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drazvan

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Re: UEFA Nations League (2018-19)
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2017, 05:25:53 PM »

Ok so let me see if I get this straight: there will be an official qualification round but in parallel there will be this "League" where basically other 4 teams can qualify (one from each value stream). So it is basically an extra chance for teams in streams C and D to grab a qualification to Euro, although the qualification should be pretty easy anyway as there will be 24 teams at Euro 2020. Anyhow, let's say that there are extra friendlies where you can actually win something but with the disadvantage that you can only play your own level. So the big disadvantage for smaller teams is that they will have trouble arranging a friendly with a top team and actually improve as they will be forced by this to only play their own level.
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Re: UEFA Nations League (2018-19)
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2017, 05:39:50 PM »

The UEFA Nations League begins in September 2018. There are Leagues A, B, C and D. League A plays for the Nations League, Leagues B, C and D play for promotion/relegation for the next Nations League.

The group stage of the Nations League takes place before the Euro qualification. The semi-finals, 3rd place play-off and final takes place in the middle of Euro qualification (June 2019).

After Euro qualification (usual format) is over, 20 of 24 teams will be qualified for Euro 2020. At that point, one spot remains open for a League A team, a League B team, a League C team and a League D team.
 
4 teams from each 'League' who have yet to qualify for the Euros will compete in March 2020 for the remaining spots in the Euros. The teams that participate in the play-offs will be Nations League group winners, but in the event of a group winner already being qualified for Euro 2020, FIFA ranking comes into play.

Essentially, friendlies will be replaced with teams having to play other teams with a similar FIFA ranking only and with regards to Euro 2020 qualification, it is set up in such a way that if you're a San Marino or an Andorra, if you can do well in the Nations League, you can get into the Euros.

Of course, this also means that teams who do really well in the Nations League can treat Euro 2020 qualifiers as friendlies and wait until the play-offs in March 2020.
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Re: UEFA Nations League (2018-19)
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2017, 05:56:57 PM »

Well, the upside of being in the A group is that the highest placed team in Group A who hasn't qualified through the normal Euro quals will get a spot in the Euros. So normally most teams in Group A will qualify to the Euros, then the team who end up lets say 9th in A but failed in quals will get a Euro spot. You could actually end last in Group A and still get a spot if the Top 11 already qualified.
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Re: UEFA Nations League (2018-19)
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2017, 06:16:49 PM »

Well, the upside of being in the A group is that the highest placed team in Group A who hasn't qualified through the normal Euro quals will get a spot in the Euros. So normally most teams in Group A will qualify to the Euros, then the team who end up lets say 9th in A but failed in quals will get a Euro spot. You could actually end last in Group A and still get a spot if the Top 11 already qualified.

That raises an interesting question: what happens if all teams from Group A are already qualified?  :rolley:

I guess this is one of those things where we'll have to see how it all pans out. There's definitely pros and cons.
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Re: UEFA Nations League (2018-19)
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2017, 09:52:15 PM »

It wouldn't surprise me if it's a ploy to ensure all top teams qualify for each tournament to avoid the likes of the Dutch situation.
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Re: UEFA Nations League (2018-19)
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2017, 10:33:24 PM »

Does this effectively mean European teams will only ever play non-Euro sides every four years at World Cups?

That seems very counterproductive for everyone, including non European countries that like playing against the big UEFA national teams in friendlies to benchmark themselves.
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Re: UEFA Nations League (2018-19)
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2017, 11:22:59 PM »

That raises an interesting question: what happens if all teams from Group A are already qualified?  :rolley:

Ok, so apparently if it happens that there's not enough teams from a League to compete in the Euro 2020 play-offs, the space is filled from teams from the league below.

Does this effectively mean European teams will only ever play non-Euro sides every four years at World Cups?

It should do, unless there's some room in the calendar not being occupied.
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