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Spain to face Italy in Nations League semifinals



World Cup bronze medallists Croatia had been drawn towards hosts the Netherlands within the Nations League semifinals in June whereas Italy and Spain will reprise their rivalry within the competitors within the different recreation.

The 4 nations had been winners of their respective League A teams final 12 months and can compete within the mini-tournament this summer time to resolve the 2022-23 title.

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Wednesday’s draw, carried out at UEFA headquarters in Switzerland, has the Dutch internet hosting the Croats, contemporary from reaching the World Cup semifinals in Qatar, in Rotterdam on June 14 with Italy and Spain clashing in Enschede the subsequent day.

The winners advance to the ultimate in Rotterdam on June 18, with the third-place playoff earlier the identical day in Enschede.

Spain had been runners-up to France within the final version in 2021, first eliminating hosts Italy of their semifinal with a Ferran Torres double in a 2-1 victory in Milan.

Italy and the Netherlands additionally return for a second look on the finals whereas that is Croatia’s first time.

The Italians had been third in 2021 whereas the Dutch had been runners-up within the inaugural occasion in Portugal in 2019.

The Nations League is a biennial competitors contested by all European nations, who’re divided right into a 4 tier league construction. It has successfully changed pleasant matches beforehand performed on dates on the worldwide match calendar.

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