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The UEFA Nations League was launched in 2018 contested by the international member associations of European football as a competitive tournament. It largely replaced international friendlies with meaningful football matches. All members were divided into four separate Leagues – A, B, C and D – based on their FIFA rankings. Within these four Leagues, the teams were then drawn into groups in which they would play each other home and away. The group winners within Leagues B, C and D would then gain promotion into the League above, whilst the teams finishing bottom of each group within Leagues A, B and C would be relegated into the League below. The four group winners in League A would then qualify for the Finals the following summer where an overall Nations League Champion would be decided. In addition to the League structure, the group winners in all four Leagues would effectively be awarded a second chance of qualification for the upcoming World Cup or European Championship if they failed to get there via the usual qualifying route. This would take the shape of a Play Off format based on the standing of the Nations League. Below are the broadcast details for each of the UEFA Nations League Finals tournaments, beginning with the inaugural tournament held in the summer of 2019. It starts here!


NL Finals 2019

The 2019 Nations League Finals came from Portugal, in Guimaraes (Semi Final #2 & 3rd Place) and Porto (Semi Final #1 & Final).

ITV 2019Highlights of the tournament were broadcast on Thursday and Sunday. Presented in the ITV Studio by Mark Pougatch with Lee Dixon and Ian Wright. Commentary on both England matches by Clive Tyldesley & Glenn Hoddle. Commentary on the Final by Joe Speight. Gabriel Clarke reporting

SSFootball Sky Sports held exclusive LIVE UK broadcast rights, as they had done throughout the entire Nations League group matches.

SEMI FINALS
Wednesday 5th June
Portugal 3-1 Switzerland, 7.45pm – 7pm-10.10pm
Presented by Hayley McQueen in Sky Studios with Emile Heskey & Andy Hinchcliffe. Commentary by Daniel Mann & Alan Smith.
Plus Live link-ups to England’s Stadium; David Jones with Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp & Gary Neville, also joined by Harry Kane and Gareth Southgate.

Thursday 6th June
ENGLAND 1-1 Netherlands (1-3 AET), 7.45pm – 7pm-10.30pm [Extended to 11.20pm]
David Jones in the stadium with Jamie Redknapp & Jamie Carragher. Commentary by Martin Tyler & Gary Neville. Patrick Davison reported

3RD PLACE PLAY OFF
Sunday 9th June
ENGLAND 0-0 Switzerland (AET, 6-5 on penalties), 2pm – 1.30pm-4.30pm [Extended to 5.15pm]
David Jones from the Final stadium with Jamie Carragher & Jamie Redknapp. Commentary by Martin Tyler & Gary Neville. Patrick Davison reported

THE FINAL
Sunday 9th June
Portugal 1-0 Netherlands, 7.45pm – 7.30pm-10.15pm
David Jones in the stadium with Jamie Carragher & Jamie Redknapp. Commentary by Daniel Mann & Alan Smith. Gary Cotterill reported


 

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