International Football actions returns barely after Russia World Cup 2018 but this in a brand new style instead of international friendlies called EUFA Nations League.

Which nation will surprises you in this new UEFA Nations League. What is your prediction? will less football developing(underdog)  nation rise to top or will the tough keep going?

 
UEFA Nations League: The new tournament designed by FIFA. How many nations involved and expectations

International Football actions returns barely after Russia World Cup 2018 but this in a brand new style instead of international friendlies called EUFA Nations League. 


The newly-founded UEFA Nations League commences on September 6, with 55 European counties competing in four leagues.

The notable match to watch is the crashed out on Word Cup Spain faceing England and the current World Cup Winners France face previous champions Germany.


Meaning of the UEFA Nations League?


The UEFA Nations League us a new upgraded international friendly tournament. The league is being didived into Four fcomat where the winner will be crowned Nations Legue Champions. The league starts September 6 2019 rn through June 2019. England will be playing against other European nations.


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How will UEFA Nations League work?




There system invloves 55 National teams  split into four leagues (A, B, C and D) based on their UEFA ranking at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.

Inside those four leagues, teams will be split again into different nations groups, which will be made up of either three or four teams.

Within the  best performed national league, four teams will be promoted at the end of each cycle, while four national teams will be relegated. The relegated nations will then play at their new game in the next competition, which starts in 2020.

The winners of the four groups in League A table will qualify for the Final Four competition.

How have the groups been divided?



UEFA Nations League draw table



Full League table A draw

Group 1: Germany, France, Netherlands

Group 2: Belgium, Switzerland, Iceland

Group 3: Portugal, Italy, Poland

Group 4: Spain, England, Croatia


Full League table B draw

Group 1: Slovakia, Ukraine, Czech Republic

Group 2: Russia, Sweden, Turkey

Group 3: Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Northern Ireland

Group 4: Wales, Republic of Ireland, Denmark


Full League table C draw

Group 1: Scotland, Albania, Israel

Group 2: Hungary, Greece, Finland, Estonia

Group 3: Slovenia, Norway, Bulgaria, Cyprus

Group 4: Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Lithuania


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Full League table  D draw

Group 1: Georgia, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Andorra

Group 2: Belarus, Luxembourg, Moldova, San Marino

Group 3: Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands, Malta, Kosovo

Group 4: FYR Macedonia, Armenia, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar


This Nations League Runs from to?

Matchday 1: September 6-9, 2018

Matchday 2: September 9-11, 2018

Matchday 3: October 11-13, 2018

Matchday 4: October 14-16, 2018

Matchday 5: November 15-17, 2018

Matchday 6: November 18-20, 2018

Finals: June 5-9, 2019



What will be the Final Four?


Final Four is the end of the Nations League. This will take place in June 2019 and the group winners from League A against each other. There is only one-game semi-final stage followed by the final.

The winner will be called as UEFA Nations League champion.

The Final Four tournament will only be played in odd years, meaning that in years when there is no a World Cup or European Championships, there will be a Nations League winner.


How will the EUFA Nations League affect European Qualifiers?

Euro qualifiers for 2020 will start in March 2019, with double headers in the March, June, September, October and November international breaks.

Teams will be divided into five groups of five teams and five groups of six teams. There will be 10 matchdays in total - the same number as now.

The top two teams from the 10 groups qualify automatically for the Euros, while four more places at the finals will be awarded to play-off winners. Sixteen national teams will compete in the play-offs.


Each Nations League league gets four play-off spots. If the winner of a group has already qualified for the Euros, the next best team which has not qualified goes into the play-offs.

Those sixteen teams will go into four groups, with the top team going to the Euros. The four teams play two one-off semi-finals and one one-off final to determine play-off winners.

So, if one of the Home Nations fails to qualify the traditional way, each league has a path of its own to the finals.

The UEFA Nations League rankings will also determine the composition of draw pots for subsequent European Qualifiers.

UEFA EURO 2020 play-off draw: November 22, 2019
UEFA EURO 2020 play-offs: March 26-31, 2020

What are the benefits?

"The UEFA Nations League creates more meaningful and competitive matches for teams and a dedicated calendar and structure for national team football," according to  UEFA, who believe the new format addresses concerns national associations raised about friendlies no longer providing adequate competition.

As well as the appeal of being named National League winner after the Final Four showpiece event for top teams, weaker teams will have better opportunities to qualify for European Championships - the bottom 16 in the rankings are now guaranteed one of the 24 qualifying spots.

Weaker teams will also face teams of a similar level - so there will be fewer thrashings and more meaningful games for fans.

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