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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:22 pm

lassassinblanc wrote:
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So have England already qualified for EURO2020 by virtue of being one of the 4 teams to make the 'finals' next summer? If so do they scrap their qualifying matches (as what would be the point)? Or is it only the outright winner who qualifies for EURO2020?
No they have qualified for the playoffs not the actual tournament
So if they screwed up their qualifying campaign like the Dutch before the WC then they'd have the safety net of being in the play-offs to play at the Euros?
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by lassassinblanc » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:24 pm

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I tried to understand it and I still don't...

I figured one team from each of the 4 divisions would qualify, but this next bit confused the hell out of me. Not a clue. Wait til next year.

"The UEFA EURO 2020 draw will be held after the completion of the UEFA Nations League and allow for the four UEFA Nations League Final Four participants to be drawn into groups of five teams"
The playoffs aren't until March 2020.

The playoffs are made up of the 4 best placed teams in nations league per division who failed to qualify from the actual qualifiers.
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by lassassinblanc » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:25 pm

Colly wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:20 pm
I tried to understand it and I still don't...

I figured one team from each of the 4 divisions would qualify, but this next bit confused the hell out of me. Not a clue. Wait til next year.

"The UEFA EURO 2020 draw will be held after the completion of the UEFA Nations League and allow for the four UEFA Nations League Final Four participants to be drawn into groups of five teams"
The playoffs aren't until March 2020.

The playoffs are made up of the 4 best placed teams in nations league per division who failed to qualify from the actual qualifiers.
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by lassassinblanc » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:26 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
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No they have qualified for the playoffs not the actual tournament
So if they screwed up their qualifying campaign like the Dutch before the WC then they'd have the safety net of being in the play-offs to play at the Euros?
Exactly
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Colly » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:38 pm

lassassinblanc wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:25 pm
Colly wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:20 pm
I tried to understand it and I still don't...

I figured one team from each of the 4 divisions would qualify, but this next bit confused the hell out of me. Not a clue. Wait til next year.

"The UEFA EURO 2020 draw will be held after the completion of the UEFA Nations League and allow for the four UEFA Nations League Final Four participants to be drawn into groups of five teams"
The playoffs aren't until March 2020.

The playoffs are made up of the 4 best placed teams in nations league per division who failed to qualify from the actual qualifiers.
But in all likelihood none of the League A teams will fail to qualify and very few of League B, at which point it gets very muddied for me, even before that quoted paragraph which makes no sense whatsoever!

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Colly » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:41 pm

Good old Wikipedia.

"There will be play-offs for each of Leagues A, B, C and D in March 2020. Each group winner earns a spot in the semi-finals. If the group winner is already one of the twenty qualified teams, rankings will be used to give the play-off spot to another team of that league. If fewer than four teams in the entire league remain unqualified, play-off spots for that league are given to teams of the next lower league. This determines the four remaining qualifying spots for the European Championship (out of 24 total)."

Feels sort of daft that the League A playoff in March is in theory a repeat of the Nations League Finals the previous June, but obviously won't be because most if not all of those teams will have qualified already.

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Remember Colo » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:39 pm

Good work to everyone who's tried to make sense of the rules and rewards. Ultimately it's a harmless way to create a sense of importance for matches between qualifying seasons. And anything to make friendlies feel a little more consequential is good with me, and it's produced some decent football!

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by lassassinblanc » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:50 am

Colly wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:38 pm
lassassinblanc wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:25 pm


The playoffs aren't until March 2020.

The playoffs are made up of the 4 best placed teams in nations league per division who failed to qualify from the actual qualifiers.
But in all likelihood none of the League A teams will fail to qualify and very few of League B, at which point it gets very muddied for me, even before that quoted paragraph which makes no sense whatsoever!
If all league A teams have qualified then it goes down to League B for the next best unqualified teams.

Of all the current league A teams you'd say only Iceland would probably not qualify automatically.

Example: Teams in bold have qualified by finishing 1st or 2nd in their qualifying group
League A:
Germany, Portugal, Belgium,Spain,France,England,Switzerland,Italy,Poland, Iceland,Croatia,Nether regions

League B
 Austria,Wales,Russia,Slovakia,Sweden,Ukraine,Republic of Ireland,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Northern Ireland,Denmark,Czech Republic,Turkey

Teams in League B who failed to qualify are Wales, Slovakia,Ireland, Northern Ireland, Czech Rep, Turkey

The top 4 of those by the rankings found here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018%E2%8 ... ons_League
would play each other Wales v Turkey and Slovakia v Czech Rep
Rep of Ireland and North and the 5th best ranked League C team at the moment Bulgaria would join Iceland in their playoffs were it would be Iceland v Bulgaria and Ireland v North.

the winners of those games would then play each other to gain a the extra place.
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by lassassinblanc » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:51 am

btw I like how the Dutch's real name gets changed to Nether regions <laugh>
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by overseasTOON » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:14 pm

It's coming home!!

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:40 pm

O flower of Scotland!
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by CIH » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:02 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
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It's coming home!!
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Also Wales got best by Albania, whom Scotland twatted. Clearly means the Scots are the second best home nation now. After Northern Ireland.

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by krully » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:29 am

O'Niell and Keane sacked <divadance> <divadance> <divadance> <divadance>

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Beatski » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:39 pm

bout time

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by PTAO? » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:37 pm

nvm
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by lassassinblanc » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:38 pm

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O'Niell and Keane sacked <divadance> <divadance> <divadance> <divadance>
<dotheameobi>

Mick McCarthy and Robbie Keane to replace them
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:51 pm

Roy Keane sounds like a d******* of epic proportions.
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by overseasTOON » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:03 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
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Roy Keane is a d******* of epic proportions.
Fixed <ok>

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by krully » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:30 am

lassassinblanc wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:38 pm
krully wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:29 am
O'Niell and Keane sacked <divadance> <divadance> <divadance> <divadance>
<dotheameobi>

Mick McCarthy and Robbie Keane to replace them
Stephen Kenny or (hopefully) Chris Hughton 😍😍
Not to fond of Mick mcarthy coming back again but anything is an improvement on those two, terrible attitude, never there and massive cunts

O'Neill was just plain odd in several of his interviews too

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Bodacious Benny » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:12 pm

Hughton wouldn’t give up a PL job for ROI...
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