Portugal got the nod to host the inaugural UEFA Nations League finals by topping Group A3 ahead of Italy and Poland, two other countries to have expressed an interest.
The dates and format are as follows:
5th June 2019: Portugal v Switzerland (semi-final 1), Estádio do Dragão, Porto
6th June 2019: Netherlands v England (semi-final 2), Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães
9th June 2019: Winners Match 1 v Winners Match 2 (final), Estádio do Dragão, Porto
9th June 2019: Losers Match 1 v Losers Match 2 (third place play-off), Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães
UEFA Nations League betting odds
Outright Winner (odds via bet365)
England – 7/4
Portugal – 2/1
Netherlands – 3/1
Switzerland – 6/1
The Three Lions go into the Nations League finals as favourites to win outright at 7/4, with EURO 2016 champions Portugal just behind at 2/1. Ronald Koeman’s resurgent Netherlands side are third favourites at 3/1. And you couldn’t write off Switzerland either in this knockout format at 6/1!
Should England not claim their first major trophy at senior international level since 1966, then Gareth Southgate’s side will have one further chance to qualify for EURO 2020 via the qualifiers.
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