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Dutch meet Croatia, Italy play Spain at Nations League finals

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Dutch meet Croatia, Italy play Spain at Nations League finals

World Cup bronze medallists Croatia had been drawn towards hosts the Netherlands within the Nations League semi-finals in June whereas Italy and Spain will reprise their rivalry within the competitors within the different semi.

The 4 international locations had been winners of their respective League A teams final yr and compete within the mini-tournament in mid-year to determine the 2022-23 title.

Wednesday’s draw, performed at UEFA headquarters in Switzerland, has the Dutch internet hosting the Croats, contemporary from reaching the World Cup semi-finals in Qatar, in Rotterdam on June 14 with Italy and Spain clashing in Enschede the following day.

The winners advance to the ultimate in Rotterdam on June 18, with the third-place playoff earlier the identical day in Enschede.

Spain had been runners-up to France within the final version in 2021, first eliminating hosts Italy of their semi-final with a Ferran Torres double in a 2-1 victory in Milan. Italy and the Netherlands additionally return for a second look on the finals whereas that is Croatia’s first time.

The Italians had been third in 2021 whereas the Dutch runners-up within the inaugural occasion in Portugal in 2019.

The Nations League is a biennial competitors contested by all European international locations, who’re divided right into a 4 tier league construction. It has successfully changed pleasant matches beforehand performed on dates on the worldwide match calendar.

Draw:
Semi-finals
June 14: Netherlands v Croatia, Rotterdam
June 15: Spain v Italy, Enschede

Third place play off
June 18 in Enschede

Final
June 18 in Rotterdam