2020-21 UEFA Nations League

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  1. NaBUru38

    NaBUru38 Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    Las Canteras, Uruguay
    Club:
    Club Nacional de Football
    The 2020-21 UEFA Nations League will be held on September-November 2020 (group phase) and June 2021 (finals).

    Leagues A, B and C will have 16 teams each, and League D will have 7 teams.

    Therefore no teams were relegated, and 2nd placed teams in Leagues C and D were promoted.

    The draw will be held on March 3 at Amsterdam.
     
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  2. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    That's kind of shitty to change the rules in the middle-of-the-game. But I guess its a sign of the NL being a success. And it means less friendlies. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Joe Martelo

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    CDC Montalegre
    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    I think Portugal will repeat, especially with Joao Felix and Rafael Leao in top form.
     
  4. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Red Card

    CDC Montalegre
    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    What do you guys think about Brazil being invited to the next nations league ? I think it would be good for the tournament.
     
  5. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    lol... what? Sounds like fake news.
     
  6. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Leao is in top form?! Lol

    He has 1 goal for a struggling AC Milan squad.
     
  7. Joe Martelo

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    CDC Montalegre
    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    Yeah but his goal was really good to be fair.
    It would be cool if FIFA changed the rules of football so that if you score after dribbling past more than 2 opponents, the goal should count as 2. Sort of like how in football a touchdown is worth more than a field goal.

    Also I got a poster of Portugal celebrating with the Nations league title. I think the cup will gain in prestige over the years .
     
  8. Timanfaya

    Timanfaya Member+

    May 31, 2005
    Southampton
    Presumably League D will never get a playoff slot again.
     
  9. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    In 2017 the 'UEFA EURO 2024: Tournament requirements' already had the host taking away one of the play-off spots. Seems it was the plan all along.
     
  10. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Makes sense. No host in 2020 => one less qualifying spot available for 2024 => no League D spot.

    Then again League C is the new D, essentially. Since the league C winner will be the #33 ranked team in UEFA. Right now the League D winners are #40. So it will only be marginally tougher to qualify for the likes of Belarus, Lithuania, Georgia, etc.
     
  11. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    i'm not so sure anymore that legalizing all drugs in Portugal was such a good idea LOL
     
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  12. voiceoflg

    voiceoflg Member+

    Dec 8, 2005
    So with the Nations League tying in with the FIFA World Cup qualifying, how is that going to work? The document I see reads "best two Nations League group winners based on the Nations League overall ranking which have not yet directly qualified or reached the play-offs, will advance to a 12-team second round." Assuming that would pull from League A first? If all four group winners in League A are already qualified, do they pull from group winners in League B? Or non-group winners from League A?
     
  13. Timanfaya

    Timanfaya Member+

    May 31, 2005
    Southampton
    ^ The Nations League ranking puts all League A winners above all League A runners up, then all League A 3rd place teams, then all League A 4th place, then League B winners, etc.
    So yes that means League A group winners are automatically at the front of the queue - and those 4 teams are ranked according to results in the NL finals.

    *Only* NL group winners are in with a chance, so if all League A group winners have already qualified (or reached the play-offs) then League B group winners (based on NL points, etc.) are next in the queue for a play-off spot. Then League C, then D (!)
     
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  14. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    That's kind of messed up as it means you are better off in League B. I mean, its still not easy to qualify as you'll not only have to win your NL group but also be one of the 2 best winners, but that's still easier than winning a League A group. And there's a reasonable chance that 1 or 2 of the group winners in League B will have qualified already, so even the 4th-best group winner in league B could be in.
     
  15. NaBUru38

    NaBUru38 Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    Las Canteras, Uruguay
    Club:
    Club Nacional de Football
    7 months left!
     
  16. Joe Martelo

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    CDC Montalegre
    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    If Portugal wins again which is very likely given their emerging young talent, I believe this tournament will continue to get downplayed.

    if France, England, Spain, etc win - this tournament will suddenly be considered prestigious.
     
  17. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Vancouver
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    LOL :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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  18. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    They will probably have to cancel the 2020-21 edition of this tournament. That will halt some of the momentum this tournament was trying to generate, but I hope it doesn't kill the tournament permanently.
     
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  19. Ofori

    Ofori Red Card

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    I mean considering what has been going on with COVID-19 you may as well cancel the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League
     
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  20. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    England have emerging young talent, more so than Portugal, so England would have a chance of winning it
     
  21. Ofori

    Ofori Red Card

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Or a team like Netherlands, Germany, Belgium or even Italy could win Nations League
     
  22. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Red Card

    CDC Montalegre
    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    I’m a semi Professional scout and I coach the game. I can assure you , Portugal has much better young talent than England does.
     
  23. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    Er no. I think we had this argument on the england board. As for your statement not true. Sancho, Alexander arnold, odoi, rashford, foden, grealish, maddison et al are better than what Portugal have. England have dominated underage football
     
  24. Ofori

    Ofori Red Card

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    And honestly in recent memory I can't even argue that either
     
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  25. Ofori

    Ofori Red Card

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    England's talent is just that dominant especially at youth level but the Germans are literally right there
     
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