ENGLAND are in the top division of the new Uefa Nations League, but Wales have dropped into the second tier after defeat to Ireland.
League B contains Austria, Wales, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, the Republic of Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, Denmark, Czech Republic and Turkey.
The top 12 nations, based on the 2017 UEFA National Ranking, are in League A will be drawn into four groups of three and play each other home and away on the global dates in September, October and November next year.
There will still be dates in the calendar for the top nations to play worldwide friendlies, with Nations League games taking up four of the six available global match dates at the end of next year.
Following the group stages, the finals of this tournament will take place in June 2019 for the four top teams in League A.Читайте также: Trump gets a win in court on travel ban
Teams will be split into four groups of three and play on four of the six matchdays which are spread throughout September, October and November 2018.
The north Atlantic islanders, who became the smallest nation by population to qualify for the World Cup finals on Monday, have been placed in League A along with the likes of world champions Germany, European champions Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Italy, France and England.
The group winners in Leagues B, C and D will gain promotion and those who finish bottom of the groups in Leagues A, B and C will be relegated.
Group games will be followed by semi-finals involving the four group winners and a final to be played in June 2019. Instead that will be delayed, and start in March 2019 and end in November of that year - the qualifying draw does not take place until December 2018. The four group winners will be promoted to League B, with the four bottom sides relegated to League D for the 2020 edition.
The Euro 2020 qualification play-offs are set for March 2020 as mentioned above, and Euro 2020 itself, which will be played across the continent, will begin three months later.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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