sport news Who makes our combined XI of the four UEFA Nations League finalists? 

The finals of the UEFA Nations League take place this week with England, Holland, Switzerland and hosts Portugal all bidding to become the competition's first-ever winners.

There will be plenty of stars on show from the four countries, with Portugal playing Switzerland in the first semi-final on Wednesday night then England taking on Holland on Thursday.

The third-place play-off is on Sunday afternoon with the final later that day.

Sportsmail takes a look at the four squads and picks a combined team from the cream of the crop.

England, Holland, Portugal and Switzerland are set to battle it out for the Nations League

England, Holland, Portugal and Switzerland are set to battle it out for the Nations League

Formation: 4-3-3

GOALKEEPER

Rui Patricio - Portugal

There isn't an outstanding goalkeeper among the four nations but Patricio of Wolves most probably produced the most consistent performances last season. Jordan Pickford is still developing but lapsed at key moments for Everton while Patricio was authoritative and agile in his first season in English football.

Portugal and Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio in training ahead of the UEFA Nations League

Portugal and Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio in training ahead of the UEFA Nations League

DEFENCE

Trent Alexander-Arnold - England

The Liverpool academy graduate was their outstanding player in the Champions League final against Tottenham. Increasingly eradicating defensive flaws in his game and such a weapon going forward with his quick thinking and pinpoint delivery. Edges out Manchester City's Kyle Walker for the greater quality of his distribution.

Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates scoring for England against the USA in his last international

Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates scoring for England against the USA in his last international

Virgil Van Dijk - Holland

The first name on this team sheet and he'd walk into any side in the world right now. He powered Liverpool's title push with his wonderful blend of composure, pace, physical prowess and passing. A threat in the opponent's penalty area, too. Major contender for the Ballon d'Or.

Virgil van Dijk comes into the Nations League following a superb season with Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk comes into the Nations League following a superb season with Liverpool

Matthijs De Ligt - Holland

The Ajax centre-half excelled in the Champions League, scoring big goals in knockout games against Tottenham and Juventus but impressing mostly with the maturity of his defending. Has interest from Barcelona and and his future promises to be one of the summer's defining narratives.

Ajax's young centre-back Matthijs de Ligt in action for Holland against Germany in March

Ajax's young centre-back Matthijs de Ligt in action for Holland against Germany in March

Ben Chilwell - England

May edge out Tottenham's Danny Rose in England's starting XI on account of being a bit fresher as he did not have to worry about a Champions League final. The Leicester full-back grew in stature for club and country last season, demonstrating consistency, speed, endurance and quality in the final third. He's the prototype of the modern athletic

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