England set to discover UEFA Nations League semi-final opponents as Holland, Switzerland and hosts Portugal await Dublin draw
- The draw for the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League takes place in Dublin
- England will discover their fate after dramatic qualification for finals last month
- Host nation Portugal, Holland and Switzerland are their potential opponents
- Draw takes place in Dublin, Ireland at 1.30pm UK time on Monday afternoon
The Three Lions secured their spot in the inaugural Nations League finals when they defeated Croatia 2-1 at Wembley last month, topping a challenging group that also included Spain.
Now they will learn who, out of hosts Portugal, Holland or Switzerland, they will face in the semi-finals next June.
Gareth Southgate’s England will discover their UEFA Nations League semi-final opponents when the draw is made in Dublin on Monday afternoon
England, Portugal, Holland and Switzerland will compete for the inaugural Nations League
UEFA Nations League finals 2019
England, Portugal (hosts), Holland, Switzerland
Monday, 1.30pm UK time
June 5 and June 6, 2019
FINAL AND THIRD-PLACE PLAY-OFF
June 9, 2019
Estadio do Dragao, Porto
Estadio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimaraes
* venues subject to confirmation
The draw will take place at the Sherbourne Hotel in Dublin at 1.30pm UK time on Monday afternoon. Sportsmail will bring you the outcome as soon as it happens.
The semi-final tie that involves Portugal will be played on Wednesday June 5, 2019, with the other semi-final the following day.
The final and the third-place play-off matches are scheduled for Sunday June 9 as the first-ever Nations League champion is crowned.
Portugal has been appointed the host for the competition’s climax, with their Football Federation proposing the Estadio do Dragao in Porto and the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques in nearby Guimaraes as the venues.
Southgate’s team, who reached the semi-finals of the World Cup during a successful 2018, will be confident of lifting the trophy.
Having taken just one point from their opening two Nations League group fixtures, they defeated Spain 3-2 in Sevilla before a dramatic late turnaround saw them overcome Croatia.
England staged a dramatic late turnaround to beat Croatia and book their final place
Harry Kane scored the decisive goal as England came from behind to defeat Croatia 2-1
Switzerland and Holland also qualified in similarly dramatic circumstances. The Swiss were two goals down against Belgium in their decisive final match before storming back to win 5-2.
Meanwhile, two late goals away to Germany saw the Dutch reach the Nations League finals at the expense…