UEFA confirms Nations League semi-finals draw on Thursday, here's everything you must know
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UEFA confirms Nations League semi-finals draw on Thursday, here's everything you must know

It is nearly time to crown the second ever UEFA Nations League champions after Portugal lifted the inaugural title last season.

This second edition is without Portugal though, instead the final four sees a sizzling list of Europe heavyweights, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain.

  • How will the draw work?

“The draw will decide the two pairings for the semi-finals, with no seeding or restrictions.

“The team drawn first will be the home team of match pairing A, and the team drawn second the away team of match pairing A. The third team drawn will be the home team of match pairing B. Pot 1 is emptied and the draw finished with the fourth team drawn to be the away team of match pairing B.

“If the second or fourth team drawn is the host team, the relevant semi-final pairing is switched around so that the host team is declared the home team. The match pairing which includes the host team is considered to be semi-final 1 on Wednesday 6 October; the other match pairing is semi-final 2 on Thursday 7 October,” said UEFA.

  • When is the final?

“The final and the match for third place will be on Sunday 10 October. The UEFA administration will announce the match venues and kick-off times after the draw has been carried out,” UEFA added.

  • Where will the matches take place?

“Three associations with teams in Group A1 declared an interest in hosting the finals: Italy, Netherlands and Poland. In principle, the winner of this group (Italy) will be appointed as finals hosts.

“The formal appointment of the host will be confirmed at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, followed by the draw,” concluded the FA.

The draw will be streamed live on Thursday at 17:30 CET.

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