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The inaugural UEFA Nations League will get beneath manner within the autumn of 2018 with matches set to happen in September, October and November.

A complete of 55 groups will take part within the model new enterprise and the make-up of the primary version is thought, with all of the fixtures set.

There are a spate of attention-grabbing match-ups to sit up for however the match nonetheless prompts a way of bewilderment amongst informal observers.

Nevertheless, with six months to go, there may be loads of time to turn into familiarised with UEFA’s tried ‘rejuvenation’ of the worldwide recreation.

Purpose takes a glance the Nations League, the way it works and brings you all of the fixtures and outcomes.

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1. What’s the UEFA Nations League?
2. How does the UEFA Nations League work?
three. UEFA Nations League A
Four. UEFA Nations League B
5. UEFA Nations League C
6. UEFA Nations League D
7. UEFA Nations League finals
Eight. European Championship qualifying

What’s the UEFA Nations League?

The Nations League is a daring try by UEFA to revamp worldwide soccer in Europe.

In accordance with the official UEFA web site , the institution of the competitors “stems from the need… to enhance the standard and standing of nationwide workforce soccer” with the federation and its associations searching for a transfer away from meaningless pleasant video games.

It would see UEFA’s 55 member associations cut up into 4 leagues (A-D), every consisting of 4 teams.

When does the UEFA Nations League happen?

The 2018-19 Nations League kicks off in September 2018, with the primary two rounds of group video games scheduled to happen throughout that month. The remaining video games will likely be performed in October and November.

After the group video games are full, the finals will likely be held in June 2019.

Spherical Date
Matchday 1 September 6-Eight, 2018
Matchday 2 September 9-11, 2018
Matchday three October 11-13, 2018
Matchday Four October 14-16, 2018
Matchday 5 October 15-17, 2018
Matchday 6 November 15-17, 2018
Semi-finals June 5-6, 2019
Third-place play-off June 9, 2019
Last June 9, 2019

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How does the UEFA Nations League work?

UEFA Nations League 2018

As a brand new idea the Nations League has understandably left many followers, footballers and even officers themselves considerably bewildered. However it can finally turn into a pure and broadly understood a part of the European soccer calendar. We have damaged it down in larger element already right here , however listed below are the specific notes.

On the high finish – in League A – the winners of every of the 4 teams progress to the finals, the place they’ll struggle it out to turn into Nations League champions.

The competitors may also incorporate promotion and relegation, so groups can ascend or descend the ranks relying on their performances.

4 groups – people who end backside of their teams – will likely be relegated from Leagues A to B, B to C and C to D.

Conversely, 4 groups – people who end high of their teams – will likely be promoted from Leagues D to C, C to B and B to A.

Helpfully, UEFA has produced a graphic, which you’ll see under, that illustrates precisely how promotion and relegation work within the competitors.

UEFA Nations League

Easy sufficient, proper?

Nevertheless, there are additionally qualification locations for the European Championship up for grabs, which is the place it turns into slightly extra difficult, however we’ll cope with that later.

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UEFA Nations League A tables, fixtures & outcomes

Mesut Ozil Germany

League A options the highest 12 ranked groups in Europe and they’re divided into 4 teams of three. Amongst them are Germany, Portugal, Spain, England and France.

You’ll be able to see the total breakdown of League A, together with group tables, fixtures and outcomes, under.

Group 1

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Germany zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 France zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Netherlands zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group 1 fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep 6 Germany vs France 19:45
Sep 9 France vs Netherlands 19:45
Oct 13 Netherlands vs Germany 19:45
Oct 16 France vs Germany 19:45
Nov 16 Netherlands vs France 19:45
Nov 19 Germany Netherlands 19:45

Group 2

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Belgium zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 Switzerland zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Iceland zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group 2 fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep Eight Switzerland vs Iceland 17:00
Sep 11 Iceland vs Belgium 19:45
Oct 12 Belgium vs Switzerland 19:45
Oct 15 Iceland vs Switzerland 19:45
Nov 15 Belgium vs Iceland 19:45
Nov 18 Switzerland vs Belgium 19:45

Group three

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Portugal zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 Italy zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Poland zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group three fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep 7 Italy vs Poland 19:45
Sep 10 Portugal vs Italy 19:45
Oct 11 Poland vs Portugal 19:45
Oct 14 Poland vs Italy 19:45
Nov 17 Italy vs Portugal 19:45
Nov 20 Portugal vs Poland 19:45

Group Four

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Spain zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 England zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Croatia zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group Four fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep Eight England vs Spain 19:45
Sep 11 Spain vs Croatia 19:45
Oct 12 Croatia vs England 19:45
Oct 15 Spain vs England 19:45
Nov 15 Croatia vs Spain 19:45
Nov 18 England vs Croatia 19:45

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UEFA Nations League B tables, fixtures & outcomes

Gareth Bale Wales European Qualifiers

League B is made up by the groups ranked from 13 to 24 and, like League A, they’re divided into 4 teams of three. Among the groups concerned at this tier embody Wales, Ukraine and Russia.

You’ll be able to see the total breakdown of League B, together with group tables, fixtures and outcomes, under.

Group 1

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Slovakia zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 Ukraine zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Czech Republic zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group 1 fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep 6 Czech Republic vs Ukraine 19:45
Sep 9 Ukraine vs Slovakia 14:00
Oct 13 Slovakia vs Czech Republic 14:00
Oct 16 Ukraine vs Czech Republic 19:45
Nov 16 Slovakia vs Ukraine 19:45
Nov 19 Czech Republic vs Slovakia 19:45

Group 2

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Russia zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 Sweden zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Turkey zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group 2 fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep 7 Turkey vs Russia 19:45
Sep 10 Sweden vs Turkey 19:45
Oct 11 Russia vs Sweden 19:45
Oct 14 Russia vs Turkey 17:00
Nov 17 Turkey vs Sweden 17:00
Nov 20 Sweden vs Russia 19:45

Group three

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Austria zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 Bosnia & Herzegovina zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Northern Eire zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group three fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep Eight Northern Eire vs Bosnia & Herzegovina 14:00
Sep 11 Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Austria 19:45
Oct 12 Austria vs Northern Eire 19:45
Oct 15 Bosnia & Herzegovina v Northern Eire 19:45
Nov 15 Austria vs Bosnia & Herzegovina 19:45
Nov 18 Northern Eire vs Austria 17:00

Group Four

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Wales zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 Republic of Eire zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Denmark zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group Four fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep 6 Wales vs Republic of Eire 19:45
Sep 9 Denmark vs Wales 17:00
Oct 13 Republic of Eire vs Denmark 19:45
Oct 16 Republic of Eire vs Wales 19:45
Nov 16 Wales vs Denmark 19:45
Nov 19 Denmark vs Republic of Eire 19:45

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UEFA Nations League C tables, fixtures & outcomes

Leigh Griffiths Scotland

Not like the highest two tiers, League C options the following finest 15 groups, with one group of three and three teams of 4. Scotland, Greece and Serbia are among the many groups concerned.

You’ll be able to see the total breakdown of League A, together with group tables, fixtures and outcomes, under.

Group 1

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Scotland zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 Albania zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Israel zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group 1 fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep 7 Albania vs Israel 19:45
Sep 10 Scotland vs Albania 19:45
Oct 11 Israel vs Scotland 19:45
Oct 14 Israel vs Albania 19:45
Nov 17 Albania vs Scotland 19:45
Nov 20 Scotland vs Israel 19:45

Group 2

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Hungary zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 Greece zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Finland zero zero zero zero zero zero
Four Estonia zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group 2 fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep Eight Finland vs Hungary 17:00
Sep Eight Estonia vs Greece 19:45
Sep 11 Hungary vs Greece 19:45
Sep 11 Finland vs Estonia 19:45
Oct 12 Greece vs Hungary 19:45
Oct 12 Estonia vs Finland 19:45
Oct 15 Estonia vs Hungary 19:45
Oct 15 Finland vs Greece 19:45
Nov 15 Hungary vs Estonia 19:45
Nov 15 Greece vs Finland 19:45
Nov 18 Hungary vs Finland 19:45
Nov 18 Greece vs Estonia 19:45

Group three

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Slovenia zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 Norway zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Bulgaria zero zero zero zero zero zero
Four Cyprus zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group three fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep 6 Slovenia vs Bulgaria 19:45
Sep 6 Norway vs Cyprus 19:45
Sep 9 Bulgaria vs Norway 17:00
Sep 9 Cyprus vs Slovenia 19:45
Oct 13 Norway vs Slovenia 17:00
Oct 13 Bulgaria vs Cyprus 19:45
Oct 16 Norway vs Bulgaria 19:45
Oct 16 Slovenia vs Cyprus 19:45
Nov 16 Cyprus vs Bulgaria 19:45
Nov 16 Slovenia vs Norway 19:45
Nov 19 Bulgaria vs Slovenia 19:45
Nov 19 Cyprus vs Norway 19:45

Group Four

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Romania zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 Serbia zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Montenegro zero zero zero zero zero zero
Four Lithuania zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group Four fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep 7 Lithuania vs Serbia 19:45
Sep 7 Romania vs Montenegro 19:45
Sep 10 Serbia vs Romania 19:45
Sep 10 Montenegro vs Lithuania 19:45
Oct 11 Lithuania vs Romania 19:45
Oct 11 Montenegro vs Serbia 19:45
Oct 14 Romania vs Serbia 14:00
Oct 14 Lithuania vs Montenegro 19:45
Nov 17 Serbia vs Montenegro 14:00
Nov 17 Romania vs Lithuania 19:45
Nov 20 Serbia vs Lithuania 19:45
Nov 20 Montenegro vs Romania 19:45

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UEFA Nations League D tables, fixtures & outcomes

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Armenia

League D is populated by the 16 lowest ranked groups and they’re divided into 4 teams of 4. The likes of Armenia, San Marino and the Faroe Islands are competing at this degree.

You’ll be able to see the total breakdown of League D, together with group tables, fixtures and outcomes, under.

Group 1

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Georgia zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 Latvia zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Kazakhstan zero zero zero zero zero zero
Four Andorra zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group 2 fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep 6 Kazakhstan vs Georgia 15:00
Sep 6 Latvia vs Andorra 19:45
Sep 9 Georgia vs Latvia 17:00
Sep 10 Andorra vs Kazakhstan 19:45
Oct 13 Georgia vs Andorra 17:00
Oct 13 Latvia vs Kazakhstan 17:00
Oct 16 Kazakhstan vs Andorra 15:00
Oct 16 Latvia vs Georgia 19:45
Nov 16 Kazakhstan vs Latvia 15:00
Nov 16 Andorra vs Georgia 19:45
Nov 19 Andorra vs Latvia 17:00
Nov 19 Georgia vs Kazakhstan 17:00

Group 2

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Belarus zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 Luxembourg zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Moldova zero zero zero zero zero zero
Four San Marino zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group 2 fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep Eight Belarus vs San Marino 17:00
Sep Eight Luxembourg vs Moldova 19:45
Sep 11 San Marino vs Luxembourg 19:45
Sep 11 Moldova vs Belarus 19:45
Oct 12 Belarus vs Luxembourg 19:45
Oct 12 Moldova vs San Marino 19:45
Oct 15 Belarus vs Moldova 19:45
Oct 15 Luxembourg vs San Marino 19:45
Nov 15 San Marino vs Moldova 19:45
Nov 15 Luxembourg vs Belarus 19:45
Nov 18 Moldova vs Luxembourg 17:00
Nov 18 San Marino vs Belarus 17:00

Group three

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Azerbaijan zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 Faroe Islands zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Malta zero zero zero zero zero zero
Four Kosovo zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group three fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep 7 Azerbaijan vs Kosovo 17:00
Sep 7 Faroe Islands vs Malta 19:45
Sep 10 Kosovo vs Faroe Islands 19:45
Sep 10 Malta vs Azerbaijan 19:45
Oct 11 Faroe Islands vs Azerbaijan 19:45
Oct 11 Kosovo vs Malta 19:45
Oct 14 Azerbaijan vs Malta 17:00
Oct 14 Faroe Islands vs Kosovo 17:00
Nov 17 Azerbaijan vs Faroe Islands 17:00
Nov 17 Malta vs Kosovo 17:00
Nov 20 Kosovo vs Azerbaijan 19:45
Nov 20 Malta vs Faroe Islands 19:45

Group Four

Pos Group GP W D L GD Pts
1 Macedona zero zero zero zero zero zero
2 Armenia zero zero zero zero zero zero
three Liecthenstein zero zero zero zero zero zero
Four Gibraltar zero zero zero zero zero zero

Group Four fixtures

Date Match Time (UK)
Sep 6 Armenia vs Liechtenstein 19:45
Sep 6 Gibraltar vs Macedonia 19:45
Sep 9 Macedona vs Armenia 17:00
Sep 9 Liechtenstein vs Gibraltar 19:45
Oct 13 Armenia vs Gibraltar 17:00
Oct 13 Macedonia vs Liechtenstein 19:45
Oct 16 Armenia vs Macedonia 17:00
Oct 16 Gibraltar vs Liechtenstein 19:45
Nov 16 Gibraltar vs Armenia 19:45
Nov 16 Liechtenstein vs Macedona 19:45
Nov 19 Macedonia vs Gibraltar 19:45
Nov 19 Liechtenstein vs Armenia 19:45

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UEFA Nations League finals

UEFA Nations League 2018 Aleksander Ceferin

As talked about, when matchday six has concluded, the Nations League then strikes into the finals stage, which takes place in the summertime of 2019.

4 groups – the winners of Teams 1-Four in League A – compete in two semi-finals (on June 5 and 6) with a third-place play-off and closing following (on June 9).

This part of the match will likely be held in a single nation, however the host nation has not but been chosen. Nevertheless, UEFA has confirmed that Italy, Poland and Portugal have expressed curiosity.

Semi-finals

Date Match Time
June 5, 2019 Group 1/2/three/Four winners vs Group 1/2/three/Four winners TBC
June 6, 2019 Group 1/2/three/Four winners vs Group 1/2/three/Four winners TBC

Third-place play-off

Date Match Time
June 9, 2019 Semi-final 1 losers vs Semi-final 2 losers TBC

Last

Date Match Time
June 9, 2019 Semi-final 1 winners vs Semi-final 2 winners TBC

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European Championship qualifying

As referred to above, the Nations League may also be linked with the European Championship, starting with Euro 2020.

To start with, the general rating of the groups within the Nations League will likely be used to decided the seeding for the Euro 2020 qualification teams, the draw for which will likely be held in Dublin in December 2018 following the conclusion of the group video games, which, as famous, end in November.

UEFA Nations League Euro 2020 qualifying

Secondly, the Nations League may also probably supply a route into the European Championship for groups that fail to succeed in the match by way of the qualification course of.

Every League from A to D has 4 play-off positions which will likely be given to the group winners as first precedence. Nevertheless if a bunch winner has already certified its place within the play-off will go to the following finest ranked workforce of the league and so forth.

There will likely be 4 completely different play-off paths, that means a complete of 16 groups, and these will usually mirror the preliminary 4 leagues by way of make-up. Meaning there will likely be alternatives for decrease ranked groups to succeed in the European Championship finals.

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