England have been drawn towards the Republic of Eire, Finland and Greece of their League B group for the boys’s 2024-25 Nations League.
Scotland, who characteristic within the high League A teams, will face Croatia, Poland and Portugal.
Wales have been positioned in the identical League B group as Iceland, Montenegro and Turkey.
Northern Eire are to play Belarus, Bulgaria and Luxembourg of their League C group.
Leagues A, B and C every have 4 teams of 4 groups, whereas League D has two teams of three groups.
England, who dropped all the way down to League B after ending backside of Group A3 within the earlier version of the Nations League, final performed the Republic of Eire in a aggressive sport in 1991 once they drew 1-1 in a Euro 92 qualifier.
A pleasant at Lansdowne Street in 1995 needed to be deserted due to main crowd hassle, whereas the latest assembly between the 2 sides was a pleasant in 2020 which England won 3-0.
“There’s some groups we have not performed for some time, there’s going to be some tough video games for us,” mentioned England supervisor Gareth Southgate.
“I believe all people in England will assume it was an enormous disappointment to drop all the way down to League B however you continue to have tough video games.
“Clearly, our goal will probably be we’ve to attempt to win the group to get again up into League A.”
Will Southgate be in cost for Nations League video games?
Southgate will lead England at Euro 2024 in Germany this summer season and says his future might rely upon his aspect’s efficiency on the event earlier than the Nations League begins in September.
“There is a truthful probability half the coaches will not be right here after the Euros. That is worldwide soccer,” mentioned 53-year-old, whose contract runs till December.
“You have to see how the summer season goes. It is so simple as that. I do know what we’re able to reaching in the summertime, I do know what my very own benchmark of success could be, after that I am probably not occupied with anything.
“We have got to ship a efficiency and you have to make one of the best choices for everyone. I will not be ready to make that call earlier than the event.”
It is a robust one – Scotland boss Clarke
Scotland received Group B1 final time to earn promotion to League A for the primary time.
“It is a robust one,” mentioned Scotland supervisor Steve Clarke about his aspect’s group.
“We anticipated tough opponents. That is what we have however that is what we needed.
“I am at all times an incredible believer that if you wish to enhance you must play towards one of the best groups. We have got good opponents and I sit up for the matches.”
Wales have been within the high tier final time however completed backside of Group A4 with one level from six video games.
They performed Turkey in November when the two teams drew 1-1 in a Euro 2024 qualifying group sport.
Turkey completed high of the group, whereas Wales have been third and can face Finland within the play-off semi-finals in March as they attempt to qualify for that event in Germany.
“It is a constructive group, we’re fairly happy with it,” mentioned Wales supervisor Rob Web page of his group’s Nations League draw.
“We learn about Turkey after taking part in them lately. On the subject of the opposite groups we should do a bit extra digging.
“We’re fairly assured.”
The Republic of Eire have remained in League B because the competitors began up and Northern Eire are in League C once more.
“It is an open and aggressive kind of group,” mentioned Northern Eire boss Michael O’Neill.
“We have got a really younger squad on the minute and I believe this may give them a possibility to win video games, give them extra expertise and assist us develop the group additional, significantly with World Cup qualification the subsequent huge event to cope with.”
Every group in Leagues A, B and C will play two group video games in September, two in October and two in November 2024.
League 1 / 4-finals and promotion/relegation play-offs happen in March 2025, earlier than single-leg semi-finals and a ultimate in June 2025.
Spain are the trophy holders after they beat Croatia on penalties final June.
Uefa Nations League 2024-25 teams
Group A1: Croatia, Portugal, Poland, Scotland
Group A2: Italy, Belgium, France, Israel
Group A3: Netherlands, Hungary, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group A4: Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, Serbia
Group B1: Czech Republic, Ukraine, Albania, Georgia
Group B2: England, Finland, Republic of Eire, Greece
Group B3: Austria, Norway, Slovenia, Kazakhstan
Group B4: Wales, Iceland, Montenegro, Turkey
Group C1: Sweden, Azerbaijan, Slovakia, Estonia
Group C2: Romania, Kosovo, Cyprus, Lithuania/Gibraltar*
Group C3: Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Northern Eire, Belarus
Group C4: Armenia, Faroe Islands, North Macedonia, Latvia
*Gibraltar and Lithuania face a play-out, successfully a relegation play-off to see who ends in Leagues C and D, in March 2024.
Group D1: Lithuania/Gibraltar, San Marino, Liechtenstein
Group D2: Moldova, Malta, Andorra