2019 UEFA Nations League Finals

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2019 UEFA Nations League Finals
Fase Final da Liga das Nações da UEFA de 2019 (in Portuguese)
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Dates5–9 June
Teams4
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Portugal (1st title)
Runners-up Netherlands
Third place England
Fourth place  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored9 (2.25 per match)
Attendance127,067 (31,767 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (3 goals)
Best playerPortugal Bernardo Silva
Best young playerNetherlands Frenkie de Jong
2021

The 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals was the final tournament of the 2018–19 edition of the UEFA Nations League[1] The tournament was held in Portugal from 5 to 9 June 2019,[2] and was played by the four group winners of Nations League A. The tournament was made up of two semi-finals, a third place play-off, and final to determine the first ever champions of the UEFA Nations League.

Portugal won the final 1–0 against the Netherlands to become the first champions of the UEFA Nations League.

Qualified teams[change | change source]

The four group winners of League A qualified for the Nations League Finals.[3]

Group Winners Date of
qualification
UNL Rankings
November 2018
FIFA Rankings
April 2019
A1  Netherlands 19 November 2018 3 16
A2   Switzerland 18 November 2018 1 8
A3  Portugal (host) 17 November 2018 2 7
A4  England 18 November 2018 4 4

Venues[change | change source]

In their bid dossier, the Portuguese Football Federation proposed Estádio do Dragão in Porto and Estádio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimarães as the venues.[2]

Porto Guimarães
Estádio do Dragão Estádio D. Afonso Henriques
Capacity: 50,033 Capacity: 30,000
Estádio do Dragão Aerial.jpg Estádio de Guimarães.JPG

Bracket[change | change source]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
5 June – Porto
 
 
 Portugal3
 
9 June – Porto
 
  Switzerland1
 
 Portugal1
 
6 June – Guimarães
 
 Netherlands0
 
 Netherlands (aet)3
 
 
 England1
 
Third place play-off
 
 
9 June – Guimarães
 
 
  Switzerland0 (5)
 
 
 England (p)0 (6)

All times are local, WEST (UTC+1).

Semi-finals[change | change source]

Portugal vs Switzerland[change | change source]

Portugal 3–1  Switzerland
Ronaldo Goal 25'88'90' Rodríguez Goal 57' (pen.)
Attendance: 42,415[4]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Portugal[5]
Switzerland[5]
GK 1 Rui Patrício
RB 20 Nélson Semedo
CB 3 Pepe Substituted off 63'
CB 4 Rúben Dias
LB 5 Raphaël Guerreiro
RM 16 Bruno Fernandes Substituted off 90+1'
CM 14 William Carvalho
CM 18 Rúben Neves
LM 10 Bernardo Silva
CF 23 João Félix Substituted off 70'
CF 7 Cristiano Ronaldo (c)
Substitutions:
DF 6 José Fonte Substituted in 63'
MF 17 Gonçalo Guedes Substituted in 70'
MF 8 João Moutinho Substituted in 90+1'
Manager:
Fernando Santos
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GK 1 Yann Sommer
RB 2 Kevin Mbabu
CB 22 Fabian Schär Yellow card 68'
CB 5 Manuel Akanji
LB 13 Ricardo Rodríguez
RM 17 Denis Zakaria Substituted off 71'
CM 10 Granit Xhaka (c) Yellow card 66'
CM 8 Remo Freuler Substituted off 89'
LM 14 Steven Zuber Substituted off 83'
AM 23 Xherdan Shaqiri Yellow card 85'
CF 9 Haris Seferović
Substitutions:
MF 20 Edimilson Fernandes Substituted in 71'
MF 11 Renato Steffen Substituted in 83'
FW 19 Josip Drmić Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Vladimir Petković

Man of the Match:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)[6]

Assistant referees:[5]
Mark Borsch (Germany)
Stefan Lupp (Germany)
Fourth official:
Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
Video assistant referee:
Christian Dingert (Germany)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Tobias Stieler (Germany)

Netherlands vs England[change | change source]

Netherlands 3–1 (a.e.t.) England
De Ligt Goal 73'
Walker Goal 97' (o.g.)
Promes Goal 114'
Rashford Goal 32' (pen.)
Netherlands[8]
England[8]
GK 1 Jasper Cillessen
RB 22 Denzel Dumfries Yellow card 45'
CB 3 Matthijs de Ligt Yellow card 30'
CB 4 Virgil van Dijk (c)
LB 17 Daley Blind
CM 15 Marten de Roon Substituted off 68'
CM 21 Frenkie de Jong Substituted off 114'
CM 8 Georginio Wijnaldum
RW 7 Steven Bergwijn Substituted off 91'
CF 10 Memphis Depay
LW 9 Ryan Babel Substituted off 68'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Quincy Promes Substituted in 68'
MF 20 Donny van de Beek Yellow card 106' Substituted in 68'
MF 6 Davy Pröpper Substituted in 91'
MF 16 Kevin Strootman Substituted in 114'
Manager:
Ronald Koeman
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GK 1 Jordan Pickford
RB 2 Kyle Walker
CB 5 John Stones
CB 6 Harry Maguire
LB 14 Ben Chilwell
CM 16 Declan Rice Substituted off 106'
CM 17 Fabian Delph Substituted off 77'
CM 18 Ross Barkley
RW 11 Jadon Sancho Substituted off 61'
LW 10 Raheem Sterling (c)
CF 19 Marcus Rashford Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Harry Kane Yellow card 70' Substituted in 46'
MF 7 Jesse Lingard Substituted in 61'
MF 8 Jordan Henderson Substituted in 77'
MF 20 Dele Alli Substituted in 106'
Manager:
Gareth Southgate

Man of the Match:
Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands)[9]

Assistant referees:[8]
Nicolas Danos (France)
Cyril Gringore (France)
Fourth official:
Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
Video assistant referee:
François Letexier (France)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Nicolas Rainville (France)

Third place play-off[change | change source]

Switzerland[11]
England[11]
GK 1 Yann Sommer
CB 22 Fabian Schär
CB 5 Manuel Akanji
CB 4 Nico Elvedi
RM 2 Kevin Mbabu
CM 10 Granit Xhaka (c) Yellow card 116'
CM 8 Remo Freuler
LM 13 Ricardo Rodríguez Substituted off 87'
RW 23 Xherdan Shaqiri Substituted off 65'
LW 20 Edimilson Fernandes Substituted off 61'
CF 9 Haris Seferović Substituted off 113'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Denis Zakaria Substituted in 61'
MF 14 Steven Zuber Substituted in 65'
FW 19 Josip Drmić Substituted in 87'
MF 7 Noah Okafor Substituted in 113'
Manager:
Vladimir Petković
SUI-ENG 2019-06-09.svg
GK 1 Jordan Pickford
RB 22 Trent Alexander-Arnold
CB 12 Joe Gomez
CB 6 Harry Maguire
LB 3 Danny Rose Yellow card 23' Substituted off 70'
CM 4 Eric Dier
CM 17 Fabian Delph Substituted off 106'
RW 7 Jesse Lingard Yellow card 27' Substituted off 106'
AM 20 Dele Alli
LW 10 Raheem Sterling
CF 9 Harry Kane (c) Substituted off 75'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Kyle Walker Substituted in 70'
FW 21 Callum Wilson Substituted in 75'
FW 11 Jadon Sancho Substituted in 106'
MF 18 Ross Barkley Substituted in 106'
Manager:
Gareth Southgate

Man of the Match:
Jordan Pickford (England)[12]

Assistant referees:[11]
Octavian Șovre (Romania)
Sebastian Gheorghe (Romania)
Fourth official:
Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
Video assistant referee:
Michael Fabbri (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Marco Di Bello (Italy)

Final[change | change source]

Portugal 1–0 Netherlands
Guedes Goal 60'
Portugal[14]
Netherlands[14]
GK 1 Rui Patrício
RB 20 Nélson Semedo
CB 4 Rúben Dias
CB 6 José Fonte
LB 5 Raphaël Guerreiro
CM 13 Danilo Pereira
CM 14 William Carvalho Substituted off 90+3'
CM 16 Bruno Fernandes Substituted off 81'
RF 7 Cristiano Ronaldo (c)
CF 17 Gonçalo Guedes Substituted off 75'
LF 10 Bernardo Silva
Substitutions:
MF 15 Rafa Silva Substituted in 75'
MF 8 João Moutinho Substituted in 81'
MF 18 Rúben Neves Substituted in 90+3'
Manager:
Fernando Santos
POR-NED 2019-06-09.svg
GK 1 Jasper Cillessen
RB 22 Denzel Dumfries Yellow card 88'
CB 3 Matthijs de Ligt
CB 4 Virgil van Dijk (c) Yellow card 90+1'
LB 17 Daley Blind
CM 15 Marten de Roon Substituted off 81'
CM 21 Frenkie de Jong
CM 8 Georginio Wijnaldum
RW 7 Steven Bergwijn Substituted off 60'
CF 10 Memphis Depay
LW 9 Ryan Babel Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Quincy Promes Substituted in 46'
MF 20 Donny van de Beek Substituted in 60'
FW 19 Luuk de Jong Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Ronald Koeman

Man of the Match:
Rúben Dias (Portugal)[15]

Assistant referees:[16]
Roberto Alonso Fernández (Spain)
Juan Yuste Jiménez (Spain)
Fourth official:
Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Reserve assistant referee:
Raúl Cabañero Martínez (Spain)
Video assistant referee:
Alejandro Hernández Hernández (Spain)
Assistant video assistant referee:
Juan Martínez Munuera (Spain)

Match rules[17]

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Maximum of twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions, with a fourth allowed in extra time.

Statistics[change | change source]

Goalscorers[change | change source]

There were 9 goals scored in 4 matches, for an average of 2.25 goals per match.

3 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Source: UEFA

Assists[change | change source]

2 assists

1 assist

Source: UEFA

Awards[change | change source]

Team of the Tournament

The Team of the Tournament was selected by UEFA's technical observers, and includes at least one player from each of the four participants.[18]

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
England Jordan Pickford Netherlands Daley Blind
Netherlands Virgil van Dijk
Portugal Rúben Dias
Portugal Nélson Semedo
Netherlands Frenkie de Jong
Netherlands Georginio Wijnaldum
Portugal Bruno Fernandes
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal Bernardo Silva
Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri

UEFA also announced a team of the tournament based on the FedEx Performance Zone player rankings.[19]

FedEx Performance Zone Team of the Tournament
Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
England Jordan Pickford Netherlands Matthijs de Ligt
Portugal Rúben Dias
Portugal Raphaël Guerreiro
Switzerland Manuel Akanji
Switzerland Kevin Mbabu
Netherlands Frenkie de Jong
Netherlands Marten de Roon
Portugal Bernardo Silva
Netherlands Memphis Depay
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
Player of the Tournament
Young Player of the Tournament

References[change | change source]

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