2020-21 UEFA Nations League – Guide for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales fans

The dates for the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League group matches have now been confirmed, with the home nations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales due to travel across Europe.

England play in Group A and will be looking for another trip to the UEFA Nations League Finals, whilst Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales all play in Group B and will be seeking promotion to Group A in 2022.

Of course it may end up that fans are preventing from supporting the home nations, with matches being played behind closed doors at present, along with potential travel restrictions. However further information on each of the matches, including venue, travel and ticketing information is available by clicking on each of the links.

A guide to the UEFA Nations League, including how the format works is available here.


England

England will look to repeat their success of the last UEFA Nations League, where they came through a group with Croatia and Spain to reach the Finals in Portugal where they finished in third place.

Depending on travel restrictions and whether matches will be played behind closed doors, England fans have a rare chance to see their country play away to Iceland (first time since 1982), Denmark (2011) and Belgium (1970).

5th September 2020 (16:00 local/17:00 UK) – Iceland 0-1 England (Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík)

8th September 2020 (20:45 local/19:45 UK) – Denmark 0-0 England (Parken Stadium, Copenhagen)

11th October 2020 (17:00) – England v Belgium (Wembley Stadium, London)

14th October 2020 (19:45) – England v Denmark (Wembley Stadium, London)

15th November 2020 (20:45 local/19:45 UK) – Belgium v England (King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels)

18th November 2020 (19:45) – England v Iceland (Wembley Stadium, London)


Northern Ireland

In the last UEFA Nations League, Northern Ireland were saved from relegation from Group B due to a revamp in the format. Losing all four matches in 2019, they face another difficult group containing Austria, Norway and Romania.

Northern Ireland are pretty familiar with trips to Bucharest, Oslo and Vienna having last visited the cities in 2014, 2017 and 2018 respectively.

4th September 2020 (21:45 local/19:45 UK) – Romania 1-1 Northern Ireland (Arena Națională, Bucharest)

7th September 2020 (19:45) – Northern Ireland 1-5 Norway (Windsor Park, Belfast)

11th October 2020 (19:45) – Northern Ireland v Austria (Windsor Park, Belfast)

14th October 2020 (20:45 local/19:45 UK) – Norway v Northern Ireland (Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo)

15th November 2020 (20:45 local/19:45 UK) – Austria v Northern Ireland (Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna)

18th November 2020 (19:45) – Northern Ireland v Romania (Windsor Park, Belfast)


Scotland

Scotland had a successful previous UEFA Nations League, winning promotion from Group C in a group that again contained Israel. The Scots will play Israel in a UEFA Euro 2020 play-off either side of their Nations League matches, along with tricky matches against the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Scotland fans will have a first trip to Olomouc in the Czech Republic, before travelling to Slovakia for the first time since 2016 and then to play Israel for the fifth time in two years.

4th September 2020 (19:45) – Scotland 1-1 Israel (Hampden Park, Glasgow)

7th September 2020 (20:45 local/19:45 UK) – Czech Republic 1-2 Scotland (Andrův Stadium, Olomouc)

11th October 2020 (19:45) – Scotland v Slovakia (Hampden Park, Glasgow)

14th October 2020 (19:45) – Scotland v Czech Republic (Hampden Park, Glasgow)

15th November 2020 (15:00 local/14:00 UK) – Slovakia v Scotland (Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava)

18th November 2020 (21:45 local/19:45) – Israel v Scotland (Netanya Municipal Stadium, Netanya)


Wales

Wales and the Republic of Ireland meet again in their UEFA Nations League group B, facing a short trip across the Irish Sea in October and November. They will face a Finland team that qualified out of a group that contained Italy for UEFA Euro 2020, as well as a Bulgaria side that England defeated 4-0 and 6-0.

Wales fans will travel to Finland for the first time since 2009, Bulgaria (2011) and the short trip across the Irish Sea to Dublin was last made in 2018.

3rd September 2020 (21:45 local/19:45 UK) – Finland 0-1 Wales (Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki)

6th September 2020 (14:00) – Wales 1-0 Bulgaria (Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff)

11th October 2020 (14:00) – Republic of Ireland v Wales (Aviva Stadium, Dublin)

14th October 2020 (21:45 local/19:45 UK) – Bulgaria v Wales (Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia)

15th November 2020 (17:00) – Wales v Republic of Ireland (Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff)

18th November 2020 (19:45) – Wales v Finland (Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff)

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