Uefa Nations League League Phase Draw Press Kit-PDF Free Download

UEFA Nations League League Phase draw press kit

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INTRODUCTION 1 2
ASSISTING WITH THE DRAW 3 6
CALENDAR 7
GROUPINGS 8
EURO 2020 QUALIFYING 10
LEAGUES 11 69
LEAGUE A 11 23
LEAGUE B 24 36
LEAGUE C 37 52
LEAGUE D 53 69
UEFA Nations League Draw Press Kit
INTRODUCTION
The draw for the inaugural UEFA Nations League will be presented by Pedro
Pinto UEFA s Managing Director of Communications and carried out by Giorgio
Marchetti UEFA s Deputy General Secretary They will be assisted by Deco
Portugal Vladim r micer Czech Republic Jari Litmanen Finland and Aleksandr
Hleb Belarus The UEFA President Aleksander eferin will get proceedings under
way by unveiling the UEFA Nations League trophy
What is the background to the UEFA Nations League
The rejuvenation of national team football hence the UEFA Nations League
stems from the desire of UEFA and its 55 member associations to improve the
quality and standing of national team football UEFA and its associations wanted
more sporting meaning in national team football with associations coaches
players and supporters increasingly of the opinion that friendly matches are not
providing adequate competition for national teams
Extensive consultation and discussions started as far back as the 2011 UEFA
Strategy Meeting in Cyprus and continued at a series of Top Executive Programme
TEP meetings over the following three years The UEFA Nations League was
unanimously adopted at the XXXVIII Ordinary UEFA Congress in Astana on 27
March 2014
What is the basic format
The format of the UEFA Nations League will feature promotion and relegation The
55 European national teams have been divided into four leagues in accordance with
UEFA s national association coefficient rankings on 11 October 2017
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How can you follow the draw
On UEFA com and official social media channels
UEFA com is the official website of the UEFA Nations League The fully
responsive UEFA Nations League section available in English French German
Italian Portuguese Russian and Spanish will provide in depth coverage of the
competition including live streaming and detailed editorial coverage of the draw
With over 160 million visitors per year the website has extensive reach both for
UEFA and its member associations as do the official social media channels The
UEFA Nations League will be covered via the established and popular UEFA EURO
Facebook EURO2020
Instagram EURO2020
Twitter UEFAEURO
YouTube UEFA tv
Handout photos are available for media use and the following link will be populated
on the day https library uefa com Go nv6qYCrA
Videos and logos in relation to the UEFA Nations league can be downloaded here
https uefa box com v UNL
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ASSISTING WITH THE DRAW
DECO LEAGUE A
DOB 27 August 1977
National team Portugal 2003 10
Clubs Corinthians 1996 97 CSA 1997 Benfica 1997 98 Alverca 1997 98 loan Salgueiros
1998 99 Porto 1999 2004 Barcelona 2004 08 Chelsea 2008 10 Fluminense 2010 13
Honours list
UEFA Champions League 2004 2006
UEFA Cup 2003
Portuguese Liga 1999 2003 2004
Spanish Liga 2005 2006
Premier League 2010
Portuguese Cup 2000 2001 2003
FA Cup 2009 2010
Brazilian League 2010 2012
Born in Brazil but received Portuguese citizenship in 2002 and made sensational international
debut scoring late free kick winner in Porto against Brazil 2 1 in March 2003
Scored and named man of the match in Porto s 3 0 defeat of Monaco in the 2004 UEFA
Champions League final his last game for the club
A key part of the Portugal squad that reached the final of UEFA EURO 2004 on home soil he
also helped them to the 2006 FIFA World Cup semi finals and the quarter finals of UEFA EURO
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VLADIM R MICER LEAGUE B
DOB 24 May 1973
National team Czechoslovakia 1993 Czech Republic 1994 2006
Caps 1 for Czechoslovakia 80 for Czech Republic
Goals 0 for Czechoslovakia 27 for Czech Republic
Clubs Slavia Praha 1992 96 Lens 1996 99 Liverpool 1999 2005 Bordeaux 2005 07
Slavia Praha 2007 09
Honours list
UEFA Champions League 2005
UEFA Cup 2001
Czech League 1996 2008 2009
Ligue 1 1998
English FA Cup 2001
French League Cup 1999 2007
English League Cup 2001 2003
Made his international debut in October 1993 and was part of the Czech Republic side
beaten by Germany in the final of EURO 96 He also played at UEFA EURO 2000 and UEFA
EURO 2004 but missed the 2006 FIFA World Cup through injury
Only the second player after J rgen Klinsmann to score at three UEFA European
Championships
Wrote his name into Liverpool folklore by coming off the bench to score their second goal in
the 2005 UEFA Champions League final victory against AC Milan also converting in the penalty
shoot out his final kick for the club
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JARI LITMANEN LEAGUE C
DOB 20 February 1971
National team Finland 1989 2010
Clubs Reipas Lahti 1987 90 HJK 1991 MyPa 1992 Ajax 1992 99 Barcelona 1999 2001
Liverpool 2001 02 Ajax 2002 04 Lahti 2004 Hansa Rostock 2005 Malm 2005 07
Lahti 2008 10 HJK 2011
Honours list
UEFA Champions League 1995
UEFA Super Cup 1995 2001
UEFA Cup 2001
European South American Cup 1995
Eredivisie 1994 1995 1996 1998 2004
Finnish League 2011
Finnish Cup 1992 2011
Dutch Cup 1993 1998 1999
English FA Cup 2001
English League Cup 2001
Finland s most capped player and record scorer with an international career spanning 21 years
Scored 126 goals in 224 games for Ajax between 1992 and 1999 and helped them win four
Eredivisie titles three Dutch Cups and their fourth European title as they overcame AC Milan
1 0 in the 1995 UEFA Champions League final the first of three international trophies the Dutch
giants managed that year
Although injuries hampered his later years he still played into his 40s winning the Finnish
league title for the first time with HJK in his final season Voted Finnish player of the year on nine
separate occasions between 1990 and 2000 and immortalised by a statue in his home town of
Lahti in October 2010
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ALEKSANDR HLEB LEAGUE D
DOB 1 May 1981
National team Belarus 2001
Clubs Dinamo Juni Minsk 1998 BATE Borisov 1999 2000 Stuttgart 2000 05 Arsenal
2005 08 Barcelona 2008 12 Stuttgart 2009 10 loan Birmingham City 2010 11 loan
Wolfsburg 2011 loan Krylya Sovetov Samara 2012 BATE Borisov 2012 13 Konyaspor 2014
Gen lerbirli i 2015 BATE Borisov 2015 Gen lerbirli i 2016 BATE Borisov 2016 Krylya
Sovetov Samara 2017
Honours list
UEFA Champions League 2009
Belarusian League 1999 2012 2013 2015 2016
Spanish Liga 2009
Copa del Rey 2009
English League Cup 2011
Born in Minsk he signed for BATE Borisov aged 17 and won the Belarusian title in his first
season 1999
Played in the 2006 UEFA Champions League final as Arsenal lost to Barcelona won the
trophy with the Spanish club three years later
Voted Belarusian footballer of the year six times in seven years from 2002 to 2008
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The UEFA Nations League group stage will be held over six matchdays in double headers
during September October and November 2018 The UEFA Nations League finals competition
for the teams that win the four leagues within the top division is scheduled for June 2019
For the UEFA Nations League finals the group winners of UEFA Nations League A will play in
a knockout format semi finals third place match and final in June 2019 to become the UEFA
Nations League winners One host country will be appointed by the UEFA Executive Committee
in December 2018 from among the finalist teams
The UEFA EURO 2020 play off matches will be staged in March 2020
Matchday 1
6 8 September 2018
Matchday 2
9 11 September 2018
Matchday 3
11 13 October 2018
Matchday 4
14 16 October 2018
Matchday 5
15 17 November 2018
Matchday 6
18 20 November 2018
Finals draw
Early December 2018
5 9 June 2019
UEFA EURO 2020 play off draw
22 November 2019
UEFA EURO 2020 play offs
26 31 March 2020
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Leagues A and B will consist of four groups of three teams League C will comprise one group
of three teams and three groups of four sides League D will be formed by four groups of four
In each league four group winners are promoted or play in the finals see below and four teams
are relegated for the next competition to be played in 2020
Within each league A B C and D the overall ranking will be calculated based on position in the
group then points goal difference goals scored away goals scored wins away wins disciplinary
points coefficient ranking
The overall UEFA Nations League rankings will determine the composition of the draw pots for
the subsequent European Qualifiers
In addition the UEFA Nations League will provide teams with another chance to qualify for the
UEFA EURO final tournament with four sides qualifying through play off matches which take
place in March 2020 see below
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The 55 participating teams were split according to their position in the UEFA National Team
Coefficient Rankings following the end of the European Qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
as per 11 October 2017 play off results not included
League A includes the 12 top ranked teams The next 12 teams are in League B the next 15 in
League C and the remaining 16 in League D
The seeding pots were then further determined by the coefficients so each group within each
league contains one team from each pot
League A includes the top ranked sides and League D includes the lowest
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EURO 2020 QUALIFYING
The last four UEFA EURO 2020 places will be won through the European Qualifiers play offs
which will take place in March 2020 and which will be contested by the 16 UEFA Nations League
group winners
If a group winner has already qualified via the European Qualifiers then their spot will go to the
next best ranked team in their league If a league does not have four teams to compete the
remaining slots are allocated to teams from another league according to the overall UEFA
Nations League rankings
Each league will have a path of its own and each path will feature two single leg semi finals and
one single leg final The winner of each path will win a ticket to UEFA EURO 2020
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Pot 1 Germany Portugal Belgium Spain
Pot 2 France England Switzerland Italy
Pot 3 Poland Iceland Croatia Netherlands
Teams will be split into four groups of three with the group winners then contesting the UEFA
Nations League finals semi finals third place match and final in June 2019 to become the UEFA
Nations League winners One host country will be appointed in December 2018 from among the
finalist teams
The four teams that finish bottom of their groups will be relegated to League B for the 2020
The top four ranked teams that do not qualify for UEFA EURO 2020 will enter a play off in March
2020 with one finals place on offer
Head to head data for all nations in League A follows
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POT 1 GERMANY H2H RECORD
Germany s head to head record against nations in Pots 2 and 3 of League A
v France v Poland
Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
29 9 7 13 45 47 21 13 7 1 34 12
Last Meeting Germany 1 1 France Last Meeting Germany 0 0 Poland
17 11 2017 Friendly 16 06 2016 EURO 2016 Group Stage
v England v Iceland
Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
32 13 6 13 42 51 4 3 1 0 11 1
Last Meeting England 0 0 Germany Last Meeting Germany 3 0 Iceland
10 11 2017 Friendly 11 10 2003 EURO 2004 Qualifying
v Switzerland v Croatia
Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
51 36 6 9 138 65 8 5 1 2 18 10
Last Meeting Switzerland 5 3 Germany Last Meeting Croatia 2 1 Germany
26 05 2012 Friendly 12 06 2008 EURO 2008 Group Stage
v Italy v Netherlands
Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
35 8 12 15 41 50 40 15 15 10 77 64
Last Meeting Italy 0 0 Germany Last Meeting Netherlands 0 0 Germany
15 11 2016 Friendly 14 11 2012 Friendly
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POT 1 PORTUGAL H2H RECORD
Portugal s head to head record against nations in Pots 2 and 3 of League A
v France v Poland
Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
25 6 1 18 29 49 11 4 4 3 14 10
Last Meeting Portugal 1 0 France Last Meeting Poland 1 1 Portugal
10 07 2016 EURO 2016 Final 30 06 2016 EURO 2016 Quarter final
v England v Iceland
Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
23 3 10 10 25 46 3 2 1 0 9 5
Last Meeting England 1 0 Portugal Last Meeting Portugal 1 1 Iceland
02 06 2016 Friendly 14 06 2016 EURO 2016 Group Stage
v Switzerland v Croatia
Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
22 7 5 10 27 32 4 4 0 0 7 0
Last Meeting Portugal 2 0 Switzerland Last Meeting Croatia 0 1 Portugal
10 10 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifying 25 06 2016 EURO 2016 Round of 16
v Italy v Netherlands
Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
25 5 2 18 22 51 12 7 4 1 15 7
Last Meeting Italy 0 1 Portugal Last Meeting Portugal 1 1 Netherlands
16 06 2015 Friendly 14 08 2013 Friendly
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