2022-2023 UEFA Nations League: here is all you need to know

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The 2022-2023 UEFA Nations League will kick off later today, June 1, 2022, over six months after the European football governing body conducted the draw for the competition in Nyon, Switzerland on December 16, 2021.

From June 1 until June 14, 2022, countries across Europe would battle it out in the first round of matches in the third edition of the biannual competition.

Recall that Portugal won the first edition of the UEFA Nations League in 2019 while France won the last edition of the biennial competition in 2021.

Part of the 2022-2023 edition of the UEFA Nations League will be used to fill the gap which was created by FIFA for moving the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar from this summer to November 2022.

Below is how the UEFA Nations League works

2022-2023 UEFA Nations League: here is all you need to know
France are the defending champions of the UEFA Nations League.

The 2022-2023 edition of the UEFA Nations League is made up of four leagues. Three of the leagues – leagues A, B, and C, contain 16 countries each. While the 4th league (league D) contains 7 countries.

Leagues A, B, and C are divided into four groups of four countries while league D is divided into two groups, one group contains four countries while the other is made up of three countries.

Countries are grouped into the aforementioned leagues based on their overall rankings after the 2020-2021 UEFA Nations League. League A is the apex league of the UEFA Nations League.

The competition is carried out in a home-and-away round-robin format which means that the countries that find themselves in the same group will play against one another home and away. For instance, countries in League A Group 1 will play six matches each since their group contains four countries.

The countries that compete in League A aim to become the champions of the UEFA Nations League. The countries in League B aim to gain promotion to League A. While the countries in League C aim to gain promotion to League B. As for those in league D, they aim to gain promotion to League C.

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Note that countries that top the four groups in league A qualify for the UEFA Nations League final in June 2023 which comprises semi-finals, a third-place match, and a final. While the countries that finished at the bottom of the group risk demotion.

When will the 2022-2023 UEFA Nations League ends?

The 2022-2023 UEFA Nations League started across Europe on June 1, 2022. It is expected that the regular Nations League games will end on September 27, 2022.

When are Nations League Finals?

The 2022-2023 UEFA Nations League finals will take place from June 14 to June 18, 2023. The semi-finals will be played on 14 and 15 June 2023. While the final and third-place play-offs are scheduled to take place on 18 June 2022 at a yet-to-be-announced venue.

Below are the complete fixtures for the 2022-2023 UEFA Nations League

MATCHDAY 1

Wednesday 1 June
A4 Poland vs Wales (17:00)

Thursday 2 June
A2 Czech Republic vs Switzerland
A2 Spain vs Portugal
B2 Albania vs Russia (suspended until further notice)
B2 Israel vs Iceland
B4 Serbia vs Norway
B4 Slovenia vs Sweden
C2 Cyprus vs Kosovo
C2 Northern Ireland vs Greece
C4 Georgia vs Gibraltar (18:00)
C4 Bulgaria vs North Macedonia (18:00)
D2 Estonia vs San Marino (18:00)

Friday 3 June
A1 Croatia vs Austria
A1 France vs Denmark
A4 Belgium vs Netherlands
C3 Kazakhstan vs Azerbaijan (16:00)
C3 Belarus vs Slovakia
D1 Latvia vs Andorra (18:00)
D1 Liechtenstein vs Moldova

Saturday 4 June
A3 Hungary vs England (18:00)
A3 Italy vs Germany
B1 Armenia vs Republic of Ireland (15:00)
B3 Finland vs Bosnia and Herzegovina (18:00)
B3 Montenegro vs Romania
C1 Lithuania vs Luxembourg (18:00)
C1 Turkey vs Faroe Islands

Wednesday 21 September
B1 Scotland vs Ukraine

MATCHDAY 2
Sunday 5 June
A2 Czech Republic vs Spain
A2 Portugal vs Switzerland
B4 Serbia vs Slovenia
B4 Sweden vs Norway
C2 Cyprus vs Northern Ireland (18:00)
C2 Kosovo vs Greece
C4 Gibraltar vs North Macedonia (18:00)
C4 Bulgaria vs Georgia
D2 San Marino vs Malta (15:00)

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Monday 6 June
A1 Austria vs Denmark
A1 Croatia vs France
B2 Iceland vs Albania
B2 Israel vs Russia (suspended until further notice)
C3 Belarus vs Azerbaijan
C3 Slovakia vs Kazakhstan
D1 Andorra vs Moldova
D1 Latvia vs Liechtenstein (18:00)

Tuesday 7 June
A3 Germany vs England
A3 Italy vs Hungary
B3 Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Romania
B3 Finland vs Montenegro (18:00)
C1 Faroe Islands vs Luxembourg
C1 Lithuania vs Turkey

Wednesday 8 June
A4 Belgium vs Poland
A4 Wales vs Netherlands
B1 Republic of Ireland vs Ukraine
B1 Scotland vs Armenia

MATCHDAY 3
Thursday 9 June
A2 Portugal vs Czech Republic
A2 Switzerland vs Spain
B4 Norway vs Slovenia
B4 Sweden vs Serbia
C2 Greece vs Cyprus
C2 Kosovo vs Northern Ireland
C4 Gibraltar vs Bulgaria
C4 North Macedonia vs Georgia
D2 Malta vs Estonia

Friday 10 June
A1 Austria vs France
A1 Denmark vs Croatia
B2 Albania vs Israel
B2 Russia (suspended until further notice) vs Iceland
C3 Azerbaijan vs Slovakia (18:00)
C3 Belarus vs Kazakhstan
D1 Moldova vs Latvia (18:00)
D1 Andorra vs Liechtenstein

Saturday 11 June
A3 England vs Italy
A3 Hungary vs Germany
A4 Netherlands vs Poland
A4 Wales vs Belgium
B1 Republic of Ireland vs Scotland (18:00)
B1 Ukraine vs Armenia (15:00)
B3 Montenegro vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
B3 Romania vs Finland
C1 Faroe Islands vs Lithuania (18:00)
C1 Luxembourg vs Turkey

MATCHDAY 4
Sunday 12 June
A2 Spain vs Czech Republic
A2 Switzerland vs Portugal
B4 Norway vs Sweden (18:00)
B4 Slovenia vs Serbia
C2 Northern Ireland vs Cyprus (15:00)
C2 Greece vs Kosovo
C4 Georgia vs Bulgaria (18:00)
C4 North Macedonia vs Gibraltar (18:00)
D2 Malta vs San Marino

Monday 13 June
A1 Denmark vs Austria
A1 France vs Croatia
B2 Iceland vs Israel
B2 Russia (suspended until further notice) vs Albania
C3 Kazakhstan vs Slovakia (16:00)
C3 Azerbaijan vs Belarus (18:00)

Tuesday 14 June
A3 England vs Hungary
A3 Germany vs Italy
A4 Netherlands vs Wales
A4 Poland vs Belgium
B1 Armenia vs Scotland (18:00)
B1 Ukraine vs Republic of Ireland
B3 Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Finland
B3 Romania vs Montenegro
C1 Luxembourg vs Faroe Islands
C1 Turkey vs Lithuania
D1 Moldova vs Andorra (18:00)
D1 Liechtenstein vs Latvia

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MATCHDAY 5
Thursday 22 September
A1 Croatia vs Denmark
A1 France vs Austria
A4 Belgium vs Wales
A4 Poland vs Netherlands
C1 Lithuania vs Faroe Islands
C1 Turkey vs Luxembourg
C3 Kazakhstan vs Belarus (16:00)
C3 Slovakia vs Azerbaijan
D1 Latvia vs Moldova (18:00)
D1 Liechtenstein vs Andorra

Friday 23 September
A3 Germany vs Hungary
A3 Italy vs England
B3 Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Montenegro
B3 Finland vs Romania
C4 Georgia vs North Macedonia (18:00)
C4 Bulgaria vs Gibraltar
D2 Estonia vs Malta (18:00)

Saturday 24 September
A2 Czech Republic vs Portugal
A2 Spain vs Switzerland
B1 Scotland vs Republic of Ireland
B1 Armenia vs Ukraine (15:00)
B2 Iceland vs Russia (suspended until further notice, 15:00)
B2 Israel vs Albania
B4 Slovenia vs Norway (18:00)
B4 Serbia vs Sweden
C2 Northern Ireland vs Kosovo (18:00)
C2 Cyprus vs Greece

MATCHDAY 6
Sunday 25 September
A1 Austria vs Croatia
A1 Denmark vs France
A4 Netherlands vs Belgium
A4 Wales vs Poland
C1 Faroe Islands vs Turkey
C1 Luxembourg vs Lithuania
C3 Azerbaijan vs Kazakhstan (18:00)
C3 Slovakia vs Belarus (18:00)
D1 Andorra vs Latvia (15:00)
D1 Moldova vs Liechtenstein (15:00)

Monday 26 September
A3 England vs Germany
A3 Hungary vs Italy
B3 Montenegro vs Finland
B3 Romania vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
C4 Gibraltar vs Georgia
C4 North Macedonia vs Bulgaria
D2 San Marino vs Estonia

Tuesday 27 September
A2 Portugal vs Spain
A2 Switzerland vs Czech Republic
B1 Republic of Ireland vs Armenia
B1 Ukraine vs Scotland
B2 Albania vs Iceland
B2 Russia (suspended until further notice) vs Israel
B4 Norway vs Serbia
B4 Sweden vs Slovenia
C2 Greece vs Northern Ireland
C2 Kosovo vs Cyprus

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