The UEFA Nations League was launched in 2018 to replace the countless friendlies that filled the dates between more coveted international competitions like the FIFA World Cup and Euros. Instead, national teams now have meaningful competition to fill the gaps with each Nations League cycle scheduled to span two years
All 55 member nations of European governing body UEFA are spread across four “leagues” or tiers. Each league was originally created based on the FIFA World Rankings, and since the first edition of the Nations League, teams have won promotion into higher-ranked leagues, while others have suffered relegation to lower tiers based on their performance.
League A, League B, and League C are split into four groups of four teams. League D features the remaining seven countries split into just two groups — one of four teams and another of three teams.
How UEFA Nations League works
In League A, the four group winners advance to play for the Nations League title in June 2023, while in Leagues B, C and D, the group winners are promoted to the next highest league ahead of the next edition. In Leagues A and B, the last-place team in each group is automatically relegated, while the bottom teams in League C compete in a relegation playoff, with two of the four nations dropping down to the lowest league (League D).
Nearly the entire 2022-23 UEFA Nations League group stage will be completed in the summer and fall of 2022, leaving just a handful of verdicts to be handed down in 2023 and early 2024.
- Matchday 1: June 1-4, 2022
- Matchday 2: June 5-8, 2022
- Matchday 3: June 9-11, 2022
- Matchday 4: June 12-14, 2022
- Matchday 5: Sept. 22-24, 2022
- Matchday 6: Sept. 25-27, 2022
- Finals (League A): June 14-18, 2023 (hosted by Group 4 winner)
- Relegation Playoffs (League C): March 21-26, 2024
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Complete fixtures schedule and standings tables follow below with home teams listed first (times indicated in ET and BST).