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2019 UEFA Nations League Finals
Fase Final da Liga das Nações da UEFA de 2019 (in Portuguese)
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates 5–9 June
Teams 4
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Portugal (1st title)
Runner-up  Netherlands
Third place  England
Fourth place  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored (2.25 per match)
Attendance 43,199 (10,800 per match)
Top scorer(s) Cristiano Ronaldo (3 goals)
Best player Bernardo Silva
Best young player Frenkie de Jong
2021

The 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals was the final tournament of the 2018–19 edition of the UEFA Nations League The tournament was held in Portugal from 5 to 9 June 2019, 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

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

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

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

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

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Semi-finals Final
 
           
 
5 June – Porto
 
 
 Portugal 3
 
9 June – Porto
 
 Switzerland 1
 
 Portugal 1
 
6 June – Guimarães
 
 Netherlands 0
 
 Netherlands (aet) 3
 
 
 England 1
 
Third place play-off
 
 
9 June – Guimarães
 
 
 Switzerland 0 (5)
 
 
 England (p) 0 (6)

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

Semi-finals

Portugal vs Switzerland

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5 June 2019 (2019-06-05)
19:45
Portugal  3–1  Switzerland Estádio do Dragão, Porto
Attendance: 42,415
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Ronaldo Goal 25'88'90' Rodríguez Goal 57' (pen.)

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

Man of the Match:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Assistant referees:
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

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6 June 2019 (2019-06-06)
19:45
Netherlands  3–1
(a.e.t.)
 England Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães
Attendance: 25,711
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
De Ligt Goal 73'
Walker Goal 97' (o.g.)
Promes Goal 114'
Rashford Goal 32' (pen.)

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Netherlands
England
GK 1 Jasper Cillessen
RB 22 Denzel Dumfries Booked in the 45th minute 45'
CB 3 Matthijs de Ligt Booked in the 30th minute 30'
CB 4 Virgil van Dijk (c)
LB 17 Daley Blind
CM 15 Marten de Roon Substituted off in the 68th minute 68'
CM 21 Frenkie de Jong Substituted off in the 114th minute 114'
CM 8 Georginio Wijnaldum
RW 7 Steven Bergwijn Substituted off in the 91st minute 91'
CF 10 Memphis Depay
LW 9 Ryan Babel Substituted off in the 68th minute 68'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Quincy Promes Substituted on in the 68th minute 68'
MF 20 Donny van de Beek Booked in the 106th minute 106' Substituted on in the 68th minute 68'
MF 6 Davy Pröpper Substituted on in the 91st minute 91'
MF 16 Kevin Strootman Substituted on in the 114th minute 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 in the 106th minute 106'
CM 17 Fabian Delph Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
CM 18 Ross Barkley
RW 11 Jadon Sancho Substituted off in the 61st minute 61'
LW 10 Raheem Sterling (c)
CF 19 Marcus Rashford Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Harry Kane Booked in the 70th minute 70' Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 7 Jesse Lingard Substituted on in the 61st minute 61'
MF 8 Jordan Henderson Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
MF 20 Dele Alli Substituted on in the 106th minute 106'
Manager:
Gareth Southgate

Man of the Match:
Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands)

Assistant referees:
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

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9 June 2019 (2019-06-09)
14:00
Switzerland  0–0
(a.e.t.)
 England Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães
Attendance: 15,742
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania)
  Penalties  
Zuber Scored
Xhaka Scored
Akanji Scored
Mbabu Scored
Schär Scored
Drmić Missed
5–6 Scored Maguire
Scored Barkley
Scored Sancho
Scored Sterling
Scored Pickford
Scored Dier

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Switzerland
England
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) Booked in the 116th minute 116'
CM 8 Remo Freuler
LM 13 Ricardo Rodríguez Substituted off in the 87th minute 87'
RW 23 Xherdan Shaqiri Substituted off in the 65th minute 65'
LW 20 Edimilson Fernandes Substituted off in the 61st minute 61'
CF 9 Haris Seferović Substituted off in the 113th minute 113'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Denis Zakaria Substituted on in the 61st minute 61'
MF 14 Steven Zuber Substituted on in the 65th minute 65'
FW 19 Josip Drmić Substituted on in the 87th minute 87'
MF 7 Noah Okafor Substituted on in the 113th minute 113'
Manager:
Vladimir Petković
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GK 1 Jordan Pickford
RB 22 Trent Alexander-Arnold
CB 12 Joe Gomez
CB 6 Harry Maguire
LB 3 Danny Rose Booked in the 23rd minute 23' Substituted off in the 70th minute 70'
CM 4 Eric Dier
CM 17 Fabian Delph Substituted off in the 106th minute 106'
RW 7 Jesse Lingard Booked in the 27th minute 27' Substituted off in the 106th minute 106'
AM 20 Dele Alli
LW 10 Raheem Sterling
CF 9 Harry Kane (c) Substituted off in the 75th minute 75'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Kyle Walker Substituted on in the 70th minute 70'
FW 21 Callum Wilson Substituted on in the 75th minute 75'
FW 11 Jadon Sancho Substituted on in the 106th minute 106'
MF 18 Ross Barkley Substituted on in the 106th minute 106'
Manager:
Gareth Southgate

Man of the Match:
Jordan Pickford (England)

Assistant referees:
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

9 June 2019 (2019-06-09)
20:45 CEST
Portugal  1–0  Netherlands Estádio do Dragão, Porto
Attendance: 43,199
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)
Guedes Goal 60'

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<section begin=Lineups />

Portugal
Netherlands
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 in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
CM 16 Bruno Fernandes Substituted off in the 81st minute 81'
RF 7 Cristiano Ronaldo (c)
CF 17 Gonçalo Guedes Substituted off in the 75th minute 75'
LF 10 Bernardo Silva
Substitutions:
MF 15 Rafa Silva Substituted on in the 75th minute 75'
MF 8 João Moutinho Substituted on in the 81st minute 81'
MF 18 Rúben Neves Substituted on in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
Manager:
Fernando Santos
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GK 1 Jasper Cillessen
RB 22 Denzel Dumfries Booked in the 88th minute 88'
CB 3 Matthijs de Ligt
CB 4 Virgil van Dijk (c) Booked in the 90+1th minute 90+1'
LB 17 Daley Blind
CM 15 Marten de Roon Substituted off in the 81st minute 81'
CM 21 Frenkie de Jong
CM 8 Georginio Wijnaldum
RW 7 Steven Bergwijn Substituted off in the 60th minute 60'
CF 10 Memphis Depay
LW 9 Ryan Babel Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Quincy Promes Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 20 Donny van de Beek Substituted on in the 60th minute 60'
FW 19 Luuk de Jong Substituted on in the 81st minute 81'
Manager:
Ronald Koeman

Man of the Match:
Rúben Dias (Portugal)

Assistant referees:
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) <section end=Lineups />

Match rules

  • 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

Goalscorers

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

3 goals

1 goal

  • Marcus Rashford
  • Matthijs de Ligt
  • Quincy Promes
  • Gonçalo Guedes
  • Ricardo Rodríguez

1 own goal

  • Kyle Walker (against Netherlands)

Source: UEFA

Assists

2 assists

  • Memphis Depay
  • Bernardo Silva

1 assist

  • Gonçalo Guedes

Source: UEFA

Awards

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.

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

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

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