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Background
The UEFA Nations League was unanimously adopted at the XXXVIII Ordinary UEFA Congress in Astana on 27 March 2014.

The format for the third UEFA Nations League will again feature promotion and relegation. The 55 European national teams have been divided into four leagues in accordance with UEFA's first Nations League project. UEFA has not yet decided what major tournament play-off spots are at stake.

League A includes the top-ranked sides, including England, and League D includes the lowest.

Teams will be split into four groups of three, with the group winners then contesting the UEFA Nations League Finals (semi-finals, third-place match and final) in June 2023 to become the third UEFA Nations League winners. One host country will be appointed from among the finalist teams.


The draw took place behind closed doors on Thursday, 16 December 2021 at the headquarters of UEFA in Nyon, Switzerland. League A was drawn by Robert Pires.
On 28 February 2022, Russia were suspended from all UEFA competition matches. On 2 May, they were placed in fourth place of Group Two of League B with no matches permitted.

League A
Group 3

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Italy 6 3 2 1 8 7 +1 11
 
Hungary 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10
Germany 6 1 4 1 11 9 +2 7
 
England 6 0 3 3 4 10 -6 3


Matches
4 June 2022
Hungary 1 England 0 [0-0]
Puskás Aréna, Budapest (26,935)
Szoboszlai (pen)
Italy 1 Germany 1 [0-0 ]
Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna (23,754)
Pellegrini
Kimmich
7 June 2022
Germany 1 England 1 [0-0]
Allianz Arena, München (66,289)
Hofmann
Kane (pen)
Italy 2 Hungary 1 [2-0]
Stadio Dino Manuzzi, Cesena (14,942)
Barella, Pellegrini
Mancini OG
11 June 2022
England 0 Italy 0 [0-0]
Molineux, Wolverhampton (1,782)
 
Hungary 1 Germany 1 [1-1]
Puskás Aréna, Budapest (55,948)
Z.Nagy
Hofmann
14 June 2022
England 0 Hungary 4 [0 1]
Molineux, Wolverhampton (28,839)
Sallai (2), Z.Nagy, Gazdag
John Stones
Germany 5 Italy 2 [2-0]
Borussia Park, Mönchengladbach (44,144)
Kimmich, Gündoğan (pen), Müller, Werner (2)
Gnonto, Bastoni
23 September 2022
Germany 0 Hungary 1 [0-1]
Red Bull Arena, Leipzig (39,513)
Szalai
Italy 1 England 0 [0-0]
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan (50,640)
Raspadori
ENGLAND ARE RELEGATED
26 September 2022
England 3 Germany 3 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (78,949)
Shaw, Mount, Kane (pen)
Gündoğan (pen), Havertz (2)
Hungary 0 Italy 2 [0-1]
Puskás Aréna, Budapest (57,300)
Raspadori, Dimarco

other A groups
Group 1

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Croatia 6 4 1 1 8 6 +2 13
 
Denmark 6 4 0 2 9 5 +4 12
France 6 1 2 3 5 7 -2 5
 
Austria 6 1 1 4 6 10 -4 4

 


Group 2

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Spain                
 
Portugal                
Switzerland                
 
Czech Republic                

 


Group 4

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Netherlands 6 5 1 0 14 6 +8 16
 
Belgium 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 10
Poland 6 2 1 3 6 12 -6 7
 
Wales 6 0 1 5 6 11 -5 1

 




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