Cristiano vs Modric, Mbappe vs De Bruyne, the games drawn for the Nations League

The 2024/25 UEFA Nations League draw took place and drew some interesting fixtures.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Crsitiano Ronaldo's Portugal will play Luka Modric's Croatia while De Bruyne's Belgium will play Mbappe's France.
Crsitiano Ronaldo's Portugal will play Luka Modric's Croatia while De Bruyne's Belgium will play Mbappe's France.
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The UEFA Nations League draw took place and has defined some interesting matches between some of the biggest national teams in Europe. The Nations League for 2024/2025 will start this September and will stretch into June 2025. Spain won the last edition of the Nations League after defeating Croatia on penalties last June.

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League B includes teams like England, Ukraine, Albania, Wales, and Norway. England is the strongest in this league and is placed in the B2 group. England will play Finland, the Republic of Ireland, and Greece. The closest group in League B is B1, which is between the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Albania, and Georgia.

In League A, it includes some of the toughest teams in Europe. Group A1 will include Croatia, Portugal, Poland, and Scotland. Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric are drawn in the same group for the Nations League, and it will be a reunion between two legends of Real Madrid. Scotland could be a threat in this group based on their performances in the EURO qualifiers, finishing second below Spain in their group.

Group A2 also includes some intriguing games for football fans. This group includes Italy, Belgium, France, and Israel. This will be the first time since Euro 2008 that Italy will play against France in an official match. It will also see an epic battle between Kevin De Bruyne's Belgium team and Kylian Mbappe's French team.

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The teams drawn in Group A3 are the Netherlands, Hungary, Germany, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. None of these teams won the UEFA Nations League since it was introduced in September 2018. The Netherlands were the closest after losing the first Nations League final against Portugal 1-0 in the 2018/19 season.

The current Nations League champion, Spain, is placed in Group A4 along with Denmark, Switzerland, and Serbia. Spain will look to win the competition back to back and become the first nation to win two Nations League trophies. September should be an exciting time to watch more international football in Europe.

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