The UEFA’s Nation League announced their draw for the second edition of the tournament on March 3 in Amsterdam.
With 55 associations as part of UEFA, they are split into four Leagues based on their position in the UEFA National Team Coefficient Rankings. Sixteen nations will be competing in Leagues A through C while only seven compete in League D.
There are some intriguing matchups in the group stage for the competition, specifically for those who are in League A.
For Group 1, the Netherlands, who finished as the runners-up in the inaugural edition, face off against Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Poland.
In Group 2, England will face off against Belgium, who they lost to in the 2018 FIFA World Cup third-place match, Denmark, and Iceland, the surprise of the 2016 European Championship.
Group 3 consists of a rematch of the 2016 European Championship final as Portugal, who won the UEFA Nations League last year, battle France, the 2018 FIFA World Cup champions. Sweden and Croatia, the runners-up in the 2018 FIFA World Cup are also in the group.
Rounding off League A, Group 4 contains Spain, Germany, Switzerland, who finished fourth in the competition last year, and Ukraine.
The league phase was set to begin in early September, However due to the corona virus outbreak no dates are now known, If this edition is anything like the inaugural one, football fans are in for a treat.
League B is where we find the other Home Nations with Wales and the Republic of Ireland drawn together in Group 4 alongside Finland and Bulgaria. Northern Ireland are in Group 1 alongside Austria, Norway and Romania. Scotland meanwhile will face Czech Republic, Slovakia and Israel. The remaining Group contains Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Hungary.