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France and Spain joined by Belgium and Italy at 2021 UEFA Nations League finals; Portugal won inaugural Nations League in 2019; Watch every Nations League game live on Sky Sports

Portugal won the inaugural Nations League but won't be in the finals
Image: Portugal won the inaugural Nations League but won't be in the finals

The Nations League finals line-up is complete but who will compete in the 2021 knockout tournament and when will it take place?

England have missed out on competing in the knockout stage for the second edition of UEFA's newest international competition but all four group winners of the top-ranked League A have now been confirmed.

Here's what you need to know about next autumn's tournament, which will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Who is involved?

Rodri celebrates scoring for Spain against Germany
Image: Spain humiliated Germany to secure their place

France ended Portugal's title defence to reach the finals and Spain thrashed Germany to take their place in the finals, before Belgium and Italy followed suit.

France
Italy
Belgium
Spain

When are the finals and what's the format?

The semi-final winners will advance to the final, with the two defeated teams contesting a third-placed play-off. The semi-finals and final will all go to extra-time and penalties if required, with the play-off going straight to a shootout if the scores are level at full-time.

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The unseeded draw for the semi-finals will take place on Thursday December 3.

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Match timings are to be confirmed.

October 6: Semi-final 1
October 7: Semi-final 2
October 10: Third-placed play-off
October 10: Final

Where will the finals be held?

That is yet to be confirmed.

UEFA says that, in principle, the winner of Group A1 - Italy, Netherlands or Poland - will host the tournament but that will be confirmed at UEFA Executive Committee meeting when the draw takes place.

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