UEFA confirms that the Netherlands will organize the Nations League final round in 2023

UEFA confirmed on Tuesday that the Netherlands will be allowed to organize the final round of the Nations League in June 2023. The Orange will compete against Croatia, Italy and Spain.

The matches will be played in De Kuip and De Grolsch Veste. The semi-finals will be played on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 June. The battle for the bronze and the final are scheduled for Sunday 18 June.

The allocation of the Netherlands as host of the ‘Final Four’ was a formality. It was previously announced that the winner of the group of Orange would be allowed to organize the final tournament. The Dutch national team left Belgium, Poland and Wales behind in the group.

Croatia, European champion Italy and Spain also won their group in division A and thus qualified for the final round of the Nations League. The draw for the semi-finals will be made in January in Nyon, Switzerland.

It is the first time that the Netherlands is hosting the final round of the Nations League. It is the third edition of the relatively new country tournament, which UEFA has introduced as a replacement for friendly matches.

The Netherlands reached the final of the Nations League in the first edition in the 2018/2019 season by beating England in the semi-finals after extra time. In the final battle, Portugal was 1-0 too strong for the team of then national coach Ronald Koeman. After the World Cup, Koeman will be back in the Orange group.

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