Nations League 2020/2021: format and draw of the final stage

In October 2021, the final stage of the second edition of the UEFA Nations League draw will take place with the participation of four winners of League A groups. 

The national teams of France, Italy, Belgium and Spain qualified for this tournament. The draw ceremony will take place on December 3 this year. The stadiums and the start time of the matches will be approved by UEFA later.

Calendar of matches of the final stage of the League of Nations

October 6, 2021: Semifinal 1.
October 7, 2021: Semifinal 2.
October 10, 2021: match for third place.
October 10, 2021: final.

Three associations from Group A1 - Italy, the Netherlands and Poland - applied for the final stage of the League of Nations. The right to host the tournament was given to the winner of the group - Italy. However, the formal appointment of the host will be approved by the UEFA Executive Committee on December 3. 

Format of the final stage of the League of Nations

The winners of the semifinals advance to the finals, and the losers will play in the match for third place. In the semifinals and finals in case of a draw in the main time is assigned an additional. If the score remains a draw, a series of 11-meter. There is no extra time in the match for the third place. In case of a draw after the regular time, a series of penalties is taken immediately.

The winner of the League of Nations receives a special cup 71 cm high made of sterling silver.

Note that the participants of the final stage of the League of Nations will be selected for the 2022 World Cup, which will consist of five instead of six teams to give them the opportunity to play in the tournament in October 2021.

It will be recalled that the winner of the first draw of the League of Nations in 2019 was the national team of Portugal.

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