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Italy face Spain as world champions France tackle Belgium in UEFA Nations League semi-finals

FOOTBALL By Robert Abong'o | December 3rd 2020

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - UEFA Nations League draw - Beurs van Berlage Conference Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands - March 3, 2020 The UEFA Nations League trophy on display before the draw. [Reuters, Yves Herman]

2006 World Cup winners Italy will face 2010 champions Spain as world number one ranked nation Belgium take on world champions France in the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League.

The draw for the semi-finals was done on Thursday, December 3, with the San Siro and Juventus Stadiums in Milan and Turin respectively set to host the showpiece event scheduled for October 6- 10, 2021.

Roberto Mancini's men will tackle Luis Enrique's Spain on October 6, 2021, at the newly-refurbished San Siro, as Roberto Martinez’s Belgium lock horns with France at the Juventus Stadium in Turin.

Germany's midfielder Julian Draxler (C) and Spain's defender Sergio Ramos vie for the ball during the UEFA Nations League football match between Germany and Spain in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on September 3, 2020. [Photo by Thomas KIENZLE, AFP]

Portugal became the ever nation to lift the Nations League trophy when they narrowly edged past the Netherlands courtesy of a classy second-half strike by Gonçalo Guedes.

Soccer Football - UEFA Nations League Final - Portugal v Netherlands - Estadio do Dragao, Porto, Portugal - June 9, 2019 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates winning the UEFA Nations League Final with the trophy. [Reuters, Carl Recine]

 

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