Portuguese fans were in an excited mood outside the Estadio Algarve on Thursday evening, ahead of their friendly match against Croatia. It is both teams first match since the World Cup as they look to hit the ground running before the inaugural UEFA Nations League. Portugal was drawn in Group 3 in UEFA's new tournament, alongside Italy and Poland. Croatia will face England and Spain in Group 4... Еще. The World Cup runners-up visit Spain on September 11 for their opening game in the competition. The UEFA Nations League is a two year tournament between European national teams that is set to replace international friendlies and that will also grant qualification spots for the European Championship and the World Cup.