France face Belgium while Italy take on Spain in Nations League finals

World Cup holders France face top ranked Belgium while hosts Italy take on Spain in the last four of the Nations League finals

  • Matches to be held in Milan on October 6 and Juventus Stadium a day later
  • The winners will meet in the final at the San Siro in Milan on October 10
  • Albanian capital Tirana to host final of Europa Conference League in 2022

Italy have been drawn to face Spain while Belgium will meet France in the last four of the Nations League finals which will be hosted by the Italians next October.

The matches will be at San Siro in Milan on October 6 and the Juventus Stadium in Turin a day later, respectively, UEFA said after an Executive Committee meeting via video conference.

The final will take place in Milan on October 10, while the third-place play-off will be held the same day in Turin.

Italy and France meet in a repeat of the 2018 World Cup semi-final, which France won 1-0

Italy, who topped Nations League Group A1, will face Spain for the first time in a major tournament since they beat them 2-0 in the last-16 of Euro 2016.

Their most recent meeting in a World Cup qualifier saw Spain win 3-0 in Madrid three years ago and they are in form after thrashing Germany 6-0 in Seville en route to topping Group A4.

Group A3 winners France renew their rivalry with Belgium, having beaten them 1-0 in their last meeting at the 2018 World Cup semi-finals in Russia before going on to win the tournament.

Belgium, who finished above England, will face France in the semi-finals of the Nations League

Meanwhile, UEFA said the Albanian capital Tirana would host the first final of its new third-tier club competition – the Europa Conference League – in 2022 at the National Arena.

The governing body added that Romania and Georgia will co-host the 16-team European Under-21 Championship finals in 2023.

It also said the Executive Committee had decided to remove a ban imposed on October 20 on UEFA competition matches being played in Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia said last month they had signed a deal to end the military conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region after more than a month of bloodshed.

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