France draw Italy, Belgium and Israel in Nations League

France have received a difficult draw for the upcoming UEFA Nations League. Les Bleus will face Italy, Belgium and Israel in the group stages. 

Les Bleus’ focus is currently on the upcoming EUROS tournament, which will take place in Germany between 14th June and 14th July. It will then shift to the Olympics, which is taking place in Paris in the summer. However, another competition makes its return later this year – the Nations League. 

France won the competition back in 2021 and will be looking to do so again in June 2025, when the final of the upcoming edition will take place. However, Didier Deschamps’ journey to the final will be difficult, having drawn Italy, Belgium and Israel in the group stages. The top two teams will advance and will try to dethrone the holding champions Spain in June 2025.

2024/25 Nations League calendar

1st Gameweek – 5th – 7th September 2024
2nd Gameweek – 8th-10th September 2024
3rd Gameweek – 10th-12th October 2024
4th Gameweek – 13th-15th October 2024
5th Gameweek – 14th-16th November 2024
6th Gameweek – 17th-19th November 2024

Draw for the knock-out stages to take place in November 2024.

Play-off for elimination phase – 20th-25th March 2025
A-League Quarter-Finals – 20th-25th March 2025
Finals – 4th-8th June 2025

GFFN | Luke Entwistle


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