UEFA Nations League: Semi-finals and finals dates, kick-off times, how to watch England, squads, latest odds and more

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With the Nations League finals getting underway this week, we have everything you need to know for the tournament in Portugal.

England are one of four teams involved looking to be the competition's first ever winners.

Gareth Southgate's side are battling Portugal, Switzerland and the Netherlands for the title and are potentially 180 minutes away from getting their hands on major silverware for the first time since 1966.

We will be following England's progress with live minute-by-minute updates alongside reaction and goal replays in our matchday blogs.

What is the schedule?

Two semi-finals take place and the winners of those games will meet in the final on Sunday.

If scores are level at the end of 90 minutes, there will be 30 minutes of extra-time where teams are permitted to make a fourth substitution. If required, there will also be a penalty shootout.

Semi-Final 1: Wednesday June 5

  • Game: Portugal v Switzerland
  • Location: Estádio do Dragão - Porto
  • Kick-off: 1945 BST
  • TV: Sky Sports Football/Sky Sports Main Event
  • Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Semi-Final 2: Thursday June 6

  • Game: Netherlands v England
  • Location: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques - Guimaraes
  • Kick-off: 1945 BST
  • TV: Sky Sports Football/Sky Sports Main Event
  • Blog: sportinglife.com
  • Referee: TBC

The final

The final between the two winning sides takes place in Porto on Sunday June 9 - kick-off at 1945 BST.

Third place play-off

The losing sides go into the third place play-off. This game takes place in Guimaraes on Sunday June 9 with kick-off at 1400 BST.

Is there VAR?

Yes. UEFA have confirmed that VAR will be used throughout the tournament, that's alongside goal line technology.

It is the first time VAR has been used in a national team competition run by European football's governing body UEFA.

We have seen VAR already in this season's Champions League, as well as the World Cup in Russia last summer.

Who are the favourites?

Sky Bet make England the favourites to win the tournament, with Portugal in second.

  • England - 13/8
  • Portugal - 7/4
  • Netherlands - 3/1
  • Switzerland - 13/2

Head here to bet

The prize

All four teams are competing to be the first winners of the UEFA Nations League.

The successful team will get their hands on the Nations League trophy, which stands at just below 28 inches tall.

Alongside that, each team is set for a nice payday with the prize money on offer. UEFA have confirmed that prize money will be allocated as follows:

  • €10.5m - Winners
  • €9.0m - Runners-up
  • €8.0m - Third place
  • €7.0m - Fourth place

UEFA explain: "The figures include the €4.5m all four finalists have already secured, made up of a €2.25m solidarity fee for all League A teams and €2.25m as a bonus for winning a League A group.

"A total of €76.25m in solidarity and bonus fees was earmarked for the 55 competing national associations."

Squad Lists

ENGLAND

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Jordan Pickford (Everton)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Declan Rice (West Ham)

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)

NETHERLANDS

Goalkeepers: Marco Bizot (AZ Alkmaar), Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona), Kenneth Vermeer (Feyenoord)

Defenders: Nathan Aké (Bournemouth), Daley Blind (Ajax), Stefan de Vrij (Internazionale Milano), Denzel Dumfries (PSV), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Hans Hateboer (Atalanta), Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

Midfielders: Frenkie de Jong (Ajax), Marten de Roon (Atalanta), Davy Pröpper (Brighton and Hove Albion), Kevin Strootman (Marseille), Donny van de Beek (Ajax), Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)

Forwards: Ryan Babel (Fulham), Steven Bergwijn (PSV Eindhoven), Luuk de Jong (PSV Eindhoven), Memphis Depay (Lyon), Quincy Promes (Sevilla)

PORTUGAL

Goalkeepers: Beto (Göztepe), José Sá (Olympiacos), Rui Patrício (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Defenders: João Cancelo (Juventus), Nélson Semedo (Barcelona), José Fonte (LOSC Lille), Pepe (Porto), Rúben Dias (Benfica), Raphaël Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Mário Rui (Napoli)

Midfielders: Danilo (Porto), Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers), William Carvalho (Real Betis), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP), João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Pizzi (Benfica)

Forwards: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), João Félix (SL Benfica), Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia), Rafa Silva (Benfica), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Dyego Sousa (Braga)

SWITZERLAND

Goalkeepers: Yann Sommer (Mönchengladbach), Yvon Mvogo (Leipzig), Jonas Omlin (Basel)

Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Dortmund), Loris Benito (Young Boys), Nico Elvedi (Mönchengladbach), Michael Lang (Mönchengladbach), Kevin Mbabu (Young Boys), Jacques-François Moubandje (Toulouse), Ricardo Rodríguez (Milan), Fabian Schär (Newcastle)

Midfielders: Edimilson Fernandes (Fiorentina), Remo Freuler (Atalanta), Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool), Djibril Sow (Young Boys), Renato Steffen (Wolfsburg), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Denis Zakaria (Mönchengladbach), Steven Zuber (Stuttgart), Noah Okafor (Basel)

Forwards: Josip Drmić (Mönchengladbach), Haris Seferović (Benfica), Albian Ajeti (Basel)


Odds correct at 1130 BST (03/06/19)

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