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When does the UEFA Nations League start? 2022/23 draw in full, groups and England, Scotland and Wales fixtures

The draw has been made and European nations now know who they will face in their final competitive fixtures before the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.

England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all learned their opponents for the 2022/23 UEFA Nations League in this week’s draw which was held at House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

The competition’s group stage matches will provide the final competitive fixtures for the home nations before the World Cup finals in 2022.

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England have already booked their spot in Qatar, Northern Ireland won’t be there and only one of Scotland or Wales (or neither) will make after being drawn in the same play-off path.

So when are the fixtures for the Nations League and who is facing who? Here’s everything you need to know:

England Head Coach Gareth Southgate

When does the UEFA Nations League start?

The 2022/23 UEFA Nations League officially gets underway with the League phase of the competition, where the home nations begin, takes place from June to September 2022.

Before that, Moldova, Cyprus, Kazakhstan and Estonia vie for the final spots in the League phase in March 2022.

The 2022/23 Nations League Finals are scheduled for June 202 and March 2024 will be the next relegation play-outs.

Who will England face in the UEFA Nations League and when are the fixtures?

England have been drawn League A, Group 3 alongside Italy, Germany and Hungary.

In a repeat of the European Championships final, they will face the Italians at Wembley in June.

England’s 2022-23 Nations League fixtures are:

  • Saturday 4 June 2022 – Hungary v England (5pm kick-off)
  • Tuesday 7 June 2022 – Germany v England (7.45pm kick-off)
  • Saturday 11 June 2022 – England v Italy (7.45pm kick-off)
  • Tuesday 14 June 2022 – England v Hungary (7.45pm kick-off)
  • Friday 23 September 2022 – Italy v England (7.45pm kick-off)
  • Monday 26 September 2022 – England v Germany (7.45pm kick-off)

Who will Wales face in the UEFA Nations League and when are the fixtures?

Wales have been drawn in League A, Group 4 alongside Belgium, The Netherlands and Poland.

Rob Page’s side will open their campaign away to Poland in June.

Wales’ 2022-23 Nations League fixtures are:

  • Friday 3 June 2022 - Poland v Wales (7.45pm kick-off)
  • Monday 6 June 2022 - Wales v Netherlands (7.45pm kick-off)
  • Friday 10 June 2022 - Wales v Belgium (.45pm kick-off)
  • Monday 13 June 2022 - Netherland v Wales (7.45pm kick-off)
  • Thursday 22 September 2022 - Belgium v Wales (7.45pm kick-off)
  • Sunday 25 September 2022 - Wales v Poland (7.45pm kick-off)

Who will Scotland face in the UEFA Nations League and when are the fixtures?

Scotland have been drawn in League B, Group 1 alongside Ukraine, Republic of Ireland and Armenia.

Steve Clarke’s side are also due to face Ukraine in their Fifa World Cup qualifying play-off semi final before the Nations League gets underway.

Scotland’s 2022-23 Nations League fixtures are:

  • Saturday 4 June 2022 - Scotland v Armenia (2pm kick-off)
  • Tuesday 7 June 2022 - Scotland v Ukraine (7.45pm kick-off)
  • Saturday 11 June 2022 - Rep. of Ireland v Scotland (5pm kick-off)
  • Tuesday 14 June 2022 - Armenia v Scotland (5pm kick-off)
  • Friday 23 September 2022 - Scotland v Rep. of Ireland (7.45pm kick-off)
  • Monday 26 September 2022 - Ukraine v Scotland (7.45pm kick-off)

Who will Northern Ireland face in the UEFA Nations League and when are the fixtures?

Northern Ireland have been drawn in League C, Group 2 alongside Greece, Kosovo and Cyprus or Estonia.

There official fixture list has not yet been released and may not be completed until the group is finalised when Cyprus and Estonia face off in March.

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