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England and the Republic of Ireland will meet competitively for the first time since 1991 in the next edition of the Nations League.
The English and the Republic also face Euro 2004 winners Greece and Finland in Group B2, but in their main match the two neighbors will meet in just their seventh competitive meeting in the history of the sport.
They avoided a long trip to Kazakhstan due to excessive UEFA travel restrictions, and instead placed the former Soviet republic in Group B3.
The last competitive meeting between England and the Republic was a Euro 92 qualifier at Wembley, where a Niall Quinn goal canceled out Lee Dixon’s opener.
A friendly match in 1995 at Lansdowne Road had to be abandoned due to crowd problems, and the teams’ most recent meeting was a friendly in November 2020.
England will face the Republic of Ireland in the 2024-25 Nations League competition.
Gareth Southgate’s team relegated from the A-League in 2022 after a bad run
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Wales will face Iceland, Montenegro and Türkiye in Group B4.
Steve Clarke’s Scotland will face Croatia, Portugal and Poland in Group A1.
Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland were drawn into Group C3, where they will face Luxembourg, Bulgaria and Belarus.
The league phase will be played between September and October before the A-League quarter-finals and promotion/relegation play-offs take place in March 2025.
In June 2025, single-match semi-finals and a final will be played.
Scotland are the highest-ranked home nation after winning promotion to the A-League during their last campaign.
Both England and Wales find themselves in League B after Gareth Southgate’s men were relegated from their UEFA Nations League group in 2023, with Scotland the highest-placed home nation in League A for the first time.
All European teams will participate in the 2024-25 Nations League with the exception of Russia, as they were suspended.