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Title: Nation's League
Post by: Redartin on October 12, 2017, 01:25:27 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41580638

So what is the panel of experts view on this latest brainwave from uefa?
Title: Re: Nation's League
Post by: DanDan on October 12, 2017, 01:37:44 AM
nice of UEFA to simplify it
Title: Re: Nation's League
Post by: toffee_scot on October 12, 2017, 02:30:21 AM
"By virtue of the format, lower-tier countries - the bottom 16 in the rankings - are now guaranteed one of the 24 qualifying slots for the European Championship finals. There will also be promotion and relegation between divisions."

There's hope for Scotland, first they need to get relegated to League D
Title: Re: Nation's League
Post by: Cereal Killer on October 12, 2017, 03:28:18 AM
So when are these games played? Instead of 'friendlies'??
Title: Re: Nation's League
Post by: bluestevie on October 12, 2017, 05:20:47 AM
So when are these games played? Instead of 'friendlies'??

They are in the slots that the qualifiers for tournaments would be, between September and November with 2 matchdays per month spread over a 5-6 day period. After the group stage for the Nations League ends in November, the qualifiers for Euro 2020 begins in March 2019 with a double matchday, this process continues in June then September to November. The two competitions overlap in June 2019 when the 4 group winning teams from League A meet in a knockout format to decide the Nations League title while everyone else is playing Euro qualifiers
Title: Re: Nation's League
Post by: SANA_DR0 on October 12, 2017, 05:41:53 AM
Gotta say it looks much better than pointless friendlies.
Title: Re: Nation's League
Post by: Jimmywhack on October 12, 2017, 05:43:26 AM
I can't be arsed reading the ins and outs
Does this mean more Internationals?
Title: Re: Nation's League
Post by: Redartin on October 12, 2017, 04:17:28 PM
I can't be arsed reading the ins and outs
Does this mean more Internationals?

Maybe not so much "more internationals", more like "less meaningless friendliest". You could say it is the League Cup of internationals where bigger teams may use second strings but at the end of it all there is another route into a bigger competition.