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March 12, 2018
Italy, Poland, Portugal express interest in hosting UEFA Nations League Finals

Feature of the UEFA Nations League logo during the UEFA Nations League Draw 2018 at Swiss Tech Convention Center on January 24, 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo by Robert Hradil/Getty Images)

NYON, March 12, 2018 - Italy, Poland and Portugal have expressed interest in hosting the inaugural UEFA Nations League Finals in June 2019.

At the deadline for member associations to confirm their interest in bidding for the four-team event, the Italian Football Association (FIGC), Polish Football Federation (PZPN) and Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) had put their names forward. They will now be provided with the bid requirements and have until 31 August to submit their dossiers.

The finals will in principle be hosted by one of the group winners from League A. As Italy, Poland and Portugal form Group A3, and providing that all three associations submit bids which meet UEFA's requirements, the winner of that section is in line to be appointed to be the host by the UEFA Executive Committee in December 2018.

The finals will be a four-team event involving the winners of the League A groups. The semi-finals will be played on 5 and 6 June 2019, with the third-place match and final, crowning the first ever UEFA Nations League winner, on 9 June.

The finals will be held in two stadiums with a net seating capacity of at least 30,000, ideally located in the same host city or approximately 150km apart. The venues will be confirmed with the submission of the bid dossiers.

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