The semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League have been drawn, with the top four best teams in Europe set to fight for ultimate glory.
On Thursday night, 4 December, the EUFA European Football Governing Body announced that France’s World Cup holder will play against Belgium’s world number one, while Italy’s semi-final hosts will meet Spain in October 2021 for the Semi-finals of the Nations League.
The last four events will be hosted by Milan and Turin, UEFA has announced.
Three days later, on October 10, the winners of the semis will then meet in Milan, with a third-place play-off taking place on the same date in Turin.
For the first time since the latter emerged triumphant in their pulsating World Cup semi-final encounter in Russia two years ago in 2018, the second semifinal brings neighbours France and Belgium together.
Thanks to a Goncalo Guedes finish, Portugal qualified as champions in the inaugural Nations League finals last year after a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands.