UEFA Nations League Thread

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tldr: UEFA Nations League to begin from September 2018. No more European friendlies between nations. 4 different divisions of 55 countries.

Top division with 12 teams to be divided into groups of 3. Winners of 4 groups will contest semifinals and final in June after the league season ends.

Bottom teams in each group gets relegated to the next division and top teams of the groups in a division get promoted.
 

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More international matches? Smh

I hope the clubs start boycotting
 

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I dont think more. They replace the friendlies.
 

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seems like a good idea

looking forward to germany winning the first edition
 

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Looking forward to Holland losing their first final.

But its a long way from division 4.
 

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My one issue with this is that it means one of the 16 shittest teams in Europe is certain to get into the Euros.

So, we're going to have to have Moldova and San Marino in there because there needs to be a team from Division 3 and 4? No thanks.
 

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League A will consist of the 12 top-ranked teams. The next 12 teams will be in League B, the next 15 in League C and the remaining 16 in League D.
Leagues A and B will each comprise four groups of three teams.
League C will contain one group of three teams and three groups of four sides; League D will be formed by four groups of four teams.


interesting concept

lets see how spain/germany rule this league
 

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UEFA Nations League draw:

League A

Group 1: Germany, France, Netherlands

Group 2: Belgium, Switzerland, Iceland

Group 3: Portugal, Italy, Poland

Group 4: Spain, England, Croatia

League B

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

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

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
 

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poor holland
fucking Belgium's luck
too easy for Italy and Spain
 

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another group italy won't qualify from
 

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With the new coach expected only by June, I'll be surprised if anything concrete happens in the Azzurri setup by the time this rolls around. Group stage exit quite likely.
 

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Holland will do a stunt and send Germany to B

you heard it here first
 

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I dont see the negative in getting relegated..its a reward. Where is the difference, if one team from every group gets a place? Easier chances to qualify the more down u get, right?

I dont mind matches against France and Netherlands with something to play for, but this whole concept with total junk from group 3 or 4 qualifying is another bad joke though.
 

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France would be playing so much better if Bakayoko was on the field
 

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France were lucky to win the world cup without Bakayoko
 

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Italy used to be the shit. Now they are shit.

Also Tiemoue Hahahoho would have been a great addition to the French squad.
 

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Wasn't part of UEFA Nations league but whatever, Austria beat Sweden 2-0 and that's pretty cool.

If Bakayoko was Austrian, easily higher result possible in favor for Austria.
 
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