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UEFA Nations League draw confirmed


The draw for the 2024/25 UEFA Nations League group phase took place in Paris on Thursday evening, with this how it panned out:

League A

  • Group 1: Croatia, Portugal, Poland & Scotland.
  • Group 2: Italy, Belgium, France & Israel.
  • Group 3: Netherlands, Hungary, Germany & Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Group 4: Spain, Denmark, Switzerland & Serbia

League B

  • Group 1: Czechia, Ukraine, Albania & Georgia.
  • Group 2: England, Finland, Republic of Ireland & Greece.
  • Group 3: Austria, Norway, Slovenia & Kazakhstan
  • Group 4: Wales, Iceland, Montenegro & Türkiye.

League C

  • Group 1: Sweden, Azerbaijan, Slovakia & Estonia.
  • Group 2: Romania, Kosovo, Cyprus & Lithuania/Gibraltar.
  • Group 3: Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Northern Ireland & Belarus.
  • Group 4: Armenia, Faroe Islands, North Macedonia & Latvia.

Lithuania will face Gibraltar in a two-legged relegation play-out in March; the winners will remain in League C, with the losers dropping into League D.

League D

  • Group 1: Lithuania/Gibraltar, San Marino & Liechtenstein.
  • Group 2: Moldova, Malta & Andorra.

Did you know, only two teams have never won a Nations League match: San Marino and Iceland.

Confused about the UEFA Nations League works? All your questions will be answered below!

How has the UEFA Nations League format changed?

If you can’t remember, or never knew in the first place, how the UEFA Nations League worked, that doesn’t really matter because sweeping changes are coming to each division, which we’ll outline here:

162 matches were played during the most-recent edition of the competition, with this figure set to rise to 188 in 2024/25.

League A

  • 1st: Qualification for the UEFA Nations League quarter-finals.
  • 2nd: Qualification for the UEFA Nations League quarter-finals.

A group winner will take on a runner-up from a different group in a two-legged quarter-final tie for a place in the traditional final-four tournament.

  • 3rd: Will face a League B runner-up in a two-legged promotion/relegation play-out.
  • 4th: Immediate relegation to League B.

League B

  • 1st: Immediate promotion to League A.
  • 2nd: Will face a League A third-place finisher in a two-legged promotion/relegation play-out.
  • 3rd: Will face a League C runner-up in a two-legged promotion/relegation play-out.
  • 4th: Immediate relegation to League C.

League C

  • 1st: Immediate promotion to League B.
  • 2nd: Will face a League B third-place finisher in a two-legged promotion/relegation play-out.
  • 3rd: Remain in League C.
  • 4th: Two worst-ranked teams will be immediately relegated to League D; the other two teams will face a League D runner-up in a two-legged promotion/relegation play-out.

League D

  • 1st: Immediate promotion to League C.
  • 2nd: Will face the two best-ranked League C fourth-place finishers in a two-legged promotion/relegation play-out.
  • 3rd: Remain in League D.

When are UEFA Nations League matches taking place?

Group phase

5-10 September, 10-15 October & 14-19 November 2024.

League A quarter-finals and promotion/relegation play-outs

First legs: 20-22 March 2025. Second legs: 23-25 March 2025.

UEFA Nations League Finals

Semi-finals: 4 & 5 June 2025. Final: 8 June 2025.

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".