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The group phase of the Nations League has been drawn. Germany meets, among others, the Netherlands. The live ticker for reading.

  • The group stage of the UEFA Nations League has been drawn.
  • Germany meets in the A-League on the Netherlands, Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • The live ticker for reading.

+++ 6:54 p.m: So the draw is over. The Nations League starts later this year, after the European Championships in Germany. The individual games will be scheduled promptly.

+++ 6:49 p.m: Bosnia and Herzegovina is the last opponent for the German national team. A very feasible group in which the Netherlands, together with the DFB team, will certainly be favorites.

Croatia Italy Netherlands Spain
Portugal Belgium Hungary Denmark
Poland France Deutschland Switzerland
Scotland Israel Bosnia and Herzegovina Serbia

+++ 6:47 p.m.: Germany moves into the group and meets the Netherlands and Hungary. But one team is still missing.

+++ 6:46 p.m: Group 2 with Italy and Belgium is particularly tough. Where will the German team be drawn now?

+++ 6:43 p.m.: The group heads are fixed. We continue with the second draw pot.

+++ 6:41 p.m: Now things are getting exciting from a German perspective, because League A will now be drawn. Juan Mata will be the godfather and draw the balls. Will he bring luck to the DFB team?

+++ 6.40 p.m: League B is now complete. Quite exciting duels. Group 2 in particular should promise interesting games, but also Group 3 with Austria and Norway.

Czech Republic England Austria Wales
Ukraine Finland Norway Island
Albania Ireland Slovenia Montenegro
Georgia Greece Kazakhstan Türkiye

+++ 6:38 p.m: Ireland also comes into Group 2, where they will face England in the Battle of Britain.

+++ 6:35 p.m: England will face the Finns in Group 2. Austria faces Erling Haaland and Norway in Group 3.

+++ 6.30 p.m: The Swedes don’t get an easy group with Azerbaijan, Slovakia and Estonia. Now it’s League B’s turn.

Sweden Romania Luxemburg Armenia
Azerbaijan Kosovo Bulgaria Faroe Islands
Slovakia Cyprus Northern Ireland North Macedonia
Estonia Lithuania/Gibraltar Belarus Latvia

+++ 6:24 p.m: There are already more well-known associations in League C, such as Romania, Slovakia and Sweden.

+++ 6.20 p.m: League D has been drawn. By the way, there is still a playoff between Lithuania and Gibraltar. We continue with League C.

Lithuania/Gibraltar Moldova
San Marino Malta
Liechtenstein Andorra

+++ 6:09 p.m: The individual lottery sponsors who draw the balls from the lottery pots in the Paris Congress Center are introduced.

+++ 6 p.m: Let’s start with the draw. First of all, of course, a few welcoming words and a singing performance. About the procedure: First, League D is drawn, then it goes on to League A with Germany.

Update from Thursday, February 8th, 5:54 p.m.: The draw for the group phase of the Nations League will start in a few minutes. Who will be the opponents of the German national team?

First report: Frankfurt – The DFB and the football fans in Germany are European Championship in your own country the highlight this year. But even after that Home EC It continues with the national team, which then starts the 2024/25 Nations League season. The DFB selection faces strong opponents in the A-League draw.

Germany is waiting for its opponents in the Nations League

Germany is sorted into pot three along with Switzerland, France and Poland. An opponent from pots one, two and four will be drawn for the DFB selection. Among other things, the constellation with Nations League feared opponents Spain, Portugal and Serbia is possible. The game will be played on six matchdays in the second half of 2024, two-legged.

Spain Denmark Deutschland Bosnia and Herzegovina
Italy Portugal France Israel
Croatia Hungary Switzerland Serbia
Netherlands Belgium Poland Scotland

The A league is the last to be drawn after leagues D, C and B. The complete pots are drawn first – when the Germany ball is drawn, two opponents have already been determined. The restrictions set by UEFA, such as Armenia and Azerbaijan not being allowed to meet, do not affect the A-League.

The group phase of the Nations League will be drawn.
The group phase of the Nations League will be drawn. © IMAGO/Pius Koller

In the 2024/25 season, a quarter-final will be played for the first time in the Nations League, through which four of the 16 European starting places for the 2026 World Cup will be awarded. The four group winners of the A-League are no longer automatically qualified for the final tournament of the best four nations in the summer. Playoffs will be held together with the group runners-up in March 2025 and will be drawn in November.

DFB selection with a weak history in the Nations League

In the past, the German national team was unable to convince in the Nations League. In the premiere season of 2018/19, Germany took last place in the then smaller group of three and was only saved from relegation by a later increase.

2020/21 managed it DFB-Elf under the then national coach Jogi Löw placed second in the group, but what was most remembered was the 6-0 defeat against Spain. Löw’s successor Hansi Flick His team only finished third in the group in 2022/23 and also failed to qualify for the semi-finals. (smr with dpa)

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