Italy seek to clinch a finals slot as they visit Bosnia-Herzegovina on the crucial final day of group stage action League A of the Nations League. Predictions and odds for this Bosnia-Herzegovina match to be played at Stadion Grbavica are available.
Azzurri vaulted atop Group 1 after upending visiting Poland. They have nine points and lead the Netherlands by a point and third placers Poland by two points going in to this decisive match. Last placers Bosnia-Herzegovina are relegated to A3.
The winners of Group 1 will host the finals next year.
Italy played understrength, missing the services of striker Ciro Immobile as well as manager Roberto Mancini due to coronavirus, and still beat the Robert Lewandowski-led Poland.GOALSCORERS FOR ITALY
Midfielder Jorginho and substitute winger/forward Domenco Berardi scored a goal each for Italy.
Bosnia-Herzegovina lost 3-1 at the Netherlands, their third defeat against two draws in their last ive league games.
Under the format, in the top league (League A), the winners of the four groups go on to play in the Nations League Finals, with two semi-finals, one third and fourth place decider, and one final to decide which team becomes the champion.
Starting in 2020-21, each group winner (there are four groups in Leagues A, B, and C, and two groups in League D) except for League A, who will go on to play in the Nations League Finals, is automatically promoted to the next higher league for the next tournament.
Each team placing last in its group in the Leagues A and B is automatically relegated to the next lower league; as League C has four groups while League D has only two, the two League C teams that are to be relegated are determined by play-outs beginning in March 2022.
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