On the last day of the group stage of the 2022/23 UEFA Nations League season, two of the best countries meet on Tuesday to see who advances to the semi-finals.
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- time: 2:45 p.m. ET
- Where: Municipal Stadium of Braga (Braga, Portugal)
- Channel: Fubo Sports Network
- Electricity: DirectTV stream
A classic duel between two world powers will decide who advances to the semi-finals.
The Portuguese had a little help but managed to bounce back after ending the first window in defeat and dominating the Czech Republic 4-0 three days ago. In the first five matches of the season, only the Netherlands have scored more goals than Portugal as they put themselves in a position to seek their first Nations League title since 2019.
Spain suffered a shock defeat to Switzerland on Saturday, which saw them drop to second in the group. They remain on eight points thanks to their 2-1-2 mark. The Spain squad are now two points behind Portugal on Tuesday.
If Spain seeks a second successive semi-finals run, it will take all three points to leapfrog Portugal as Cristiano Ronaldo and company hope to finish in the last four since the UNL’s inaugural season.
After drawing 1-1 in the opening window in June, Spain lead the rivalry streak between the two countries 18-6-16.
- time: 2:45 p.m. ET
- Where: Kybunpark (St. Gallen, Czech Republic)
- Channel: FOX Sports 2
- Electricity: DirecTV Stream, FuboTV, Sling
While all eyes will be on the headliner on Tuesday, the other game in A2 has implications for next Nations League season.
After their overwhelming victory against Spain, the Swiss are third in the group with eight points. Unfortunately for Switzerland, they have been plagued by disagreements throughout the season as they either won or lost in their first five games. Despite winning each of their last two competitions, they also defeated the Portuguese side in the final game of the first window of the season in June.
The Czech Republic’s only win came back in the first game of the season and they looked good after a draw against Spain on Matchday 2. Since then, however, they have lost three games in a row and are now at the bottom of the group with four points.
The Swiss remain in League A as long as they don’t lose on Tuesday, as a loss or draw against the Czech Republic will send them to League B in 2024-25.
Tuesday will see only Switzerland meet the Czechs for the sixth time, with the Czech Republic set to win four of their first five meetings, including a 2-1 win in the group opener.
The Nations League schedule can be found here