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Nations League set to expand with new knockout round from 2024/25

Quarter-finals and promotion/relegation play-offs will be introduced for the next edition of the competition.

The UEFA Nations League is set to expand from September 2024
The UEFA Nations League is set to expand from September 2024 AFP via Getty Images

Starting with the 2024/25 edition, the UEFA Nations League will be expanded with the addition of a new knockout round to be played in March, thereby creating a continuum between the group stage ending in November and the finals played in June.

League A group winners and runners-up will participate in home-and-away quarter-finals, with the winners of these ties qualifying for the Final Four.

The third-ranked teams from League A and the runners-up from League B, as well as the third-ranked teams from League B and the runners-up from League C, will play home-and-away promotion/relegation play-offs.

The expansion of the UEFA Nations League into the International Match Calendar window of March will only concern a selected number of teams and the remaining teams will already be available to start their European Qualifiers.