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Nations League draw: times, teams, pots & how to watch, stream online

The draw for the league phase of the 2022/23 UEFA Nations League is to be held in Nyon on Thursday.

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French players celebrate with the trophy at the end of the Nations League final football match between Spain and France at San Siro stadium in Milan, on October 10, 2021. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
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2022/23 UEFA Nations League draw: when and where?

The draw for the league phase of the 2022/23 UEFA Nations League will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Thursday 16 December 2021 at 6pm local time (CET).

In the US, that’s 12 noon ET and 9am PT. In the UK, that’s 5pm (GMT).

Find out what time the draw gets underway if you’re elsewhere in the world.

How can I follow the Nations League draw?

The draw for the league phase of the 2022/23 Nations League will be streamed live on UEFA TV. You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of the event right at here at AS USA.

France's Karim Benzema celebrates with the trophy after Les Bleus won the 2020/21 Nations League.
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France's Karim Benzema celebrates with the trophy after Les Bleus won the 2020/21 Nations League.MIGUEL MEDINAPool via REUTERS

How will the draw work?

The 55 countries in the Nations League will be split into four leagues - A, B, C and D - according to their ranking in UEFA’s 2022/23 Access List. In turn, each league will be divided into four groups of four (except for League D, which will be two groups: one of four and one of three).

In Leagues A, B and C, teams will be placed into four pots of four for Thursday’s draw, while League D’s nations will be separated into two pots, one of four and one of three. The composition of the pots will be based on countries’ results in the 2020/21 Nations League.

In the top three leagues, one team each from Pots 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be drawn into every group. In League D, two teams each from Pot 1 and Pot 2 will be placed in Group D1, and two Pot 1 teams will be joined by one Pot 2 team in Group D2.

2022/23 Nations League draw pots

League A:

Pot 1: France, Spain, Italy, Belgium

Pot 2: Portugal, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany

Pot 3: England, Poland, Switzerland, Croatia

Pot 4: Wales, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary

League B:

Pot 1: Ukraine, Sweden, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iceland

Pot 2: Finland, Norway, Scotland, Russia

Pot 3: Israel, Romania, Serbia, Republic of Ireland

Pot 4: Slovenia, Montenegro, Albania, Armenia

NB: For political reasons, Ukraine and Russia cannot be drawn together

League C:

Pot 1: Turkey, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Northern Ireland

Pot 2: Greece, Belarus, Luxembourg, North Macedonia

Pot 3: Lithuania, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kosovo

Pot 4: Kazakhstan/Moldova*, Cyprus/Estonia*, Gibraltar, Faroe Islands

League D:

Pot 1: Kazakhstan/Moldova*, Cyprus/Estonia*, Liechtenstein, Malta

Pot 2: Latvia, San Marino, Andorra

*Depending on the outcome of the teams’ play-out ties in March 2022

When will the league phase take place?

The league phase of the 2022/23 Nations League, in which teams will face the other countries in their group home and away, is scheduled to be played on the following dates in June and September 2022:

Matchdays one and two: 2-8 June

Matchdays three and four: 8-14 June

Matchdays five and six: 22-27 September

The four group winners in League A will then progress to the Nations League finals, which are to be held between 14 and 18 June 2023. One of the four finalists will be chosen as hosts of the knockout mini-tournament.

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