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Teams for each League for their new National League System that will see promotion and relegation and also provide Qualifiers for Euro 2020.

League A
Group 1
Germany
France
Netherlands

Group 2
Belgium
Switzerland
Iceland

Group 3
Portugal
Italy
Poland

Group 4
Spain
England
Croatia

Teams will be split into four groups of three, with the group winners then contesting the UEFA Nations League Finals (semi-finals, third-place match and final) in June 2019 to become the UEFA Nations League winners. One host country will be appointed in December 2018 from among the finalist teams.

The four sides that finish bottom of their groups will be relegated to League B for the 2020 edition.

The top four-ranked League A teams that do not qualify for UEFA EURO 2020 will enter play-offs in March 2020, with one finals place on offer.

League B
Group 1
Slovakia
Ukraine
Czech Republic

Group 2
Russia
Sweden
Turkey

Group 3
Austria
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Northern Ireland

Group 4
Wales
Ireland
Denmark

Teams will be split into four groups of three. The four group winners are promoted to League A, with the four sides that finish bottom relegated to League C for the next competition, to be played in 2020.

The top four-ranked League B teams that do not qualify for UEFA EURO 2020 will enter play-offs in March 2020, with one finals place on offer.

League C
Group 1
Scotland
Albania
Israel

Group 2
Hungary
Greece
Finland
Estonia

Group 3
Slovenia
Norway
Bulgaria
Cyprus

Group 4
Romania
Serbia
Montenegro
Lithuania

Teams will be split into one group of three and three groups of four. The four group winners are promoted to League B, with the four sides that finish bottom relegated to League D for the 2020 edition.

The top four-ranked League C teams that do not qualify for UEFA EURO 2020 will enter play-offs in March 2020, with one finals place on offer.

League D

League D
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

Teams will be split into four groups of four, with the four group winners promoted to League C for the 2020 edition.

The top four-ranked League D teams that do not qualify for UEFA EURO 2020 will enter play-offs in March 2020, with one finals place on offer.
How were the line-ups were determined

UEFA Nations League explained
The 55 participating teams were split according to their position in the UEFA National Team Coefficient Rankings following the end of the European Qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

League A includes the 12 top-ranked teams. The next 12 teams are in League B, the next 15 in League C and the remaining 16 in League D.
UEFA Nations League calendar

Group stages:
Matchday 1: 6–8 September 2018
Matchday 2: 9–11 September 2018
Matchday 3: 11–13 October 2018
Matchday 4: 14–16 October 2018
Matchday 5: 15–17 November 2018
Matchday 6: 18–20 November 2018
Finals draw: early December 2018
Finals: 5–9 June 2019
UEFA EURO 2020 play-off draw: 22 November 2019
UEFA EURO 2020 play-offs: 26–31 March 2020

Teams in three-sided groups will play on four of the six matchdays.

*Note that Russia and Ukraine will not be drawn into the same group. The same applies to Armenia and Azerbaijan if the current UEFA Executive Committee decisions still apply when the draw is made.
 
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Saw highlights of Germany vs France and Rudiger's boot across Pavard's neck looked quite naughty. I thought he could have pulled his leg away. Left Pavard with a nasty mark.


Areola looked like he had an impressive game.
 
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Saw the highlights as well, injury looked worse as the game went on. Rudiger should get done for that. Could have been a whole lot worse.
 
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Must say I'm enjoying the Nations League overall. Much more interesting watching internationals with evenly matched sides, and who are eager to get the win.
 
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It got a lot of negative publicity and hate when first announced. It’s cutting out more of those boring friendlies and matching up teams who are ranked closely in mini-leagues which will produce some very good games.
 
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Wow 6-0 to Spain against Croatia. Some statement made there.
 
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Thursday 11th October
League A
Group 3

Poland V Portugal - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

League B
Group 2

Russia V Sweden - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

League C
Group 1

Israel V Scotland - Live on Sky Sports Main Event

Group 4
Lithuania V Romania - Live on Sky Sports Red Button
Montenegro V Serbia - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

League D
Group 3

Faroe Islands V Azerbaijan - Live on Sky Sports Red Button
Kosovo V Malta - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Friday 12th October
League A
Group 2

Belgium V Switzerland - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Group 4
Croatia V England - Live on Sky Sports Main Event

League B
Group 3

Austria V Northern Ireland - Live on Sky Sports Football

League C
Group 2

Greece V Hungary - Live on Sky Sports Red Button
Estonia V Finland - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

League D
Group 2

Belarus V Luxembourg - Live on Sky Sports Red Button
Moldova V San Marino - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Saturday 13th October
League A
Group 1

Netherlands V Germany - Live on Sky Sports Mix

League B
Group 1

Slovakia V Czech Republic - Live on Sky Sports Football

Group 4
Ireland V Denmark - Live on Sky Sports Football / Mix

League C
Group 3

Norway V Slovenia - Live on Sky Sports Football
Bulgaria V Cyprus - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

League D
Group 1

Georgia V Andorra - Live on Sky Sports Red Button
Latvia V Kazakhstan - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Group 4
Armenia V Gibraltar - Live on Sky Sports Red Button
Macedonia V Liechtenstein - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Sunday 14th October
League A
Group 3

Poland V Italy - Live on Sky Sports Football

League B
Group 2

Russia V Turkey - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

League C
Group 1

Israel V Albania - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Group 4
Romania V Serbia - Live on Sky Sports Football
Lithuania V Montenegro - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

League D
Group 3

Azerbaijan V Malta - Live on Sky Sports Red Button
Faroe Islands V Kosovo - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Monday 15th October
League A
Group 2

Iceland V Switzerland - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Group 4
Spain V England - Live on Sky Sports Main Event

League B
Group 3

Bosnia V Northern Ireland - Live on Sky Sports Football

League C
Group 2

Estonia V Hungary - Live on Sky Sports Red Button
Finland V Greece - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

League D
Group 2

Belarus V Moldova - Live on Sky Sports Red Button
Luxembourg V San Marino - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Tuesday 16th October
League A
Group 1

France V Germany - Live on Sky Sports Mix

League B
Group 1

Ukraine V Czech Republic - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Group 4
Ireland V Wales - Live on Sky Sports Football / Main Event / S4C

League C
Group 3

Norway V Bulgaria - Live on Sky Sports Red Button
Slovenia V Cyprus - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

League D
Group 1

Kazakhstan V Andorra - Live on Sky Sports Football / Main Event
Latvia V Georgia - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

Group 4
Armenia V Macedonia - Live on Sky Sports Football / Main Event
Gibraltar V Liechtenstein - Live on Sky Sports Red Button

So nice to be finally able to say "Oh great, an International break" and not mean it sarcastically!

Football for 6 days straight with potentially great fixtures on every one of them
 
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I'm enjoying this new format. It's a great change. No more friendlies involving Spain v Andorra, England v San Marino, France v Malta etc. Competitive games from top to bottom between teams near each other in the rankings.....all for a chance to qualify.

Best thing they've done in years.
 
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I prefer the Nations League format too. The game the other night between Poland and Portugal was very enjoyable and played at an intensity you just wouldn't get with a friendly match. I think the games are far more competitive now and it's nice to not get to the hour mark and see about 7 subs come on.
 

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