UEFA Nations League 2022/23: Everything you need to know | UEFA Nations League

The third edition of the UEFA Nations League will kick off in June 2022 with the finals taking place the same month a year later.

As for the 2020/21 edition, the 2022/23 competition will feature three leagues of 16 teams each and a fourth of seven, the composition decided by the promotions and relegations of this second edition. The groups were determined by the draw in Nyon on December 16, we explain how it all works.

How does the 2022/23 Nations League work?

Leagues A, B and C all have 16 teams, which have been split into four groups of four for the league stage. The seven remaining teams, in League D, were divided into two groups, one of four and the other of three. In any case, the teams will play all their group opponents home and away in June and September 2022. Four of the six matchdays will take place in June due to the winter schedule of the 2022 FIFA World Cup .

The four group winners from League A will advance to the knockout finals in June 2023. The group winners from the other three leagues will all be promoted to the 2024/25 edition.

Teams finishing fourth in League Groups A and B will be relegated. The teams finishing fourth in the League C groups will enter the qualifiers in March 2024, with the two teams defeated in those fixtures advancing to League D.

Who does each team play against in the 2022/23 Nations League?

20/21 Nations League Highlights

League A

Group A1: France, Denmark, Croatia, Austria
Group A2: Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Czech Republic
Group A3: Italy, Germany, England, Hungary
Group A4: Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Wales

League B

Group B1: Ukraine, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Armenia
Group B2: Iceland, Russia*, Israel, Albania
Group B3: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Romania, Montenegro
Group B4: Sweden, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia


Group C1: Turkey, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Faroe Islands
Group C2: Northern Ireland, Greece, Kosovo, Cyprus
Group C3: Slovakia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan
Group C4: Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Georgia, Gibraltar

League D

Group D1: Liechtenstein, Moldova, Andorra, Latvia
Group D2: Malta, Estonia, San Marino

A look back at the 2019 Nations League final

What are the dates for the 2022/23 Nations League?

Days 1 and 2: June 1-8, 2022
Days 3 and 4: June 9-14, 2022
Days 5 and 6: September 22-27, 2022
Draw for the final: to be confirmed
Semi-finals: June 14 & 15, 2023
Final and match for third place: June 18, 2023
Play-outs: March 21–23 & 24–26, 2024

2020/21: All promotions and relegations

How will the 2023 Nations League final take place?

The four winners of the League A group will participate with, in principle, one designated as host. The semi-finals will be played on June 14 and 15, 2023 and the final and third-place play-off will follow on June 18.

Previous Nations League finals

2019: Portugal 1-0 Netherlands (Porto)
2021: France 2-1 Spain (Milan)

How does UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying fit into this?

The format for UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying is yet to be confirmed, including details on how teams could earn play-off places via the 2022/23 UEFA Nations League.

The UEFA EURO 2024 competition regulations are expected to be approved and published by June 2022.

*Russia will not participate in Group 2 of League B and will automatically be placed fourth in this group.

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