UEFA Nations League draw RECAP: England drawn against Spain and Croatia as Wales face Republic of Ireland in group stage
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- England drawn against Croatia and Spain in League A of the competition
- Scotland paired with Albania and Israel in League C
- Wales will face the Republic of Ireland and Denmark in League B
- Northern Ireland drawn against Austria and Bosnia in League B
England have been drawn against Spain and Croatia in their maiden UEFA Nations League group campaign, which begins this September.
The Three Lions, whose ranking meant they were in League A, will meet familiar European foes in this new competition which has been launched in a bid to ditch meaningless international friendlies.
Elsewhere, Wales and Republic of Ireland were grouped together in Group Four of League B, meaning former Manchester United team-mates Ryan Giggs and Roy Keane will come up against each other.
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UEFA Nations League guide
- The UEFA Nations League has been introduced in an effort to reduce the number of meaningless friendlies in the international calendar
- The 55 UEFA member nations have been divided into four ‘Leagues’ based on their UEFA coefficient ranking
- England have been placed in League A, which is the top league; Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are in League B; Scotland are in League C
- Each ‘League’ will be sub-divided into three or four groups of either three or four nations. Each nation will play each other home and away in September, October and November 2018
- The winners of each group advance to the finals in June 2019
- There is also promotion and relegation between the ‘Leagues’
- The Nations League is also connected to qualifying for Euro 2020
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