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:
6–10 October 2021
Relegation play-outs:
24–29 March 2022
Teams55
Tournament statistics
Matches played160
Goals scored362 (2.26 per match)
Attendance102,538 (641 per match)
Top scorer(s)Norway Erling Haaland (6 goals)
All statistics correct as of 18 November 2020.

The 2020–21 UEFA Nations League is 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 is being held from September to November 2020 (league phase), October 2021 (Nations League Finals) and March 2022 (relegation play-outs).[2]

Portugal were the defending champions, having won the inaugural 2019 finals. However, they failed to qualify for the 2021 finals after finishing second in their group behind France.[3] None of the teams that had qualified for the previous UEFA Nations League Finals qualified for the 2021 event.

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.[4] 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 featured 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 now played six matches within their group, except for one group in League D that played four, using the home-and-away round-robin format on double matchdays in September, October and November 2020. This format ensured that for almost all groups, teams in the same group played their last matches at the same time. It also increased the number of total league phase matches from 138 to 162, and minimised the number of friendly matches.[5][6]

In the top division, League A, teams compete to become the UEFA Nations League champions. The four group winners of League A qualified 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. Host country Italy was 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.[7]

Teams also compete for promotion and relegation to a higher or lower league. In Leagues B, C and D, the group winners were promoted, while the last-placed teams of each group in Leagues A and B were relegated. As League C had four groups while League D had 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 were equal on points on completion of the league phase, the following tie-breaking criteria were 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 had an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 4 were reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings.[a] If this procedure did not lead to a decision, criteria 6 to 10 applied;
  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 were two or more teams tied in points, criteria 1 to 4 were applied. After these criteria were applied, they may have defined the position of some of the teams involved, but not all of them. For example, if there was a three-way tie on points, the application of the first four criteria may only have broken the tie for one of the teams, leaving the other two teams still tied. In this case, the tiebreaking procedure was resumed, from the beginning, for those teams that were still tied.

Criteria for league ranking[edit]

Individual league rankings were 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 was composed of different sized groups, the results against the fourth-placed team in Group D1 were 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 four teams in League A will be determined by their finish in the Nations League Finals (first to fourth).[2]

Criteria for overall ranking[edit]

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

  1. The 16 League A teams were ranked 1st to 16th according to their league rankings.
  2. The 16 League B teams were ranked 17th to 32nd according to their league rankings.
  3. The 16 League C teams were ranked 33rd to 48th according to their league rankings.
  4. The 7 League D teams were 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.[8][9] 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.[10] 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]

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic[edit]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the UEFA Executive Committee approved on 28 August 2020 the following principles for the league phase of the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League:[11]

  • If a team could not field the minimum required number of players (at least 13 players including at least one goalkeeper) due to positive SARS-CoV-2 tests and the match could not be rescheduled, the team responsible for the match not taking place were considered to have forfeited the match and lost 0–3.
  • If UEFA came to the conclusion that both or none of the teams were responsible for the match not taking place, the outcome of the match was decided by drawing of lots, either home win 1–0, home loss 0–1 or draw 0–0, carried out by the UEFA administration.

On 24 September 2020, UEFA announced that five substitutions would be permitted in Nations League matches during the October and November 2020 international windows. However, each team was only given three opportunities to make substitutions during matches, excluding substitutions made at half-time, before the start of extra time and at half-time in extra time. During the September 2020 window, only three substitutions had been permitted.[12]

All matches played in September 2020 were required by UEFA to be held behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[13][14] On 1 October 2020, UEFA announced the partial return of spectators to matches beginning in October 2020, restricted to a maximum of 30 percent of the respective stadium capacity. However, the return of spectators was subject to the decision of local authorities, with regional limits taking precedence over UEFA's maximum allowed capacity. Away supporters were not allowed at the venues. Social distancing was mandatory for spectators, and additional precautionary measures (such as face masks) were implemented in accordance with local regulations.[15]

Schedule[edit]

Below is the schedule of the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League.[16][2]

The Nations League Finals, originally scheduled for 2–6 June 2021, were moved to October 2021 following the rescheduling of UEFA Euro 2020 to June and July 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[17][18][12] The scheduling of the league phase was reviewed by the UEFA Executive Committee during their meeting on 17 June 2020.[19] 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.[20] 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. Therefore, matchdays 3–6, which originally would spread over three days each during 8–13 October and 12–17 November 2020, would now spread over only two days.[21] The changes to the International Match Calendar for October and November 2020, which extended each window by one day, were approved by the FIFA Council on 25 June 2020.[22]

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 6–7 October 2021
Third place play-off 10 October 2021
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.[23] 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.[24][25]

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 is participating 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.[16]

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.[26] 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.[8][27]

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.[28][29][30][31] 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.[27]

League A[edit]

Group A1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation Italy Netherlands Poland Bosnia and Herzegovina
1  Italy 6 3 3 0 7 2 +5 12 Qualification to Nations League Finals 1–1 2–0 1–1
2  Netherlands 6 3 2 1 7 4 +3 11 0–1 1–0 3–1
3  Poland 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 7 0–0 1–2 3–0
4  Bosnia and Herzegovina (R) 6 0 2 4 3 11 −8 2 Relegation to League B 0–2 0–0 1–2
Source: UEFA
(R) Relegated.

Group A2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation Belgium Denmark England Iceland
1  Belgium 6 5 0 1 16 6 +10 15 Qualification to Nations League Finals 4–2 2–0 5–1
2  Denmark 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10[a] 0–2 0–0 2–1
3  England 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10[a] 2–1 0–1 4–0
4  Iceland (R) 6 0 0 6 3 17 −14 0 Relegation to League B 1–2 0–3 0–1
Source: UEFA
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Denmark 4, England 1.

Group A3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation France Portugal Croatia Sweden
1  France 6 5 1 0 12 5 +7 16 Qualification to Nations League Finals 0–0 4–2 4–2
2  Portugal 6 4 1 1 12 4 +8 13 0–1 4–1 3–0
3  Croatia 6 1 0 5 9 16 −7 3[a] 1–2 2–3 2–1
4  Sweden (R) 6 1 0 5 5 13 −8 3[a] Relegation to League B 0–1 0–2 2–1
Source: UEFA
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head results. Overall goal difference was used as the tiebreaker.

Group A4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation Spain Germany Switzerland Ukraine
1  Spain 6 3 2 1 13 3 +10 11 Qualification to Nations League Finals 6–0 1–0 4–0
2  Germany 6 2 3 1 10 13 −3 9 1–1 3–3 3–1
3   Switzerland 6 1 3 2 9 8 +1 6[a] 1–1 1–1 3–0[b]
4  Ukraine (R) 6 2 0 4 5 13 −8 6[a] Relegation to League B 1–0 1–2 2–1
Source: UEFA
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head points (3). Head-to-head goal difference: Switzerland +2, Ukraine −2.
  2. ^ The Switzerland v Ukraine match was awarded as a 3–0 win to Switzerland after being cancelled as Ukraine were placed in quarantine prior to the match due to positive SARS-CoV-2 tests in the team.

Nations League Finals[edit]

The host of the Nations League Finals, Italy, was selected from the four qualified teams.[32] The semi-final pairings were determined by means of an open draw on 3 December 2020, 17:30 CET, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. For scheduling purposes, the host team was allocated to semi-final 1 as the administrative home team.[33]

Times are CEST (UTC+2), as listed by UEFA.

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
6 October – Milan
 
 
 Italy
 
10 October – Milan
 
 Spain
 
Winners Match 1
 
7 October – Turin
 
Winners Match 2
 
 Belgium
 
 
 France
 
Third place play-off
 
 
10 October – Turin
 
 
Losers Match 1
 
 
Losers Match 2

Semi-finals[edit]

Italy Match 1 Spain

Belgium Match 2 France

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 Romania Northern Ireland
1  Austria (P) 6 4 1 1 9 6 +3 13 Promotion to League A 1–1 2–3 2–1
2  Norway 6 3 1 2 12 7 +5 10 1–2 4–0 1–0
3  Romania 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 8 0–1 3–0[a] 1–1
4  Northern Ireland (R) 6 0 2 4 4 11 −7 2 Relegation to League C 0–1 1–5 1–1
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ The Romania v Norway match was awarded as a 3–0 win to Romania after being cancelled as Norway could not travel to the match due to a positive SARS-CoV-2 test in the team.

Group B2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation Czech Republic Scotland Israel Slovakia
1  Czech Republic (P) 6 4 0 2 9 5 +4 12 Promotion to League A 1–2 1–0 2–0
2  Scotland 6 3 1 2 5 4 +1 10 1–0 1–1 1–0
3  Israel 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8 1–2 1–0 1–1
4  Slovakia (R) 6 1 1 4 5 10 −5 4 Relegation to League C 1–3 1–0 2–3
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Group B3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation Hungary Russia Serbia Turkey
1  Hungary (P) 6 3 2 1 7 4 +3 11 Promotion to League A 2–3 1–1 2–0
2  Russia 6 2 2 2 9 12 −3 8 0–0 3–1 1–1
3  Serbia 6 1 3 2 9 7 +2 6[a] 0–1 5–0 0–0
4  Turkey (R) 6 1 3 2 6 8 −2 6[a] Relegation to League C 0–1 3–2 2–2
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head points (2) and head-to-head goal difference (0). Head-to-head away goals: Serbia 2, Turkey 0.

Group B4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation Wales Finland Republic of Ireland Bulgaria
1  Wales (P) 6 5 1 0 7 1 +6 16 Promotion to League A 3–1 1–0 1–0
2  Finland 6 4 0 2 7 5 +2 12 0–1 1–0 2–0
3  Republic of Ireland 6 0 3 3 1 4 −3 3 0–0 0–1 0–0
4  Bulgaria (R) 6 0 2 4 2 7 −5 2 Relegation to League C 0–1 1–2 1–1
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

League C[edit]

Group C1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification Montenegro Luxembourg Azerbaijan Cyprus
1  Montenegro (P) 6 4 1 1 10 2 +8 13 Promotion to League B 1–2 2–0 4–0
2  Luxembourg 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10 0–1 0–0 2–0
3  Azerbaijan 6 1 3 2 2 4 −2 6 0–0 1–2 0–0
4  Cyprus (Q) 6 1 1 4 2 10 −8 4 Qualification to relegation play-outs 0–2 2–1 0–1
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Group C2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification Armenia North Macedonia Georgia (country) Estonia
1  Armenia (P) 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11 Promotion to League B 1–0 2–2 2–0
2  North Macedonia 6 2 3 1 9 8 +1 9 2–1 1–1 2–1
3  Georgia 6 1 4 1 6 6 0 7 1–2 1–1 0–0
4  Estonia (Q) 6 0 3 3 5 9 −4 3 Qualification to relegation play-outs 1–1 3–3 0–1
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Group C3[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification Slovenia Greece Kosovo Moldova
1  Slovenia (P) 6 4 2 0 8 1 +7 14 Promotion to League B 0–0 2–1 1–0
2  Greece 6 3 3 0 6 1 +5 12 0–0 0–0 2–0
3  Kosovo 6 1 2 3 4 6 −2 5 0–1 1–2 1–0
4  Moldova (Q) 6 0 1 5 1 11 −10 1 Qualification to relegation play-outs 0–4 0–2 1–1
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Group C4[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification Albania Belarus Lithuania Kazakhstan
1  Albania (P) 6 3 2 1 8 4 +4 11 Promotion to League B 3–2 0–1 3–1
2  Belarus 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 10 0–2 2–0 2–0
3  Lithuania 6 2 2 2 5 7 −2 8 0–0 2–2 0–2
4  Kazakhstan (Q) 6 1 1 4 5 9 −4 4 Qualification to relegation play-outs 0–0 1–2 1–2
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Relegation play-outs[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Moldova   Kazakhstan 24–25 Mar '22 28–29 Mar '22
Estonia   Cyprus 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 Malta Latvia Andorra
1  Faroe Islands (P) 6 3 3 0 9 5 +4 12 Promotion to League C 3–2 1–1 2–0
2  Malta 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2 9 1–1 1–1 3–1
3  Latvia 6 1 4 1 8 4 +4 7 1–1 0–1 0–0
4  Andorra 6 0 2 4 1 11 −10 2 0–1 0–0 0–5
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted.

Group D2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion Gibraltar Liechtenstein San Marino
1  Gibraltar (P) 4 2 2 0 3 1 +2 8 Promotion to League C 1–1 1–0
2  Liechtenstein 4 1 2 1 3 2 +1 5 0–1 0–0
3  San Marino 4 0 2 2 0 3 −3 2 0–0 0–2
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted.

Goalscorers[edit]

There have been 362 goals scored in 160 matches, for an average of 2.26 goals per match (as of 18 November 2020).

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Overall ranking[edit]

The results of each team are used to calculate the overall ranking of the competition.[34]

League A League B
Rnk Team Pld Pts
TBD  France 6 16
TBD  Belgium 6 15
TBD  Italy 6 12
TBD  Spain 6 11
5  Portugal 6 13
6  Netherlands 6 11
7  Denmark 6 10
8  Germany 6 9
9  England 6 10
10  Poland 6 7
11   Switzerland 6 6
12  Croatia 6 3
13  Ukraine 6 6
14  Sweden 6 3
15  Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 2
16  Iceland 6 0
Updated to match(es) played on 18 November 2020.
Source: UEFA
Rnk Team Pld Pts
17  Wales 6 16
18  Austria 6 13
19  Czech Republic 6 12
20  Hungary 6 11
21  Finland 6 12
22  Norway 6 10
23  Scotland 6 10
24  Russia 6 8
25  Israel 6 8
26  Romania 6 8
27  Serbia 6 6
28  Republic of Ireland 6 3
29  Turkey 6 6
30  Slovakia 6 4
31  Bulgaria 6 2
32  Northern Ireland 6 2
Source: UEFA
League C League D
Rnk Team Pld Pts
33  Slovenia 6 14
34  Montenegro 6 13
35  Albania 6 11
36  Armenia 6 11
37  Greece 6 12
38  Belarus 6 10
39  Luxembourg 6 10
40  North Macedonia 6 9
41  Lithuania 6 8
42  Georgia 6 7
43  Azerbaijan 6 6
44  Kosovo 6 5
45  Kazakhstan 6 4
46  Cyprus 6 4
47  Estonia 6 3
48  Moldova 6 1
Source: UEFA
Rnk Team Pld Pts
49  Gibraltar 4 8
50  Faroe Islands 4 6
51  Liechtenstein 4 5
52  Malta 4 5
53  Latvia 4 3
54  San Marino 4 2
55  Andorra 6 2
Source: UEFA

2022 World Cup qualification play-offs[edit]

The best two Nations League group winners based on the overall ranking that finished outside the top two of their World Cup qualifying group will join the ten group runners-up in the World Cup qualification second round (play-offs).[29]

UNL Group winner Rank
A  France 1–4
 Belgium
 Italy
 Spain
B  Wales 17
 Austria 18
 Czech Republic 19
 Hungary 20
C  Slovenia 33
 Montenegro 34
 Albania 35
 Armenia 36
D  Gibraltar 49
 Faroe Islands 50

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