Uefa Nations League groups and permutations explained: How England can qualify

Jack Rosser

England face Croatia in their final league game of the Uefa Nations League on Sunday.

The Three Lions are second in group for of League A in the new competition. Croatia sit bottom but have a game in hand and will face Spain on Thursday before visiting Wembley.

Should the World Cup finalists pick up something against Spain, to whom they lost 6-0 last time, but then lose to Gareth Southgate's side, England will progress to the knockout stages in June next year.

Each of the four group winners from League A will take part in the semi-finals before the final is contested on June 9.

From the top League, both Poland - who have lodged a bid to host the finals - and Iceland have already been relegated, while Ukraine have been promoted from League B.

England’s away leg against Croatia, which was played behind closed doors due to a Uefa sanction on the hosts, finished 0-0 last month.