England to play Croatia and Spain in new UEFA Nations League competition this year

Wednesday 24 Jan 2018
The draw for League A of the UEFA Nations League was made in Lausanne, Switzerland

England will take on Euro rivals Spain and Croatia in the UEFA Nations League later this year.

The draw for the new competition, which takes place in September, October and November 2018, was made in Switzerland on 24 January 2018.

And the Three Lions were drawn out in group four of League A to set up four games with Spain and Croatia, both home and away, later this year.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate was in Lausanne for the draw, which saw the 54 pre-seeded European nations separated into four different leagues based on their co-efficient ranking.

Teams were then drawn out into their smaller groups in each league, with the results and final positions in those groups dictating who will be promoted or relegated.

In England’s league, the teams who top their group will progress to the Nations League finals in June 2019 while the nations who finish bottom will be relegated to League B for the next series of the competition in 2020.

Confirmed fixtures

England v Spain – Saturday 8 September 2018 (7.45pm kick-off)
Croatia v England - Friday 12 October 2018 (7.45pm kick-off)
Spain v England – Monday 15 October 2018 (7.45pm kick-off)
England v Croatia – Sunday 18 November (2pm kick-off)

 League A

1: Germany, France, Netherlands,
2: Belgium, Switzerland, Iceland
3: Portugal, Italy, Poland
4: Spain, England, Croatia

League B
1: Slovakia, Ukraine, Czech Republic
2: Russia, Sweden, Turkey
3: Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Northern Ireland,
4: Wales, Republic of Ireland, Denmark

League C
1: Scotland, Albania, Israel
2: Hungary, Greece, Finland, Estonia
3: Slovenia, Norway, Bulgaria, Cyprus
4: Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Lithuania

League D
1: Georgia, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Andorra
2: Belarus, Luxembourg, Moldova, San Marino
3: Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands, Malta, Kosovo
4: FYR Macedonia, Armenia, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar

 Find tickets for England v Spain and England v Croatia here. 

By FA Staff