2018–19 UEFA Nations League

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2018–19 UEFA Nations League
Tournament details
Dates 6 September – 20 November 2018 (group stage)
5–9 June 2019 (Nations League Finals)
Teams 55 (from 1 confederation)

The 2018–19 UEFA Nations League will be the inaugural season of the UEFA Nations League, a planned international association football competition involving the men's national teams of the 55 member associations of UEFA.[1] The competition, which will be held from September to November 2018 (group stage) and June 2019 (Nations League Finals), will also serve as part of the qualification process for UEFA Euro 2020, awarding berths in the play-offs which will decide four of the twenty-four final tournament slots.

Format[edit]

The format and schedule of the UEFA Nations League was formally approved by the UEFA Executive Committee on 4 December 2014.[2][3] According to the approved format,[1][4][5] the 55 UEFA national teams will be divided into four divisions (called "Leagues"):[4] 12 teams in League A, 12 teams in League B, 15 teams in League C, and 16 teams in League D.[4] For the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League, teams will be divided according to their UEFA national team coefficients after the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers (play-off results will not be included), with the highest-ranked teams playing in League A, etc.[6]

Each division will be divided into four groups of three or four teams, so each team will play four or six matches within their group (using the home-and-away round-robin format), on double matchdays in September, October and November 2018.

In the top division League A, teams will compete to become the UEFA Nations League champions. The four group winners of League A will qualify for the Nations League Finals in June 2019, which will be played in a knockout format, consisting of the semi-finals, third place play-off, and final. The semi-final pairings, along with the administrative home teams for the third place play-off and final, are determined by means of a draw. The host country will be selected among the four qualified teams in December 2018,[7] with the winners of the final crowned as the Nations League champions.

Teams will also compete for promotion and relegation to a higher or lower division. In each division, the four group winners (except League A) will be promoted, while the last-placed teams of each group (except League D) will be relegated; however, in League C, due to different sized groups, the three fourth-placed teams and the lowest-ranking third-placed team will be relegated.

Tiebreakers for group ranking[edit]

If two or more teams in the same group are equal on points on completion of the league phase, the following tie-breaking criteria are applied:[6]

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the matches played among the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference in matches played among the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the matches played among the teams in question;
  4. Higher number of goals scored away from home in the matches played among the teams in question;
  5. If, after having applied criteria 1 to 4, teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 4 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings.[note 1] If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 6 to 10 apply;
  6. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  7. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  8. Higher number of away goals scored in all group matches;
  9. Higher number of wins in all group matches;
  10. Higher number of away wins in all group matches;
  11. Fair play conduct in all group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card);
  12. Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system;[note 2]

To determine the worst third-placed team in League C, the results against the teams in fourth place are discarded. The following criteria are applied:

  1. Higher number of points;
  2. Superior goal difference;
  3. Higher number of goals scored;
  4. Higher number of goals scored away from home;
  5. Higher number of wins;
  6. Higher number of wins away from home;
  7. Fair play conduct in all group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card);
  8. Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system;[note 2]

Criteria for league ranking[edit]

Individual league rankings are established according to the following criteria:[6]

  1. Position in the group;
  2. Higher number of points;
  3. Superior goal difference;
  4. Higher number of goals scored;
  5. Higher number of goals scored away from home;
  6. Higher number of wins;
  7. Higher number of wins away from home;
  8. Fair play conduct in all group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card);
  9. Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system;[note 2]

In order to rank teams in leagues composed of different sized groups, the following procedure applies:[6]

  1. The results against fourth-placed teams are not taken into account for the purposes of comparing teams placed first, second and third in their respective groups.
  2. All results are taken into account for the purposes of comparing teams placed fourth in their respective groups.

The results of the Nations League Finals are impacted on the Nations League A rankings as follows:[6]

  1. The winner is ranked 1st;
  2. The runner-up is ranked 2nd;
  3. The third-placed team is ranked 3rd;
  4. The fourth-placed team is ranked 4th;

Criteria for overall ranking[edit]

For the purposes of the European Championship qualifying group stage draw and the European qualifying play-offs, overall UEFA Nations League rankings are established as follows:[6]

  1. The 12 League A teams are ranked 1st to 12th according to their league rankings.
  2. The 12 League B teams are ranked 13th to 24th according to their league rankings.
  3. The 15 League C teams are ranked 25th to 39th according to their league rankings.
  4. The 16 League D teams are ranked 40th to 55th according to their league rankings.

UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying[edit]

The 2018–19 UEFA Nations League will be linked with UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying, providing teams another chance to qualify for UEFA Euro 2020.

The main qualifying process will now begin in March 2019 instead of immediately in September 2018 following the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and will end in November 2019. The format will remain largely the same, although only 20 of the 24 spots for the finals tournament will be decided from the main qualifying process, leaving four spots still to be decided. The 55 teams will be drawn into 10 groups after the completion of the UEFA Nations League (five groups of five teams and five groups of six teams, with the four UEFA Nations League Finals participants guaranteed to be drawn into groups of five teams), with the top two teams in each group qualifying.[2][3] The draw seeding will be based on the overall rankings of the Nations League.[6] The qualifiers will be played on double matchdays in March, June, September, October and November 2019.[4]

A total of 16 teams will participate in the play-offs, taking place in March 2020, offering a second chance to qualify for UEFA Euro 2020. The 16 teams will be selected based off their performance in the UEFA Nations League. The 16 teams will be divided into four paths, each containing four teams, with one team from each path qualifying for the final tournament. Each league will have its own play-off path if at least four teams are available. The Nations League group winners will automatically qualify for the play-off path of their league. If the group winners have already qualified through the classic qualifying group stage, they will be replaced by the next best ranked teams in the same league. However, if there are not enough teams in the same league, then the group winners will be replaced by the next best team in the overall ranking, but group winners cannot face teams from a higher league.

A bottom up process from League D to A is used to select the 16 teams which will compete in the playoffs. First, all available group winners are selected. Then, if a group winner has already qualified, they will be replaced by the next best team in the same league. If there are not enough teams in a given league, then if there is a group winner, the best ranked team of a lower league will be selected. If there is no group winner available in the league, then the best team in the overall ranking will be selected.

A bottom up process from League D to A is also used to form the four play-off paths. A path is formed with four teams from the same league. If there are more than four teams qualified for the play-offs in a given league, then a draw will occur to determine which teams will participate in the play-off path of that league. The remaining teams will be drawn into paths with teams of higher leagues. This process ensures that the group winners do not have to compete with teams from a higher league. A draw will take place on 22 November 2019 to allocate the teams which did not win their group.

Each play-off path will feature two single-leg semi-finals, and one single-leg final. The best-ranked team will host the fourth-ranked team, and the second-ranked team will host the third-ranked team. The host of the final will be decided by a draw, with semi-final winner 1 or 2 hosting the final. The four play-off path winners will join the 20 teams which have already qualified for UEFA Euro 2020.[2][3]

Schedule[edit]

Below is the schedule of the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League.[6]

Stage Round Dates
League phase Matchday 1 6–8 September 2018
Matchday 2 9–11 September 2018
Matchday 3 11–13 October 2018
Matchday 4 14–16 October 2018
Matchday 5 15–17 November 2018
Matchday 6 18–20 November 2018
Finals Semi-finals 5–6 June 2019
Third place play-off 9 June 2019
Final

Seeding[edit]

Map showing the divisions each national team will participate in.
  Team will participate in League A
  Team will participate in League B
  Team will participate in League C
  Team will participate in League D

All 55 UEFA national teams are eligible to compete in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League. The 55 members at the time would be divided into the four "Leagues" (12 teams in League A, 12 teams in League B, 15 teams in League C, and 16 teams in League D) according to their UEFA national team coefficients after the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers (not including the play-offs), with the highest-ranked teams playing in League A, etc.[4][8][9]

League A
Team Coeff Rank
 Germany 40,747 1
 Portugal 38,655 2
 Belgium 38,123 3
 Spain 37,311 4
 France 36,617 5
 England 36,231 6
  Switzerland 34,986 7
 Italy 34,426 8
 Poland 32,982 9
 Iceland 31,155 10
 Croatia 31,139 11
 Netherlands 29,866 12
League B
Team Coeff Rank
 Austria 29,418 13
 Wales 29,269 14
 Russia 29,258 15
 Slovakia 28,555 16
 Sweden 28,487 17
 Ukraine 28,286 18
 Republic of Ireland 28,249 19
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 28,200 20
 Northern Ireland 27,127 21
 Denmark 27,052 22
 Czech Republic 27,028 23
 Turkey 26,538 24
League C
Team Coeff Rank
 Hungary 26,486 25
 Romania 26,057 26
 Scotland 25,662 27
 Slovenia 25,148 28
 Greece 24,931 29
 Serbia 24,847 30
 Albania 24,430 31
 Norway 24,208 32
 Montenegro 23,912 33
 Israel 22,792 34
 Bulgaria 22,091 35
 Finland 20,501 36
 Cyprus 19,491 37
 Estonia 19,441 38
 Lithuania 18,101 39
League D
Team Coeff Rank
 Azerbaijan 17,761 40
 Macedonia 17,071 41
 Belarus 16,868 42
 Georgia 16,523 43
 Armenia 15,846 44
 Latvia 15,821 45
 Faroe Islands 15,490 46
 Luxembourg 14,231 47
 Kazakhstan 13,431 48
 Moldova 13,130 49
 Liechtenstein 10,950 50
 Malta 10,870 51
 Andorra 10,240 52
 Kosovo 9,950 53
 San Marino 8,190 54
 Gibraltar 7,550 55

The draw for the group stage is scheduled to take place at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland on 24 January 2018.[10] For political reasons, Armenia and Azerbaijan (due to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict), as well as Russia and Ukraine (due to the Russian military intervention in Ukraine), cannot be drawn in the same group.

League A[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Nations League Finals TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Nations League B TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Nations League Finals TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Nations League B TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA

Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Nations League Finals TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Nations League B TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA

Group 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Nations League Finals TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Nations League B TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA

Nations League Finals[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finals Final
 
           
 
5 June 2019
 
 
Winners Group 1/2/3/4
 
9 June 2019
 
Winners Group 1/2/3/4
 
Winners semi-final 1
 
6 June 2019
 
Winners semi-final 2
 
Winners Group 1/2/3/4
 
 
Winners Group 1/2/3/4
 
Third place play-off
 
 
9 June 2019
 
 
Losers semi-final 1
 
 
Losers semi-final 2

Semi-finals[edit]

5 June 2019 (2019-06-05)
TBD v TBD

6 June 2019 (2019-06-06)
TBD v TBD

Third place play-off[edit]

9 June 2019 (2019-06-09)
TBD v TBD

Final[edit]

9 June 2019 (2019-06-09)
TBD v TBD

League B[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to Nations League A TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Nations League C TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to Nations League A TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Nations League C TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA

Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to Nations League A TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Nations League C TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA

Group 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to Nations League A TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Nations League C TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA

League C[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to Nations League B TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible relegation to Nations League D[a] TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ The lowest ranked third-placed team of Nations League C will be relegated to Nations League D.

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation TBD TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to Nations League B TBD TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible relegation to Nations League D[a] TBD TBD TBD
4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Nations League D TBD TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ The lowest ranked third-placed team of Nations League C will be relegated to Nations League D.

Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation TBD TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to Nations League B TBD TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible relegation to Nations League D[a] TBD TBD TBD
4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Nations League D TBD TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ The lowest ranked third-placed team of Nations League C will be relegated to Nations League D.

Group 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation TBD TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to Nations League B TBD TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible relegation to Nations League D[a] TBD TBD TBD
4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Nations League D TBD TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA
Notes:
  1. ^ The lowest ranked third-placed team of Nations League C will be relegated to Nations League D.

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
1 C1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 C2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 C3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 C4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Nations League D
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Counting only matches against teams ranked first and second in the group, 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Wins; 6) Away wins; 7) Fair play points; 8) UEFA national team coefficient.

League D[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion TBD TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to Nations League C TBD TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion TBD TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to Nations League C TBD TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA

Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion TBD TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to Nations League C TBD TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA

Group 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion TBD TBD TBD TBD
1 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to Nations League C TBD TBD TBD
2 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
3 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
4 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
First match(es) will be played on September 2018. Source: UEFA

Overall ranking[edit]

League A League B
Rnk Team Pld Pts
1 Finals 1st place 0 0
2 Finals 2nd place 0 0
3 Finals 3rd place 0 0
4 Finals 4th place 0 0
5 1st best group 2nd place 0 0
6 2nd best group 2nd place 0 0
7 3rd best group 2nd place 0 0
8 4th best group 2nd place 0 0
9 1st best group 3rd place 0 0
10 2nd best group 3rd place 0 0
11 3rd best group 3rd place 0 0
12 4th best group 3rd place 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 6 September 2018.
Source: UEFA
Rnk Team Pld Pts
13 1st best group 1st place 0 0
14 2nd best group 1st place 0 0
15 3rd best group 1st place 0 0
16 4th best group 1st place 0 0
17 1st best group 2nd place 0 0
18 2nd best group 2nd place 0 0
19 3rd best group 2nd place 0 0
20 4th best group 2nd place 0 0
21 1st best group 3rd place 0 0
22 2nd best group 3rd place 0 0
23 3rd best group 3rd place 0 0
24 4th best group 3rd place 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 6 September 2018.
Source: UEFA
League C League D
Rnk Team Pld Pts
25 1st best group 1st place 0 0
26 2nd best group 1st place 0 0
27 3rd best group 1st place 0 0
28 4th best group 1st place 0 0
29 1st best group 2nd place 0 0
30 2nd best group 2nd place 0 0
31 3rd best group 2nd place 0 0
32 4th best group 2nd place 0 0
33 1st best group 3rd place 0 0
34 2nd best group 3rd place 0 0
35 3rd best group 3rd place 0 0
36 4th best group 3rd place 0 0
37 1st best group 4th place 0 0
38 2nd best group 4th place 0 0
39 3rd best group 4th place 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 6 September 2018.
Source: UEFA
Rnk Team Pld Pts
40 1st best group 1st place 0 0
41 2nd best group 1st place 0 0
42 3rd best group 1st place 0 0
43 4th best group 1st place 0 0
44 1st best group 2nd place 0 0
45 2nd best group 2nd place 0 0
46 3rd best group 2nd place 0 0
47 4th best group 2nd place 0 0
48 1st best group 3rd place 0 0
49 2nd best group 3rd place 0 0
50 3rd best group 3rd place 0 0
51 4th best group 3rd place 0 0
52 1st best group 4th place 0 0
53 2nd best group 4th place 0 0
54 3rd best group 4th place 0 0
55 4th best group 4th place 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 6 September 2018.
Source: UEFA

Qualifying play-offs[edit]

Teams which fail in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying group stage may still qualify for the final tournament via the play-offs. Each league in the UEFA Nations League will be allocated one of the four remaining UEFA Euro 2020 places. Four teams from each league which have not already qualified for the European Championship finals will compete in the play-offs of their league, to be played in March 2020. The play-off berths will be first allocated to each group winner, and if any of the group winners have already qualified for the European Championship finals, then to the next best ranked team of the division, etc.

Path A Path B
Rank Team Type
1st best Group winners
2nd best Group winners
3rd best Group winners
4th best Group winners
Rank Team Type
1st best Group winners
2nd best Group winners
3rd best Group winners
4th best Group winners
Path C Path D
Rank Team Type
1st best Group winners
2nd best Group winners
3rd best Group winners
4th best Group winners
Rank Team Type
1st best Group winners
2nd best Group winners
3rd best Group winners
4th best Group winners

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ When there are two or more teams tied in points, criteria 1 to 4 are applied. After these criteria are applied, they may define the position of some of the teams involved, but not all of them. For example, if there is a three-way tie on points, the application of the first four criteria may only break the tie for one of the teams, leaving the other two teams still tied. In this case, the tiebreaking procedure is resumed, from the beginning, for those teams that are still tied.
  2. ^ a b c If two or more associations have the same reference period coefficient, the following criteria are applied to the most recent half cycle:[6]
    1. Coefficient;
    2. Average goal difference;
    3. Average number of goals scored;
    4. Average number of away goals scored;
    5. Average fair play conduct (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card);
    6. Drawing of lots;

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