The UEFA Nations League

nailsy

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I couldn't see a thread for this already....

The format of the Nations League
  • The 55 European national teams have been divided into four leagues based on Uefa's national association coefficient rankings on 11 October, 2017.
  • Leagues A and B, the top two divisions, will consist of four groups of three teams.
  • League C will comprise one group of three teams and three groups of four sides, while League D will be made up of four groups of four teams.
  • The draw for the first phase Nations League will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 24 January, 2018.
  • In each league, four group winners are promoted (or play in the Nations League Finals, see below) and four teams are relegated for the next competition to be played in 2020.
  • The overall Nations League rankings will determine the composition of the draw pots for the subsequent European qualifiers (European Championship or World Cup).
  • The Nations League will also provide four teams which will contest play-offs in March 2020 (see below) to qualify for Euro 2020.



There's more here: http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41580638
 

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Qualifying for the Euros seems a bit complicated to me, but the actual league sounds like a good idea. We should see fewer games where the opposition just sit behind the ball and try and stifle the larger nations, while the smaller sides should be able to develop their own game and actually have a chance of picking up a few wins and getting promoted.
 

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So we get Nations League Group games in 2018.....
  • The Nations League group games will be held over six matchdays, during the 'double-headers' in September, October and November 2018.
And Euro Qualifiers in 2019.....
  • The Euro 2020 qualifiers start in March 2019. There will be two matchdays in each of March, June, September, October and November 2019.
 

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Did you lot know that the Semi-Finals and Final of Euro 2020 is going to be at Wembley? That had completely passed me by.
 

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Yep.

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro-2020/news/newsid=2389885.html

Which cities will host games?
Munich (Germany) – three group matches and a quarter-final
Baku (Azerbaijan) – three group matches and a quarter-final
Rome (Italy) – three group matches and a quarter-final
St Petersburg (Russia) – three group matches and a quarter-final
Brussels (Belgium) – three group matches and a round of 16 match
Copenhagen (Denmark) – three group matches and a round of 16 match
Budapest (Hungary) – three group matches and a round of 16 match
Amsterdam (Netherlands) – three group matches and a round of 16 match
Dublin (Republic of Ireland) – three group matches and a round of 16
match
Bucharest (Romania) – three group matches and a round of 16 match
Glasgow (Scotland) – three group matches and a round of 16 match
Bilbao (Spain) – three group matches and a round of 16 match
London (England) – see below

Where will the semi-finals and final be?
The semi-finals and final of UEFA EURO 2020 will be held at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
 

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Yep.

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro-2020/news/newsid=2389885.html

Which cities will host games?
Munich (Germany) – three group matches and a quarter-final
Baku (Azerbaijan) – three group matches and a quarter-final
Rome (Italy) – three group matches and a quarter-final
St Petersburg (Russia) – three group matches and a quarter-final
Brussels (Belgium) – three group matches and a round of 16 match
Copenhagen (Denmark) – three group matches and a round of 16 match
Budapest (Hungary) – three group matches and a round of 16 match
Amsterdam (Netherlands) – three group matches and a round of 16 match
Dublin (Republic of Ireland) – three group matches and a round of 16
match
Bucharest (Romania) – three group matches and a round of 16 match
Glasgow (Scotland) – three group matches and a round of 16 match
Bilbao (Spain) – three group matches and a round of 16 match
London (England) – see below

Where will the semi-finals and final be?
The semi-finals and final of UEFA EURO 2020 will be held at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Bar Baku and St Petersberg I'd go to all those cities no problem
 

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On a serious note, i think it's quite a good idea. Allows the smaller nations to get plenty of matches against others of their own standard so that they can judge their own progress fairly
 

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On a serious note, i think it's quite a good idea. Allows the smaller nations to get plenty of matches against others of their own standard so that they can judge their own progress fairly
They might get a few wins aswell.

Downside is that kane is going to struggle to get as many international goals, upside games are going to be competitive. Other downside england don't do so well in competitive games.
 

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They might get a few wins aswell.

Downside is that kane is going to struggle to get as many international goals, upside games are going to be competitive. Other downside england don't do so well in competitive games.
Might shut people up about Kane not being able to do it on the international scene however
 
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