2018–19 UEFA Nations League D

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2018–19 UEFA Nations League D
Tournament details
Dates 6 September – 20 November 2018
Teams 16
Promoted  Georgia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 76 (2.38 per match)
Attendance 155,549 (4,861 per match)
Top scorer(s) Luxembourg Danel Sinani
Republic of Macedonia Ezgjan Alioski
(3 goals each)
All statistics correct as of 16 October 2018.

The 2018–19 UEFA Nations League D is the fourth and lowest division of the 2018–19 edition of the UEFA Nations League, the inaugural season of the international football competition involving the men's national teams of the 55 member associations of UEFA.[1]

Format[edit]

League D will consist of the lowest 16 UEFA members ranked from 40–55, to be split into four groups of four. The winners of each group will be promoted to the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League C.[2]

In addition, League D will be allocated one of the four remaining UEFA Euro 2020 places. Four teams from League D which have not already qualified for the European Championship finals will compete in the play-offs for each division, to be played in March 2020. The play-off berths will be first allocated to the group winners, 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. If there are fewer than four teams in League D which have not already qualified for the European Championship finals, and League D has no group winner available, the best team in the overall ranking will be selected. The play-offs will consist of two "one-off" semi-finals (best-ranked team vs. fourth best-ranked team and second best-ranked team vs. third best-ranked team, played at home of higher-ranked teams) and one "one-off" final between the two semi-final winners (venue drawn in advance between semi-final 1 and 2).[3][4]

Seeding[edit]

Teams will be allocated to League D according to their UEFA national team coefficients after the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying group stage on 11 October 2017. Teams will be split into four pots of four teams, ordered based on their UEFA national team coefficient.[5][6] The seeding pots for the draw were announced on 7 December 2017.[7]

Pot 1
Team Coeff Rank
 Azerbaijan 17,761 40
 Macedonia 17,071 41
 Belarus 16,868 42
 Georgia 16,523 43
Pot 2
Team Coeff Rank
 Armenia 15,846 44
 Latvia 15,821 45
 Faroe Islands 15,490 46
 Luxembourg 14,231 47
Pot 3
Team Coeff Rank
 Kazakhstan 13,431 48
 Moldova 13,130 49
 Liechtenstein 10,950 50
 Malta 10,870 51
Pot 4
Team Coeff Rank
 Andorra 10,240 52
 Kosovo 9,950 53
 San Marino 8,190 54
 Gibraltar 7,550 55

The group draw took place at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland on 24 January 2018, 12:00 CET.[8][9][10][11][12] For political reasons, Armenia and Azerbaijan could not be drawn into the same group (due to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict). Due to excessive travel restrictions, any group could only contain a maximum of one of the following pairs: Andorra and Kazakhstan, Faroe Islands and Kazakhstan, Gibraltar and Kazakhstan, Gibraltar and Azerbaijan.[13]

Groups[edit]

The fixture list was confirmed by UEFA on 24 January 2018 following the draw.[14][15]

Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion Georgia (country) Kazakhstan Latvia Andorra
1  Georgia (P) 4 4 0 0 9 0 +9 12 Promotion to League C 19 Nov 1–0 3–0
2  Kazakhstan 4 1 2 1 6 4 +2 5 0–2 15 Nov 4–0
3  Latvia 4 0 2 2 1 5 −4 2 0–3 1–1 0–0
4  Andorra 4 0 2 2 1 8 −7 2 16 Nov 1–1 19 Nov
Updated to match(es) played on 16 October 2018. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(P) Promoted.
Kazakhstan 0–2 Georgia
Report
Attendance: 28,736[16]
Latvia 0–0 Andorra
Report

Georgia 1–0 Latvia
Report
Andorra 1–1 Kazakhstan
Report

Georgia 3–0 Andorra
Report
Latvia 1–1 Kazakhstan
Report

Kazakhstan 4–0 Andorra
Report
Latvia 0–3 Georgia
Report

Kazakhstan v Latvia
Report
Andorra v Georgia
Report

Andorra v Latvia
Report
Georgia v Kazakhstan
Report

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion Luxembourg Belarus Moldova San Marino
1  Luxembourg 4 3 0 1 10 1 +9 9 Promotion to League C 15 Nov 4–0 3–0
2  Belarus 4 2 2 0 6 0 +6 8 1–0 0–0 5–0
3  Moldova 4 1 2 1 2 4 −2 5 18 Nov 0–0 2–0
4  San Marino 4 0 0 4 0 13 −13 0 0–3 18 Nov 15 Nov
Updated to match(es) played on 15 October 2018. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Belarus 5–0 San Marino
Report
Luxembourg 4–0 Moldova
Report

San Marino 0–3 Luxembourg
Report
Moldova 0–0 Belarus
Report
Attendance: 4,942[23]
Referee: Mario Zebec (Croatia)

Belarus 1–0 Luxembourg
Report
Moldova 2–0 San Marino
Report

Belarus 0–0 Moldova
Report
Luxembourg 3–0 San Marino
Report

San Marino v Moldova
Report
Luxembourg v Belarus
Report

Moldova v Luxembourg
Report
San Marino v Belarus
Report

Group 3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion Kosovo Azerbaijan Faroe Islands Malta
1  Kosovo 4 2 2 0 6 2 +4 8 Promotion to League C 20 Nov 2–0 3–1
2  Azerbaijan 4 1 3 0 5 2 +3 6 0–0 17 Nov 1–1
3  Faroe Islands 4 1 1 2 4 7 −3 4 1–1 0–3 3–1
4  Malta 4 0 2 2 4 8 −4 2 17 Nov 1–1 20 Nov
Updated to match(es) played on 14 October 2018. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Azerbaijan 0–0 Kosovo
Report
Attendance: 19,500[24]
Faroe Islands 3–1 Malta
Report

Kosovo 2–0 Faroe Islands
Report
Malta 1–1 Azerbaijan
Report

Faroe Islands 0–3 Azerbaijan
Report
Kosovo 3–1 Malta
Report

Azerbaijan 1–1 Malta
Report
Faroe Islands 1–1 Kosovo
Report

Azerbaijan v Faroe Islands
Report
Malta v Kosovo
Report

Kosovo v Azerbaijan
Report
Malta v Faroe Islands
Report

Group 4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion Republic of Macedonia Gibraltar Armenia Liechtenstein
1  Macedonia 4 3 0 1 8 5 +3 9 Promotion to League C 19 Nov 2–0 4–1
2  Gibraltar 4 2 0 2 3 5 −2 6[a] 0–2 16 Nov 2–1
3  Armenia 4 2 0 2 6 4 +2 6[a] 4–0 0–1 2–1
4  Liechtenstein 4 1 0 3 5 8 −3 3 16 Nov 2–0 19 Nov
Updated to match(es) played on 16 October 2018. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Gibraltar 3, Armenia 0.
Armenia 2–1 Liechtenstein
Report
Gibraltar 0–2 Macedonia
Report
Attendance: 1,850[29]
Referee: Jens Maae (Denmark)

Macedonia 2–0 Armenia
Report
Liechtenstein 2–0 Gibraltar
Report
Attendance: 1,110[31]

Armenia 0–1 Gibraltar
Report
Macedonia 4–1 Liechtenstein
Report

Armenia 4–0 Macedonia
Report
Gibraltar 2–1 Liechtenstein
Report

Gibraltar v Armenia
Report
Liechtenstein v Macedonia
Report

Macedonia v Gibraltar
Report
Liechtenstein v Armenia
Report

Goalscorers[edit]

There have been 76 goals scored in 32 matches, for an average of 2.38 goals per match.

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Overall ranking[edit]

The 16 League D teams will be ranked 40th to 55th overall in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League according to the following rules:[2]

  • The teams finishing first in the groups will be ranked 40th to 43rd according to the results of the league phase.
  • The teams finishing second in the groups will be ranked 44th to 47th according to the results of the league phase.
  • The teams finishing third in the groups will be ranked 48th to 51st according to the results of the league phase.
  • The teams finishing fourth in the groups will be ranked 52nd to 55th according to the results of the league phase.
Rnk Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
40 D1  Georgia 4 4 0 0 9 0 +9 12
41 D2  Luxembourg 4 3 0 1 10 1 +9 9
42 D4  Macedonia 4 3 0 1 8 5 +3 9
43 D3  Kosovo 4 2 2 0 6 2 +4 8
44 D2  Belarus 4 2 2 0 6 0 +6 8
45 D3  Azerbaijan 4 1 3 0 5 2 +3 6
46 D4  Gibraltar 4 2 0 2 3 5 −2 6
47 D1  Kazakhstan 4 1 2 1 6 4 +2 5
48 D4  Armenia 4 2 0 2 6 4 +2 6
49 D2  Moldova 4 1 2 1 2 4 −2 5
50 D3  Faroe Islands 4 1 1 2 4 7 −3 4
51 D1  Latvia 4 0 2 2 1 5 −4 2
52 D4  Liechtenstein 4 1 0 3 5 8 −3 3
53 D3  Malta 4 0 2 2 4 8 −4 2
54 D1  Andorra 4 0 2 2 1 8 −7 2
55 D2  San Marino 4 0 0 4 0 13 −13 0
Updated to match(es) played on 16 October 2018. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Ranking criteria

Prize money[edit]

The prize money to be distributed was announced in March 2018.[32] Each team in League D will receive a solidarity fee of €500,000. In addition, the four group winners will receive double this amount with a €500,000 bonus fee. This means that the maximum amount of solidarity and bonus fees for a team from League D is €1 million.

Qualifying play-offs[edit]

The four best teams in League D according to the overall ranking that have not qualified for UEFA Euro 2020 through the qualifying group stage will compete in the play-offs, with the winners qualifying for the final tournament. If there are fewer than four teams in League D that have not qualified, the remaining slots are allocated to teams from another league, according to the overall ranking.

Teams guaranteed at least play-offs
(may still qualify directly)
Team Type
 Georgia Group winners
Group winners
Group winners
Group winners

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches in November 2018, and CEST (UTC+2) for all other matches.

References[edit]

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