UEFA Nations League kicks off on Sky Sports

29th August 2018

To help promote their exclusively live coverage of the upcoming UEFA Nations League, Sky has made available 500 point of sales kits for bars, which include fixture posters, a calendar highlighting the autumn sporting action, table talkers and beer mats.

These are available to Sky Sports customers and can be ordered by visiting

Following England’s most successful World Cup campaign in 28 years, Saturday, September 8 sees England play their first competitive match since their incredible run in Russia, as they take on former World Champions Spain in the UEFA Nations League, the brand new international tournament.

Sky Sports will feature every England, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Northern Ireland game exclusively live with Wales matches also broadcast live. The match against Spain will be one of four England games throughout September, October and November including a rematch of the World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

The tournament begins on Thursday, September 6 with nine games being played, including current World Cup Champions France against Germany and Wales against the Republic of Ireland. Speaking about the tournament,

David Rey, managing director, Sky Business said: “We were treated to a remarkable summer of football which sets the scene perfectly for the UEFA Nations League and we hope that the tournament will recreate those heady days of the World Cup.

"All seven of England’s World Cup games attracted over 1.5million people per game to pubs, clubs and bars, so we know the value these games bring in terms of footfall and custom[1].

“At Sky, our purpose is to invest in more of the content that matters most to our customers, so they can rely on us to continue to make more money for their businesses.

"Over the course of the season, through our dedicated football channels, Sky Sports will be showing over 500 live matches including action from 126 Premier League games, the Sky Bet EFL, SPFL and much more.”

England match schedule

Saturday 8th September
England vs Spain – Kick off 19.45

Friday 12th October
Croatia vs England – Kick off 19.45

Monday 15th October
Spain vs England – Kick off 19.45

Sunday 18th November
England vs Croatia – Kick off 14.00

Northern Ireland schedule

Saturday 8th September
Northern Ireland v Bosnia and Herzegovina – Kick off 14.00

Friday 12th October
Austria vs Northern Ireland – Kick off 19.45

Monday 15th October
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland – Kick off 19.45

Sunday 18th November
Northern Ireland vs Austria – Kick off 17.00

Republic of Ireland schedule

Thursday 6th September
Wales vs Republic of Ireland – Kick off 19.45

Saturday 13th October
Republic of Ireland v Denmark – Kick off 19.45

Tuesday 16th October
Republic of Ireland v Wales – Kick off 19.45

Monday 19th November
Denmark v Republic of Ireland – Kick off 19.45

Scotland match schedule

Monday 10th September
Scotland vs Albania – Kick off 19.45

Thursday 11th October
Israel vs Scotland – Kick off 19.45

Saturday 17th November
Albania vs Scotland – Kick off 19.45

Tuesday 20th November
Scotland vs Israel – Kick off 19.45


[1] Source: Ipsos MORI Out of Home Viewing Panel June/July 2018

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