The League of Nations is the international and official football competition organized by UEFA from the 2018/2019 season. They are intended for men’s senior national teams of 55 European national federations. All these representations have been divided into four divisions – A, B, C, and D. They play with each other in a circular system both at home and away. Each of these divisions is divided into groups. First, the games take place in these groups to later move to the next stage. The highest group will play for the title of UEFA Champions League champion, and the winners will play the matches in the Final Tournament, which will take place in every odd year.
In March 2020, the four highest-ranking teams in each division that did not qualify for European championships will get the wild card that will allow them to appear in the competition. They will be the last place among the tournament finalists. Matches will be played on the “match and rematch” basis, and after that the best teams will be selected. The host of the final match will be selected using a draw.
The weakest teams of group D – Luxembourg, Moldova, Faroe Islands, Malta, Andorra, Kosovo, San Marino, Kazakhstan, Gibraltar, Macedonia, Georgia, Lichtenstein, Armenia and Latvia – Azerbaijan have the chance to get a pass. Those who advance to the higher level in the division will be able to play in better teams, and the losers will fall to the lower league, which makes it harder for them to get to a higher place to play with better champions.
In 2018, the division into divisions and baskets looks as follows:
Division A: basket 1: Germany, Portugal, Belgium, And Spain. Basket 2: France, England, Switzerland, Italy. Basket 3: Poland, Iceland, Croatia, the Netherlands.
Division B: basket 1: Austria, Wales, Russia, And Slovakia. Basket 2: Sweden, Ukraine, Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Basket 3: Northern Ireland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Turkey.
Division C: basket 1: Hungary, Romania, Scotland, And Slovenia. Basket 2: Greece, Serbia, Albania, Norway. Basket 3: Montenegro, Israel, Bulgaria, Finland. Basket 4: Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania.
Division D: basket 1: Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Belarus, Georgia. Basket 2: Armenia, Latvia, Faeroe Islands, Luxembourg. Basket 3: Kazakhstan, Moldova, Liechtenstein, Malta. Basket 4: Andorra, Kosovo, San Marino, Gibraltar.
The draw of the first edition of the UEFA League was held on January 24 in Lausanne. The games will start in September 2018. Unforgettable experiences await us with undoubtedly countless surprises.