Nations League set to expand with new knockout round from 2024/25
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Quarter-finals and promotion/relegation play-offs will be introduced for the next edition of the competition.
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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.