What is the UEFA Nations League?
Now into its third edition, the UEFA Nations League has been guaranteeing competitive matches for every European national team by replacing meaningless friendlies.
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The UEFA Nations League is now into its third edition, successfully fulfilling its mission to minimise meaningless friendlies and give nations competitive encounters with equally-ranked teams.
Teams from the 55 European associations compete in a league structure which was adjusted after the first edition to comprise 16 teams in Leagues A, B and C and seven teams in League D. The four group winners of the top-ranked League A qualify for the UEFA Nations League Finals, which is hosted by one of the quartet.
The group winners in Leagues B, C and D gain promotion. Those who finish bottom of the groups in Leagues A and B are relegated. Two League C teams are relegated to League D. Those two teams are determined by play-outs (home and away) between the four fourth-ranked teams from each League C group.
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