Europe is still hungover after the great game between France and Belgium that amazed everyone in Italy anaoche. The comeback of the Gauls for the choqye puts them in a final of the UEFA Nations League where Spain will have taken notes to measure themselves with the World champions. This is all you have to know about the meeting on Sunday.

Together with those previously mentioned, Spain and Italy arrived as leaders in their areas in the second national team tournament that UEFA has had since 2017. The reasons for the appearance of the Nations League stem from the low economic injection that friendlies between countries entail. in the old continent, so Aleksander Ceferin wanted to create a trophy where, in addition to giving the public better games, something was at stake.

Specifically, and thanks to their qualification for the San Siro final on Sunday around 8:45 p.m. local time, France and Spain had to secure a place in the playoffs for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. go through this phase to get into the next World Cup, UEFA wants to avoid surprises and reward those who take the tournament more seriously.

Portugal will lose their current championship title when Luis Enrique and Didier Deschamps meet at a San Siro stadium where the doors will be opened to more than 40,000 people. The final of the Nations League will be marked by a clash of styles where the French coach already warns of how difficult it will be for his men.

“I saw a very strong Spain, it forced Italy to defend itself, it dominated possession despite the efforts of the Italians. Spain is always good with possession. Luis Enrique followed in the footsteps of his predecessor, he allowed Spain to play very well. we play a trophy and the trophies are important. On Sunday there will be a happy coach and an unhappy one, I hope to be the winner, “Deschamps declared about what comes next Sunday.

Meet the UEFA Nations League participants

Spain will face France in the 2021 UEFA Nations League final, while Italy and Belgium will meet for third place: meet these four teams.

Spain will play France in the UEFA Nations League grand final after both beat Italy and Belgium respectively in the semi-finals. These last two teams will play the match for third place.

Final: Spain – France, Sunday October 10 (San Siro, Milan)


Group A4 winner : 3V 2E 1D 13GF 3GC Semi-final
result: beat Italy 1-2
Top scorer
 : Ferran Torres (6)

09/03 : Germany – Spain 1-1
06/09 : Spain – Ukraine 4-0
10/10 : Spain – Switzerland 1-0
13/10 : Ukraine – Spain 1-0
14/11 : Switzerland – Spain 1- 1
11/17 : Spain 6-0 Germany

All the goals of Spain on their way to the final four

Coach: Luis Enrique
Resigned in June 2019 for personal reasons, but returned to his post in November following the completion of qualifying for UEFA EURO 2020. In 2015 he guided Barcelona to UEFA Champions League glory and is now looking to lift his first title in the selection of Spain.

Key player: Sergio Busquets
“This team will return,” promised the Barcelona midfielder after Spain lost on penalties to Italy in the EURO 2020 semifinals. He is now a very veteran member of this Spanish team, but no less indispensable.

Player to watch: Yeremi Pino
The 18-year-old midfielder, who has yet to make his debut, became the youngest Spanish player to start a major European final when he was the protagonist of Villarreal’s Europa League triumph against Manchester United , and has represented his country in several lower categories.


Group A3 winner : 5V 1E 0D 12GF 5GC
Top scorer : Olivier Giroud (3)

09/05 : Sweden – France 0-1
08/09 : France – Croatia 4-2
11/10 : France – Portugal 0-0
14 / 10 : Croatia 1-2 France
11/14 : Portugal 0-1 France
11/17 : France 4-2 Sweden

Coach: Didier Deschamps
Deschamps captained ‘les bleus’ in their victory at the 1998 World Cup and the EURO 2000, and has been France coach since 2012. He won the World Cup in 2018 and could secure the second international ‘double’ of his career at UEFA EURO 2020. “On a personal level, I am very happy to play this match in Turin, in a stadium that I know well and where I have many friends and acquaintances. It will be a great match that I hope will be played with a great atmosphere in a stadium full of fans. “

All the goals of France on their way to the final four

Key player: Antoine Griezmann
The influence of the UEFA EURO 2016 best player and the tournament’s top scorer on the French national team has been gaining weight over time. He has scored three goals and assisted seven in the EURO qualifying round, surpassing Zinédine Zidane in the French all-time top scorers standings.

Player to watch: Marcus Thuram
Deschamps’ former teammate Lilian Thuram’s son was a member of the EURO 2020 squad, and the lanky left winger is eager to show he can be as effective for Bleus as he is. it is in the Mönchengladbach.

Match for third place, Sunday, October 10 (Juventus Stadium, Turin)


Group A1 winner : 3V 3E 0D 7GF 2GC
Semi-final result:  1-2 loss to Spain 
Top scorer
 : Domenico Berardi, Lorenzo Pellegrini (2)

 : Italy – Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-1
07/09 : Netherlands – Italy 0-1
11/10 : Poland – Italy 0-0
14/10 : Italy – Netherlands 1-1
15/11 : Italy – Poland 2-0
11/18 : Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-2 Italy

Coach: Roberto Mancini
The man who led Italy to their second EURO trophy after more than 50 years of waiting. As a coach, he won trophies at the club level in Italy, England and Turkey, having been one of the best Italian forwards of his generation, although he never had any luck with the national team. Although he can no longer lift his second title the same year, he will seek to clinch third place.

Road to the Nations League finals: Italy

Key player: Gianluigi Donnarumma
UEFA EURO 2020 Player of the Tournament, the 22-year-old goalkeeper calmly underpinned Italy’s success and was one of the stars in the Azzurra’s semi-final and penalty shoot-out triumphs in the final.

Player to watch: Federico Chiesa
Son of former Italian striker Enrico Chiesa, the 23-year-old attracted attention for his speed and determination on the wing at EURO 2020, scoring against Austria and Spain in the knockout stages.


Group A2 Winner : 5V 0E 1D 16GF 6GC
Top Scorer : Romelu Lukaku (5)

09/05 : Denmark – Belgium 0-2
08/09 : Belgium – Iceland 5-1
11/10 : England – Belgium 2-1
10/14 : Iceland – Belgium 1-2
11/15 : Belgium – England 2- 0
11/18 : Belgium 4-2 Denmark

Coach: Roberto Martínez
When he was a player he acted as a midfielder. The Spaniard, who made a name for himself in English football, has been in charge of the Belgian team since 2016. “It will be a fantastic match, but I think it has been such a successful campaign in the Nations League that whoever you are going to face , you’re going to have that feeling of a great game. “

Key player: Kevin De Bruyne
The 2019/20 UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Season continues to deliver great performances with his national team and with his club. It is the creative asset of Roberto Martínez.

Player to watch: Charles De Ketelaere
Belgium’s latest talent. He made his debut in Bruges’ first team at 18, joined the senior team at 19, and now, at 20, he could make a big splash in Italy. It is not known where he will play: he can play anywhere, from the left back to the center forward!

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