In the UEFA Nations League 2022/23 Group A4, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland and Wales will play the group winner and the Final Four participant. The group stage takes place in June and September 2022, Belgium and the Netherlands have already been in the Nations League Final Four and are favored again this time. Furthermore, Poland and promoted Wales could cause a surprise. When are the individual matchdays in Group A4? Who is the favorite for the Final Four?
Belgium’s midfielder Thorgan Hazard (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his first goal during the UEFA EURO 2020 Round of 16 match between Belgium and Portugal at La Cartuja stadium in Seville on June 27, 2021. (Photo: THANASSIS STAVRAKIS / POOL / AFP)
Intermediate standings after 4 matchdays
In Nations League Group A4, the Dutch national soccer team leads the table. The Elftal has 10 points on the account and thus the most points of all teams in League A. Behind them is the Belgian national team with 7 points, which still has an outside chance of winning the group. Furthermore, the Polish national team is in 3rd place in Group A4 with 4 points. Last in the group is Wales with only one point, which they managed to get on matchday 3 against Belgium. The Welsh national team could still have a chance to stay in the group on matchday 6 against Poland.
The biggest surprise in Group A4 was Belgium’s 6-1 thumping of Poland on Matchday 2. However, the Netherlands’ 1:4 win in Belgium on Matchday 1 was not necessarily to be expected either. The Netherlands leads the group thanks to this surprising victory.
In Group A4, the teams are a bit further apart than in the other groups, so no major shifts in the table are to be expected on Matchday 5 and 6. The decision in group A4 could be made on matchday 6 in direct duels between Wales and Poland as well as Netherlands and Belgium. After 4 matches, the Netherlands is the favorite for the Final Four and Wales is the likely relegation candidate.
Who will play in UEFA Nations League 2022/23 Group A4?
The four national teams in UEFA Nations League Group A4 are Belgium, Netherlands, Poland and Wales. Belgium and Netherlands are favorites to win the group, while Poland and Wales have only outside chances. Belgium is the second best team in the world in the FIFA world rankings and slightly better than Netherlands. It is possible that the first place will be decided in the direct duels between Belgium and the Netherlands.
When are the matchdays in UEFA Nations League 2022/23 Group A4?
The 6 matchdays in UEFA Nations League 2022/23 Group A4 take place in two blocks. The first four matchdays are on 1/3 June, 8 June, 11 June and 14 June 2022, while matchdays 5 and 6 are on 22 and 25 September 2022. The matches between Belgium and the Netherlands are on June 3 and September 25, 2022. Here is the complete UEFA Nations League match schedule.
1st matchday of the Nations League 22/23
From 02 to 04 June the 1st matchday of the UEFA Nations League 2022 will be played.
Poland wins 1st match 2-1 Poland started slowly, but stepped up in the second half and got the victory. Czesław Michniewicz stressed the importance of scoring in the UEFA Nations League, so he accomplished his mission, thanks in part to his substitutions: Jakub Kamiński and Karol Świderski both scored after coming off the bench. It was a solid performance from Wales. The World Cup playoff final affected Rob Page’s team selection, but they played good soccer.
2nd matchday of the Nations League 22/23
From 05 to 7 June will be held the 2nd matchday of the UEFA Nations League 2022.
Matchday 3 of the Nations League 22/23
From 09 to 11 June the 3rd matchday of the UEFA Nations League 2022 will be played.
4th matchday of the Nations League 22/23
From 12 to 14 June the 4th matchday of the UEFA Nations League 2022 will be played.
Matchday 5 of the Nations League 22/23
From 22 to 24 September will be played the 5th matchday of the UEFA Nations League 2022.
6th matchday of the Nations League 22/23
From 25 to 27 September the 6th matchday of the UEFA Nations League 2022 will be played.
Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Wales: Who will win Group A4?
The Belgian national soccer team Is the second best team in the world and the best team in Europe on the FIFA World Ranking of March 2022, only Brazil is better. Furthermore, Belgium was the group winner of the 2nd Nations League – Season and ended up fourth. In the last 8 meetings against the Netherlands, Belgium has not lost. Therefore, Belgium is favorite to win the group in Group A4. However, Belgium has lost important matches in 2021, such as the Nations League semifinal against France and the European Championship quarterfinal against Italy.
The Netherlands national soccer team Is ranked 10th in the FIFA world rankings. The Netherlands was in the Final Four in its first Nation League – Season and was runner-up in 2019, but its form in 2021/22 has been somewhat weaker – the 2021 European Championship was already over in the round of 16. In 2022, there was a 4:2 win against Denmark and a 1:1 against Germany. Still, the Netherlands has a chance to defeat Belgium and finish first.
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The Polish national soccer team is ranked 26th in the FIFA world rankings. The team could qualify for the 2022 World Cup by beating Sweden in the playoffs. In UEFA Nations League 2022/23 Group A4, Poland could even get into the relegation fight. The match against Wales on the first matchday will set the tone.
The Welsh national soccer team Promoted to League A from Group B4 with Finland and Bulgaria. Wales is playing in the highest division of the Nations League for the first time. The team is ranked 18th in the FIFA world rankings and is better placed than Poland. On June 5, 2022, Wales still has the playoff game against Scotland or Ukraine for the World Cup ticket.
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