Spain against Portugal and infernal group with Italy, Germany and England

December 16, 2021

The draw for the League of Nations 2022/23, held this afternoon in Nyon (Switzerland), produced an Iberian duel Spain-Portugal in group A2, another Belgium-Netherlands on the A4, and a tremendous A3 with Italy, Alemania and England.

The tournament, in whose distribution of groups the French exercised as ‘innocent hands’ Robert pires and spanish Gaizka Mendieta, will begin next year with four days in June: 1 and 2: 2-8; 3 and 4: 8-14. It will be completed with two more between September 22 and 27.

France, the current champion after defeating Spain in the final in Turin, he will be measured at Denmark, the selection that has evolved the most in recent times, Croatia, which he defeated in the final of the last World Cup in Russia 2018, already Austria.

Spain and Portugal They start as headliners for A2, with an Iberian duel always of maximum rivalry. They complete the series Swiss, which the Red eliminated in the quarterfinals of the last European Championship and the Portuguese in the semifinal of the first edition of the League of Nations in which they were proclaimed champions, and the Czech Republic, a quarter-finalist in the continental tournament with scorer Patrick Schick as a great figure and who is still in the fight to reach the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Italy, Alemania and England an absolutely spectacular group is coming, with Hungary as an exceptional ‘guest’, although the Magyar team was already close to surviving in the ‘group of death’ of the Eurocup in which the Germans were also together with France and Portugal.

Belgium and the Netherlands will offer two other high-flying maximum rivalry crashes, with the Poland by Robert Lewandowski and the Gareth Bale Wales as threats.

The first four of each group will play the final phase and the last four will be relegated to League B, in which group 4 stands out with Sweden, Norway, Serbia and Slovenia.

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Composition of the groups

League A: Group 1: France, Denmark, Croatia and Austria; Group 2: Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and the Czech Republic; Group number 3: Italy, Germany, England and Hungary; Group 4: Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and Wales.