NYON, Switzerland : England were handed a tough draw for the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League after they were grouped alongside European champions Italy and Germany in the draw held on Thursday.
England beat Germany in the knockout stages of the Euros earlier this year but lost to Italy in the final in a penalty shootout at Wembley. England will also face Hungary, who they played twice in the World Cup qualifiers.
Nations League champions France were grouped with Denmark, Croatia and Austria, who gained promotion to League A in the last edition of the competition.
Runners-up Spain will play their Iberian neighbours Portugal, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
Belgium, the number one ranked side in the world, will take on the Netherlands, Poland and Wales.
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE 2022-23 DRAW
Group A1: France, Denmark, Croatia, Austria
Group A2: Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Czech Republic
Group A3: Italy, Germany, England, Hungary
Group A4: Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Wales
Group B1: Ukraine, Scotland, Ireland, Armenia
Group B2: Iceland, Russia, Israel, Albania
Group B3: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Finland, Romania, Montenegro
Group B4: Sweden, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia
Group C1: Turkey, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Faroe Islands
Group C2: Northern Ireland, Greece, Kosovo, Cyprus/Estonia
Group C3: Slovakia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan/Moldova
Group C4: Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Georgia, Gibraltar
Group D1: Latvia, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Kazakhstan/Moldova
Group D2: San Marino, Malta, Cyprus/Estonia
Matchdays 1-4: June 2-14, 2022
Matchdays 5-6: Sept. 22-27, 2022
Semi-finals: June 14-15, 2023
Final and third-place match: June 18, 2023
(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by William Maclean and Ken Ferris)