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Uefa confirm Nations League will have nothing to do with super heroes

It’s not that confusing honest.

Hands up if you understand how the Nations League is going to work.
Hands up if you understand how the Nations League is going to work.
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THE FINAL FORMAT for Uefa’s new Nations League has been decided by European football’s governing body.

The new competition, which will begin in 2018, is set to replace most meaningless international friendlies and will feature promotion and relegation.

At today’s meeting, Uefa confirmed the Nations League will be played from September to November 2018 with the Euro 2020 qualifiers taking place between March and November the following year.

The playoffs for Euro 2020 will be held in March of that year.

The structure of the competition was also confirmed today with the Nations League divided into four divisions, each with four groups of 3-4 teams.

Promotion and relegation will work as follows with the first seeding determined by a team’s Uefa coefficient rankings (Ireland are currently 40 of 54) at the end of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

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