Watch Arsenal players in inaugural Women’s Nations League action

Watch Arsenal players in inaugural Women’s Nations League action by Michelle

The UEFA Nations League results will determine the European competitors in the women’s football event at the 2024 Olympics. If England win their group then reach the final, Team GB will qualify for the Paris games.

Arsenal Women have 12 European players in their ranks, that are currently fit to play for their national teams.

Group A1

  • England – Alessia Russo
  • Netherlands – Victoria Pelova
  • Belgium
  • Scotland

European Champions & World Cup runners-up England are in Group A1, alongside Euro 2017 champions the Netherlands. These footballing power-houses will be joined by Belgium and Scotland. Arsenal Women’s Alessia Russo & Victoria Pelova will go head to head in this group, although Russo will not play in the first game against Scotland tonight as she joined the England camp late due to a “period of recuperation“. Beth Mead, Leah Williamson & Vivianne Miedema are still ruled out due to ACL injuries. And Arsenal defender Lotte Wubben-Moy is unavailable due to picking up a recent injury.

Group A2

  • France
  • Norway – Frida Maanum
  • Austria – Manu Zinsberger
  • Portugal

As France will host the 2024 Olympic Games, they are guaranteed their place in the tournament, but will still participate in Group A2. Norway, Austria and Portugal, make up the rest of the group. Laura Wienroither will not be available for Austria, due to her ACL injury.

Group A3

  • Germany
  • Denmark – Kathrine Kuhl
  • Iceland
  • Wales

After a shocking group stage exit in the 2023 Women’s World Cup, Germany will be hoping to bounce back and book their place at the Olympics. Denmark, who made it to the Round of 16 of Australia & New Zealand 2023, will join them in Group A3, alongside Iceland and Wales.

Group A4

  • Sweden – Stina Blackstenius, Lina Hurtig, Amanda Ilestedt
  • Spain – Kaia Codina
  • Italy
  • Switzerland – Lia Walti, Noelle Maritz

Group A4 includes the newly crowned World Champions, Spain. They will be joined by Sweden – who reached the final of the 2020 Olympic Games and secured 3rd place in the Women’s World Cup 2023 – along with Italy and Switzerland. This group is full of Gunners!

Group B1

  • Albania
  • Hungary
  • N.Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland – Katie McCabe

Arsenal’s Katie McCabe will captain Ireland against N.Ireland, Hungary & Albania.

Broadcasting rights are subject to each nation, with England, Wales, and Scotland games being shown across BBC and ITV. A few games will be available to watch on

Friday 22 September

  • England vs Scotland, 19:45 UK
  • Belgium vs Netherlands, 19:30 UK
  • France vs Portugal, 20:10 UK
  • Norway vs Austria, 18:00 UK
  • Denmark vs Germany, 17:00 UK
  • Iceland vs Wales, 19:00 UK
  • Sweden vs Spain, 17:30 UK
  • Switzerland vs Italy, 18:30 UK

Tuesday 26 September

  • Netherlands vs England, 19:00 UK
  • Scotland vs Belgium, 19:45 UK
  • Austria vs France, 17:30 UK
  • Portugal vs Norway, 18:15 UK
  • Germany vs Iceland, 17:15 UK
  • Wales vs Denmark, 19:15 UK
  • Spain vs Switzerland, 20:00 UK
  • Italy vs Sweden, 16:45 UK



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