World champions Spain battled to a 3-2 win over the world's number one-ranked team Sweden in their Nations League Group A game on Friday after a week blighted by uncertainty caused by the continued fall-out from their World Cup win.
Spain had not won a trophy for over a decade since they triumphed at Euro 2012, and crashed out of the World Cup in Qatar last year in the last 16
Italy sealed a third-place finish in the Nations League finals on Sunday, with a 3-2 win over disappointed hosts the Netherlands.
Spain coach Luis de la Fuente said he would take on Italy in the Nations League semi-final on Thursday as if it was his "last game" in charge.
Croatia gave the Netherlands a valuable lesson as they reached the Nations League final with a 4-2 extra-time victory on Wednesday, Dutch coach Ronald Koeman said.
Bruno Petkovic and Luka Modric struck in extra time to fire Croatia into the Nations League final with a 4-2 victory over hosts the Netherlands on Wednesday.
Spain's shock 2-1 home defeat to Switzerland on Saturday leaves La Roja needing to beat Portugal away on Tuesday to progress to the semi-finals of the Nations League.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Moutinho and Raphael Guerreiro will all miss Portugal's Nations League match against Switzerland this weekend, coach Fernando Santos announced on Saturday.