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Germany to begin Nations League campaign vs Spain on Sep 3, confirms Uefa

The tournament which saw its first edition being played in 2018-19, has moved the dates for its group stages due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Germany to begin Nations League campaign vs Spain on Sep 3, confirms Uefa
The first edition of the tournament was won by Portugal.

will begin its 2020 Nations League campaign against on September 3 as Uefa confirmed the revised schedule for the competition.

The tournament which saw its first edition being played in 2018-19, has moved the dates for its group stages due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The first edition of the tournament was won by Portugal.

"The 2020/21 Uefa Nations League group stage will be played on revised dates in September, October and November 2020. The new schedule was announced following a meeting of the Uefa Executive Committe to discuss the new European calendar in light of the Covid-19 outbreak," Uefa said in an official statement.
 

"The national team windows of October and November 2020 will now feature triple-headers instead of double-headers, thus allowing the postponed Uefa EURO 2020 play-offs to be rescheduled for 8 October and 12 November. The group stage matches of the 2020/21 Uefa Nations League will be played on the following dates: 3/4/5 and 6/7/8 September; 10/11 and 13/14 October; 14/15 and 17/18 November 2020. Friendly matches will be played on 7/8 October and 11/12 November," it added.

The first matchday will be on September 3 as will lock horns against

Iceland will then host England on September 5 with reigning champions Portugal also in action at home against Croatia.

There will be six matchdays in total with the finals then set to be played at a yet to be confirmed date next year.

Portugal had defeated Netherlands in the finals of the inaugural edition of the tournament.

First Published: Sat, June 27 2020. 13:26 IST