England will play the Netherlands and hosts Portugal face Switzerland in the semi-finals of the inaugural Uefa Nations League.

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions qualified for the final four after a late 2-1 victory over Croatia meant they finished top of Nations League A group 4.

The Dutch won Nations League A group 1, Switzerland topped Nations League A group 2 while Portugal won Nations League A group 3.

Following the draw on 3 December the semi-finals, third-placed match and final dates and stadiums were confirmed by Uefa.

The semi-finals will be played on 5 and 6 June 2019 with the third-placed match and final on 9 June 2019. All matches will be live in the UK on Sky Sports.

Three Lions name squad

England manager Southgate has named an initial 27-man squad for the finals. Captain Harry Kane is included despite currently recovering from an ankle injury. 

  • Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Jordan Pickford (Everton) 
  • Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Manchester City) 
  • Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham ), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Nathan Redmond (Southampton), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Harry Winks (Tottenham) 
  • Strikers: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)

Uefa Nations League semi-finals

Portugal vs. Switzerland
  • When: Wednesday 5 June 2019 
  • Where: Estádio do Dragão, Porto 
  • Kick-off time: 7.45pm (BST) 
  • TV channel: live on Sky Sports
Netherlands vs. England
  • When: Thursday 6 June 2019 
  • Where: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques Guimaraes 
  • Kick-off time: 7.45pm (BST) 
  • TV channel: live on Sky Sports

Third/fourth-placed match

  • Who: loser semi-final 1 vs. loser semi-final 2 
  • When: Sunday 9 June 2019 
  • Where: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimaraes 
  • Kick-off time: 2pm (BST) 
  • TV channel: live on Sky Sports

Uefa Nations League final

  • Who: winner semi-final 1 vs. winner semi-final 2 
  • When: Sunday 9 June 2019 
  • Where: Estádio do Dragão, Porto 
  • Kick-off time: 7.45pm (BST) 
  • TV channel: live on Sky Sports

About the Uefa Nations League

What is the Uefa Nations League finals?

According to the Uefa website, the inaugural Nations League finals is “a knockout tournament involving the four group winners of the top-ranked league A”.

When does the tournament take place?

Portugal will host the tournament from 5-9 June 2019. The semi-finals will be held on 5 and 6 June followed by the third/fourth-placed match and final on Sunday 9 June.

What stadiums are hosting games?

Matches will be played at Porto’s Estádio do Dragão and the Estádio D Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes. 

Who has qualified?

Holland, Switzerland, Portugal and England have qualified for the finals.

  • Holland: winners of Nations League A group 1
  • Switzerland: winners of Nations League A group 2 
  • Portugal: winners of Nations League A group 3 
  • England: winners of Nations League A group 4
What will the Uefa Nations League winners get?

As well as a sparkling new 71cm-tall sterling silver trophy the winners will also get €7.5m (£6.6m).

Uefa Nations League draw guide
Uefa Nations League calendar
  • Finals: 5–9 June 2019 (hosted in Portugal)
  • Uefa Euro 2020 play-off draw: 22 November 2019 
  • Uefa Euro 2020 play-offs: 26–31 March 2020
When is the next Uefa Nations League?

The next edition of the competition, with relegation and promotions taken into account, will begin in 2020. That means that each summer without a World Cup or European Championship, there will be a Uefa Nations League final.

What about the major tournaments?

One upshot of the competition is that it will make qualification for the European Championships “more streamlined”, says Uefa. There will be a standard qualifying competition, with two teams going through from each group. But the Nations League rankings will then be used to decide which teams qualify for the play-offs to decide the final four spots at Euro 2020.



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