Wednesday November 18 2020
Italy to host Nations League Final Four

Italy are expected to host the second edition of the Nations League Final Four tournament in October 2021, against Belgium, France and Spain.

The Azzurri secured their spot in the final tournament by topping Group A ahead of the Netherlands, Poland and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

In principle, Italy will be the hosts, as they won Group A1, but it is to be confirmed at a UEFA Executive Committee meeting on December 3.

The draw for the semi-final and final pairings will be made that same day, with no seeding.

The semi-finals are set for October 6 and 7, with a third-place play-off and then the Final both on October 10.

If the scores are level after 90 minutes, then they go to extra time and eventually then penalties.

Qualification also means that Italy, Belgium, France and Spain go into a 2022 World Cup qualifying group of five teams rather than six, thus freeing up space in the fixture list.

Portugal won the first edition of the Nations League as hosts in 2019.