Who is involved? How does it work? When and where is the tournament?
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What is it?
The final phase of the second edition of UEFA's newest national-team competition is taking place between 6 and 10 October 2021 in Milan and Turin, Italy.
Who is involved?
The four group winners of the top-ranked League A:
What are the fixtures?*
The finals draw took place on Thursday 3 December 2020:
Wednesday 6 October: Italy vs Spain (San Siro, Milan, 20:45 CET)
Thursday 7 October: Belgium vs France (Juventus Stadium, Turin, 20:45 CET)
Match for third place (Juventus Stadium, 10 October, 15:00 CET)
Loser semi-final 1 vs loser semi-final 2
Final (San Siro, 10 October, 20:45 CET)
Winner semi-final 1 vs winner semi-final 2
Where are the finals?
Three associations with teams in Group A1 declared an interest in hosting the tournament: Italy, the Netherlands and Poland. The winners of this group (Italy) were confirmed as finals hosts at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting on 3 December.Meet the Nations League finalists
What is the finals format?
- The semi-final winners advance to the final; defeated teams contest the match for third place.
- For the semi-finals and final, if scores are level at the end of normal time, extra time is played. If the scores are still level after the additional 30 minutes, the game goes to a penalty shoot-out.
- For the match for third place, there is no extra time. If the scores are level after the end of normal time, the game goes to a penalty shoot-out.
What does the winner get?
Is this linked to 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying?
In order to free up space in October 2021, the four UEFA Nations League finalists were drawn into five-team groups for qualifying (rather than six-team groups).Standings: 2022 World Cup qualifying