UEFA Nations League
Group 1: Netherlands, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland
Group 2: England, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland
Group 3: Portugal, France, Sweden, Croatia
Group 4: Switzerland, Spain, Ukraine, Germany
Group 1: Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland, Romania
Group 2: Czech Republic, Scotland, Slovakia, Israel
Group 3: Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Hungary
Group 4: Wales, Finland, Republic of Ireland, Bulgaria
Group 1: Montenegro, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan
Group 2: Georgia, North Macedonia, Estonia, Armenia
Group 3: Greece, Kosovo, Slovenia, Moldova
Group 4: Albania, Belarus, Lithuania, Kazakhstan
Group 1: Faroe Islands, Latvia, Andorra, Malta
Group 2: Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, San Marino
How it works:
*Teams play each other home and away, with the four group winners of League A qualifying for the UEFA Nations League Finals, which feature semi-finals, a third-place match and the final.
*The group winners in Leagues B, C and D gain promotion and those who finish bottom of the groups in Leagues A and B will be relegated.
*As League C has four groups while League D has only two, the two League C teams to be relegated will be determined by two-leg play-offs.
*If a team due to participate in the play-offs qualifies for the 2022 FIFA World Cup play-offs (more on that below), the League C teams ranked 47th and 48th in the overall UEFA Nations League rankings are automatically relegated.
Germany play host to Spain in a clash of Titans tonight at the Mercedes Benz Arena.
In the inaugural edition (which is the previous one 2018/19), Germany finished bottom of the three-team group failing to beat either France and Netherlands. Spain on the hand, finished second of group A4 with England coming top while Croatia ending at rock bottom. Consequently, Portugal went on to lift the trophy on home soil when they beat Netherlands at Estadio de Dragao.
The two sides, Germany and Spain, will be hoping to make amends this time round and with one team needed from this group (group winner) to reach next year’s finals, it shows how important this game is.
Pressure will be on home team’s coach Joachim Low who has gone on to leave out players from Bayern Munich and Leipzig after their Champions League exploits.
In other words, there is no Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimich, Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka.
Spain on the other hand, coach Ruis Enrique has a youthful side that include Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres among others with the likes of Jordi Alba and Diego Costa not included.
It promises to be a good game for the eyes.
Who to trust? I will be brave and tip the home team. They seem to be ruthless and unforgiving at times, we all remember when they put six past Northern Ireland in their last encounter. Check the best odds here
The goals might rain, but there is no guarantee for that given their past meetings – They drew 1-1 in 2018 (which is their last meet). Their previous three meetings have produced three games in total.
Ukraine (Goal Goal)