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Nations League draw: England face Spain & Croatia, Wales play Republic of Ireland

Nations League draw: England face Spain & Croatia, Wales play Republic of Ireland

England will face Spain and Croatia in League A of the inaugural Uefa Nations League.Wales were drawn alongside the Republic of Ireland and Denmark in League B, while Northern Ireland were grouped with Austria and Bosnia & Herzegovina.Scotland, without a manager since Gordon Strachan left, were drawn in League C alongside Albania and Israel.
The first group games take place in September this year, with the finals scheduled for June 2019.
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bbc.comGareth Southgate's England last faced Spain in a friendly in November 2016, which ended in a 2-2 draw. Their last competitive meeting was at Euro 1996, which hosts England won on penalties to progress to the quarter-finals.England beat Croatia in their past two meetings - in qualifying for the 2010 World Cup - but defeat in 2007 at Wembley meant Steve McClaren's side failed to reach Euro 2008.Elsewhere, newly appointed Wales boss Ryan Giggs will come up against a Republic team his side faced during qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. The other team in the group, Denmark, thrashed the Republic in the play-offs to reach Russia this year.Scotland, who are still looking for a new manager, have beaten Israel in all three previous meetings and will face Albania for the first time.More to follow.
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