Since its launch in 2018, the UEFA Nations League has gained widespread approval as a successful event. The event has steadily grown in popularity over the last six years, despite early skepticism.
This is mostly because countries that have a hard time making it to the two main international championships tend to choose the play-off route. To round up the roster for this summer’s Euro 2024 in Germany, 12 countries will face off next month.
The Nations League is going above and above in its mission to spice up the international schedule. When there aren’t any World Cups or European Championships, there aren’t as many pointless friendlies to fill the void.
Which teams will UK countries face?
Paris played host to Thursday’s UEFA Nations League draw, which determined the league stage of the competition’s fourth iteration in 2024-25. One of the main favorites, England will play the Republic of Ireland as a result of the draw.
The Three Lions are now in League B after their demotion from the Nations League’s top flight. They have a winless 2022 campaign to blame for that in which they finished last in their group, behind only Italy, Hungary, and Germany.
Greece, Ireland, and Finland make up Group B2, where Gareth Southgate’s squad will compete. The three international breaks later this year—in September, October, and November—will allow for the six matches to take place.
At first, the draw included Kazakhstan in the group, but they were later taken out because of travel restrictions. Greece was then added to complete the four.
England will earn promotion if they finish first in their group; if they finish second, they will have to play off against one of the teams that finished third in League A. If they finish third in Group B2, they will play in a relegation play-off. However, if they end up last, they will go down straight to League C.
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Author : Martina Alcheva
Publish date : 2024-02-11 14:00:00
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