This is UEFA’s solution to the unattractiveness of global friendlies. Every season, the worldwide breaks are spread across the entirety of the season.
The game will be shown live on Sky Sports, with highlights on ITV, but it will be the first time live coverage of an entire senior worldwide tournament is denied to terrestrial viewers.
UEFA was concerned by the dwindling numbers in the stadiums and interest shown by fans in general towards these fixtures.
It’s convoluted, complicated and sprawling to the point of delirium, but it’s fundamentally created to cut the number of pointless global friendlies and tiresome mismatches, which can only be good thing given the dwindling appetite therefor.
The Reds will be in Bradenton, Fla., to take on the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday in their opening game of qualifiers for the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League.
Primarily, it is a means to bring the entertainment back to worldwide football being played mid-season.
League A – Contains the big guns. Teams in the top-two tiers League A and B, each with four groups of three nations still have dates free for friendlies against teams like Brazil and Argentina. “As the “Home of Football” SPN will give fans the best experience to see the best clubs, teams, and players in the world”.
The 55 member associations were split into four Leagues according to their respective coefficients, with those rankings again used to subdivide them into pots.
An overall Nations League champion also has to be crowned at the end of this process, and as a result, the four group winners in League A will play-off in the summer of 2019 for that particular honour.
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The Prize.What is in it for the smaller teams? Playoff entries will go to Nations League group winners, or teams with the next-best record.
The Germany vs France match in the UEFA Nations League is being played at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.
Playoffs will be for teams that failed to earn a direct Euro 2020 entry through the qualifying groups.
Does the Nations League replace qualifying for Euro 2020?
Isn’t this just another cash grab on the part of UEFA?
If there is doubt and uncertainty surrounding the Germany camp following their World Cup exploits, France enter the match quite the opposite after their hugely successful time in Russian Federation.
Even if it doesn’t appear as a transcendental tournament, the winners of every group will face each other during the next summer.
Group 3: Italy, Poland, Portugal.
England will play in the top tier (League A) and have been drawn to play World Cup finalists Croatia, plus Spain, in Group Four.
Group B1: Slovakia, Ukraine and Czech Republic.
Group 2: Russia, Sweden, Turkey.
Group C1: Scotland, Albania and Israel.
Group C3: Slovenia, Norway, Bulgaria and Cyprus. Instead, it will be found in games like the one between Kazakhstan and Georgia on Thursday, or Romania v Montenegro on Friday.
Group 2: Belarus, Luxembourg, Moldova, San Marino. Would love to hear from you all.