2020–21 UEFA Nations League

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2020–21 UEFA Nations League
Tournament details
DatesLeague phase:
3 September – 18 November 2020
Nations League Finals:
September or October 2021
Relegation play-outs:
24–29 March 2022
Teams55

The 2020–21 UEFA Nations League will be the second season of the UEFA Nations League, an international association football competition involving the men's national teams of the 55 member associations of UEFA.[1] The competition will be held from September to November 2020 (league phase), September or October 2021 (Nations League Finals) and March 2022 (relegation play-outs).[2] The defending champions are Portugal.

Format[edit]

On 24 September 2019, UEFA announced that a revised format would be used for the 2020–21 edition, the second season of the competition.[3] The 55 UEFA national teams were divided into four leagues, with Leagues A, B and C featuring 16 teams each, divided into four groups of four teams. League D will feature 7 teams divided into two groups, with one containing four teams and the other containing three. The teams were allocated to leagues based on the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League overall ranking. Each team will now play six matches within their group, except for one group in League D that will play four, using the home-and-away round-robin format on double matchdays in September, October and November 2020. This format ensures that for almost all groups, teams in the same group play their last matches at the same time. It also increases the number of total league phase matches from 138 to 162, and minimises the number of friendly matches.[4][5]

In the top division, League A, teams compete to become the UEFA Nations League champions. The four group winners of League A qualify for the Nations League Finals, which is played in a knockout format consisting of the semi-finals, third place play-off, and final. The semi-final pairings will be determined by means of an open draw. The host country will be selected among the four qualified teams by the UEFA Executive Committee, with the winners of the final crowned as the Nations League champions. The video assistant referee (VAR) system will be used in the Nations League Finals.[6]

Teams also compete for promotion and relegation to a higher or lower league. In Leagues B, C and D, the group winners are promoted, while the last-placed teams of each group in Leagues A and B are relegated. As League C has four groups while League D has only two, the two League C teams that are to be relegated will be determined by play-outs in March 2022. Based on the Nations League overall ranking of the fourth-placed teams, the first-ranked team will face the fourth-ranked team, and the second-ranked team will face the third-ranked team. Two ties will be played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home (the higher-ranked team will host the second leg). The team that scores more goals on aggregate over the two legs will remain in League C, while the loser will be relegated to League D. If the aggregate score is level, the away goals rule is applied, with extra time played if away goals are also equal. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, with a penalty shoot-out used to decide the winner if no goals are scored during extra time.[2]

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:[2]

  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.[a] 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. Lower disciplinary points total 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 2020–21 UEFA Nations League access list.

Notes

  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.

Criteria for league ranking[edit]

Individual league rankings are established according to the following criteria:[2]

  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. Lower disciplinary points total (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 2020–21 UEFA Nations League access list.

In order to rank teams in League D, which is composed of different sized groups, the results against the fourth-placed team in Group D1 are not taken into account for the purposes of comparing teams placed first, second and third in their respective groups.[2]

The ranking of the top 4 teams in League A are determined by their finish in the Nations League Finals:[2]

  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]

The overall UEFA Nations League rankings are established as follows:[2]

  1. The 16 League A teams are ranked 1st to 16th according to their league rankings.
  2. The 16 League B teams are ranked 17th to 32nd according to their league rankings.
  3. The 16 League C teams are ranked 33rd to 48th according to their league rankings.
  4. The 7 League D teams are ranked 49th to 55th according to their league rankings.

2022 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

The Nations League will be partially linked with European qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with the format confirmed by the UEFA Executive Committee during their meeting in Nyon, Switzerland on 4 December 2019.[7][8] The qualifying structure will depend on results from the Nations League, although to a lesser degree than the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs. The ten group winners after the first round (group stage) will qualify directly for the World Cup. Then, the second round (play-offs) will be contested by the ten group runners-up, along with the best two Nations League group winners, based on the Nations League overall ranking, that finished outside the top two of their qualifying group.[9] The play-offs will be split into three play-off paths, played in two single-match knockout rounds (semi-finals and finals, with the home teams to be drawn), from which an additional three teams will also qualify.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Below is the schedule of the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League.[10][2]

The Nations League Finals, originally scheduled for 2–6 June 2021, will be moved to September or October 2021 following the rescheduling of UEFA Euro 2020 to June and July 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[11][12] The scheduling of the league phase was reviewed by the UEFA Executive Committee during their meeting on 17 June 2020.[13] At the meeting, UEFA decided to adjust the match schedule for October and November 2020 in order for an additional match to be played in each window.[14] This allows for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs, along with the postponed March 2020 international friendlies, to be played on 7–8 October and 11–12 November 2020.[15] The changes to the International Match Calendar for October and November 2020 were approved by the FIFA Council on 25 June 2020.[16]

Stage Round Dates
League phase Matchday 1 3–5 September 2020
Matchday 2 6–8 September 2020
Matchday 3 10–11 October 2020
Matchday 4 13–14 October 2020
Matchday 5 14–15 November 2020
Matchday 6 17–18 November 2020
Finals Semi-finals September or October 2021
Third place play-off
Final
Relegation play-outs First leg 24–25 March 2022
Second leg 28–29 March 2022

The original fixture list was confirmed by UEFA on 3 March 2020 following the draw.[17] However, due to the change of the league phase calendar, a revised schedule for the October and November 2020 fixtures was released by UEFA on 26 June 2020.[18][19]

The relegation play-outs of League C are scheduled on the same dates as the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying play-offs. If one or more of the teams due to participate in the relegation play-outs also qualifies for the World Cup qualifying play-offs, the relegation play-outs will be cancelled and the teams in League C ranked 47th and 48th in the Nations League overall ranking will be automatically relegated.[2]

Seeding[edit]

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

All 55 UEFA national teams will enter the competition. Due to the format change of the competition, no teams were actually relegated from the 2018–19 season. In addition to the group winners, the second-placed teams in Leagues C and D, along with the best-ranked third-placed team of League D, were also promoted.[10]

In the 2020–21 access list, UEFA ranked teams based on the 2018–19 Nations League overall ranking, with a slight modification: teams that were originally relegated in the previous season were ranked immediately below teams promoted prior to the format change.[20] The seeding pots for the league phase were based on the access list ranking.[2] The seeding pots, draw procedure and fixture list procedures were confirmed by the UEFA Executive Committee during their meeting in Nyon, Switzerland on 4 December 2019.[7][21]

Key
Rise Originally promoted in previous season (prior to format change)
dagger Originally relegated in previous season (spared after format change)
Rise* Promoted after format change
League A
Pot Team Prv Rank
1  Portugal (title holders) 1
 Netherlands 2
 England 3
  Switzerland 4
2  Belgium 5
 France 6
 Spain 7
 Italy 8
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina Rise 9
 Ukraine Rise 10
 Denmark Rise 11
 Sweden Rise 12
4  Croatia dagger 13
 Poland dagger 14
 Germany dagger 15
 Iceland dagger 16
League B
Pot Team Prv Rank
1  Russia 17
 Austria 18
 Wales 19
 Czech Republic 20
2  Scotland Rise 21
 Norway Rise 22
 Serbia Rise 23
 Finland Rise 24
3  Slovakia dagger 25
 Turkey dagger 26
 Republic of Ireland dagger 27
 Northern Ireland dagger 28
4  Bulgaria Rise* 29
 Israel Rise* 30
 Hungary Rise* 31
 Romania Rise* 32
League C
Pot Team Prv Rank
1  Greece 33
 Albania 34
 Montenegro 35
 Georgia Rise 36
2  North Macedonia Rise 37
 Kosovo Rise 38
 Belarus Rise 39
 Cyprus dagger 40
3  Estonia dagger 41
 Slovenia dagger 42
 Lithuania dagger 43
 Luxembourg Rise* 44
4  Armenia Rise* 45
 Azerbaijan Rise* 46
 Kazakhstan Rise* 47
 Moldova Rise* 48
League D
Pot Team Rank
1  Gibraltar 49
 Faroe Islands 50
 Latvia 51
 Liechtenstein 52
2  Andorra 53
 Malta 54
 San Marino 55

The draw for the league phase took place at the Beurs van Berlage Conference Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 3 March 2020, 18:00 CET.[22][23][24][25] While the draw typically has restrictions for prohibited clashes, winter venues and excessive travel, no conditions applied to the draw given the allocation of the teams to both leagues and pots.[21]

League A[edit]

Group A1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation Netherlands Italy Bosnia and Herzegovina Poland
1  Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Nations League Finals 7 Sep 15 Nov 4 Sep
2  Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 Oct 4 Sep 15 Nov
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 Oct 18 Nov 7 Sep
4  Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to League B 18 Nov 11 Oct 14 Oct
First match(es) will be played on 4 September 2020. Source: UEFA

Group A2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation England Belgium Denmark Iceland
1  England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Nations League Finals 11 Oct 14 Oct 18 Nov
2  Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 Nov 18 Nov 8 Sep
3  Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 Sep 5 Sep 15 Nov
4  Iceland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to League B 5 Sep 14 Oct 11 Oct
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2020. Source: UEFA

Group A3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation Portugal France Sweden Croatia
1  Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Nations League Finals 14 Nov 14 Oct 5 Sep
2  France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 Oct 17 Nov 8 Sep
3  Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 Sep 5 Sep 14 Nov
4  Croatia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to League B 17 Nov 14 Oct 11 Oct
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2020. Source: UEFA

Group A4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation Switzerland Spain Ukraine Germany
1   Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to Nations League Finals 14 Nov 17 Nov 6 Sep
2  Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 Oct 6 Sep 17 Nov
3  Ukraine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 Sep 13 Oct 10 Oct
4  Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to League B 13 Oct 3 Sep 14 Nov
First match(es) will be played on 3 September 2020. Source: UEFA

Nations League Finals[edit]

The host of the Nations League Finals will be selected from the four qualified teams. The semi-finals pairings will be determined by means of an open draw. For scheduling purposes, the host team is allocated to semi-final 1 as the administrative home team.

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
TBD
 
 
Winners Group 1/2/3/4 (host)
 
TBD
 
Winners Group 1/2/3/4
 
Winners Match 1
 
TBD
 
Winners Match 2
 
Winners Group 1/2/3/4
 
 
Winners Group 1/2/3/4
 
Third place play-off
 
 
TBD
 
 
Losers Match 1
 
 
Losers Match 2

Semi-finals[edit]

Winners Group 1/2/3/4 (host)Match 1Winners Group 1/2/3/4

Winners Group 1/2/3/4Match 2Winners Group 1/2/3/4

Third place play-off[edit]

Losers Match 1Match 3Losers Match 2

Final[edit]

Winners Match 1Match 4Winners Match 2

League B[edit]

Group B1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation Austria Norway Northern Ireland Romania
1  Austria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to League A 18 Nov 15 Nov 7 Sep
2  Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Sep 14 Oct 11 Oct
3  Northern Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 Oct 7 Sep 18 Nov
4  Romania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to League C 14 Oct 15 Nov 4 Sep
First match(es) will be played on 4 September 2020. Source: UEFA

Group B2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation Czech Republic Scotland Slovakia Israel
1  Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to League A 7 Sep 18 Nov 15 Nov
2  Scotland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 Oct 11 Oct 4 Sep
3  Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Sep 15 Nov 14 Oct
4  Israel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to League C 11 Oct 18 Nov 7 Sep
First match(es) will be played on 4 September 2020. Source: UEFA

Group B3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation Russia Serbia Turkey Hungary
1  Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to League A 3 Sep 11 Oct 14 Oct
2  Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 Nov 6 Sep 11 Oct
3  Turkey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 Nov 14 Oct 3 Sep
4  Hungary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to League C 6 Sep 15 Nov 18 Nov
First match(es) will be played on 3 September 2020. Source: UEFA

Group B4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation Wales Finland Republic of Ireland Bulgaria
1  Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to League A 18 Nov 15 Nov 6 Sep
2  Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 Sep 14 Oct 11 Oct
3  Republic of Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 Oct 6 Sep 18 Nov
4  Bulgaria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to League C 14 Oct 15 Nov 3 Sep
First match(es) will be played on 3 September 2020. Source: UEFA

League C[edit]

Group C1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification Montenegro Cyprus Luxembourg Azerbaijan
1  Montenegro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to League B 17 Nov 13 Oct 10 Oct
2  Cyprus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 Sep 14 Nov 8 Sep
3  Luxembourg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 Sep 10 Oct 17 Nov
4  Azerbaijan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to relegation play-outs 14 Nov 13 Oct 5 Sep
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2020. Source: UEFA

Group C2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification Georgia (country) North Macedonia Estonia Armenia
1  Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to League B 8 Sep 18 Nov 15 Nov
2  North Macedonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 Oct 15 Nov 5 Sep
3  Estonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 Sep 11 Oct 14 Oct
4  Armenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to relegation play-outs 11 Oct 18 Nov 8 Sep
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2020. Source: UEFA

Group C3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification Greece Kosovo Slovenia Moldova
1  Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to League B 14 Oct 18 Nov 11 Oct
2  Kosovo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Sep 11 Oct 18 Nov
3  Slovenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 Sep 15 Nov 6 Sep
4  Moldova 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to relegation play-outs 15 Nov 3 Sep 14 Oct
First match(es) will be played on 3 September 2020. Source: UEFA

Group C4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification Albania Belarus Lithuania Kazakhstan
1  Albania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to League B 18 Nov 7 Sep 15 Nov
2  Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Sep 15 Nov 14 Oct
3  Lithuania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 Oct 11 Oct 4 Sep
4  Kazakhstan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification to relegation play-outs 11 Oct 7 Sep 18 Nov
First match(es) will be played on 4 September 2020. Source: UEFA

Relegation play-outs[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
4th ranked fourth-placed team 1st ranked fourth-placed team 24–25 Mar '22 28–29 Mar '22
3rd ranked fourth-placed team 2nd ranked fourth-placed team 24–25 Mar '22 28–29 Mar '22

League D[edit]

Group D1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion Faroe Islands Latvia Andorra Malta
1  Faroe Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to League C 10 Oct 13 Oct 3 Sep
2  Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 Nov 3 Sep 13 Oct
3  Andorra 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Sep 17 Nov 10 Oct
4  Malta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 Nov 6 Sep 14 Nov
First match(es) will be played on 3 September 2020. Source: UEFA

Group D2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion Gibraltar Liechtenstein San Marino
1  Gibraltar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to League C 17 Nov 5 Sep
2  Liechtenstein 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 Oct 13 Oct
3  San Marino 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 Nov 8 Sep
First match(es) will be played on 5 September 2020. Source: UEFA

Overall ranking[edit]

The results of each team will be used to calculate the overall ranking of the competition.

League A League B
Rnk Team Pld Pts
1 Nations League Finals 1st place 0 0
2 Nations League Finals 2nd place 0 0
3 Nations League Finals 3rd place 0 0
4 Nations League 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
13 1st best group 4th place 0 0
14 2nd best group 4th place 0 0
15 3rd best group 4th place 0 0
16 4th best group 4th place 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 3 September 2020.
Source: UEFA
Rnk Team Pld Pts
17 1st best group 1st place 0 0
18 2nd best group 1st place 0 0
19 3rd best group 1st place 0 0
20 4th best group 1st place 0 0
21 1st best group 2nd place 0 0
22 2nd best group 2nd place 0 0
23 3rd best group 2nd place 0 0
24 4th best group 2nd place 0 0
25 1st best group 3rd place 0 0
26 2nd best group 3rd place 0 0
27 3rd best group 3rd place 0 0
28 4th best group 3rd place 0 0
29 1st best group 4th place 0 0
30 2nd best group 4th place 0 0
31 3rd best group 4th place 0 0
32 4th best group 4th place 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 3 September 2020.
Source: UEFA
League C League D
Rnk Team Pld Pts
33 1st best group 1st place 0 0
34 2nd best group 1st place 0 0
35 3rd best group 1st place 0 0
36 4th best group 1st place 0 0
37 1st best group 2nd place 0 0
38 2nd best group 2nd place 0 0
39 3rd best group 2nd place 0 0
40 4th best group 2nd place 0 0
41 1st best group 3rd place 0 0
42 2nd best group 3rd place 0 0
43 3rd best group 3rd place 0 0
44 4th best group 3rd place 0 0
45 1st best group 4th place 0 0
46 2nd best group 4th place 0 0
47 3rd best group 4th place 0 0
48 4th best group 4th place 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 3 September 2020.
Source: UEFA
Rnk Team Pld Pts
49 1st best group 1st place 0 0
50 2nd best group 1st place 0 0
51 1st best group 2nd place 0 0
52 2nd best group 2nd place 0 0
53 1st best group 3rd place 0 0
54 2nd best group 3rd place 0 0
55 Group D1 4th place 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 3 September 2020.
Source: UEFA

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