UEFA have announced the groups for the forthcoming UEFA Nations League with Netherlands amongst the top nations in Group A.

  • By Michael Bell
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Despite not reaching the World Cup, Netherlands wins over Belarus and Sweden have seen them sneak into the top seeds for the new tournament, which will offer a route to EURO 2020.

Oranje are in Group A alongside Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, France, England, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Iceland, and Croatia.

According to UEFA’s website:

  • The teams will be split into four groups of three next January, with the group winners then contesting the UEFA Nations League Finals (semi-finals, third-place match and final) in June 2019 to become the UEFA Nations League winners. One host country will be appointed in December 2018 from among the finalist teams.
  • The four sides that finish bottom of their groups will be relegated to League B for the 2020 edition.
  • The top four-ranked League A teams that do not qualify for UEFA EURO 2020 will enter play-offs in March 2020, with one finals place on offer.

The Group Stage draw takes place on the 24th of January.




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