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UEFA Nations League
« on: October 11, 2017, 12:17:33 PM »

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 12:31:32 PM »
I don't mind the idea of a tertiary competition which cuts down on pointless friendlies.

The idea of giving a European Championship spot to the winners of pot four, likely to be someone like the Faroe Islands, is utterly ludicrous though.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 12:42:41 PM »
I'm also in favour of ditching meaningless friendlies but did they need to make it so complicated?!

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 12:45:27 PM »
It also opens up the possibility of teams deliberately losing in the European Championship qualifiers to help out a team that finished above them in the Nations League and secure themselves an undeserved playoff spot.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 01:04:17 PM »
I'm also in favour of ditching meaningless friendlies but did they need to make it so complicated?!

I've read it about 3 times and I still don't understand it.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 01:36:26 PM »
I don't mind the idea of a tertiary competition which cuts down on pointless friendlies.

The idea of giving a European Championship spot to the winners of pot four, likely to be someone like the Faroe Islands, is utterly ludicrous though.

Edvard to the thread please :)

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 02:30:54 PM »
I'm also in favour of ditching meaningless friendlies but did they need to make it so complicated?!

I've read it about 3 times and I still don't understand it.

I think the answer is numberwang.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 04:21:18 PM »
I don't mind the idea of a tertiary competition which cuts down on pointless friendlies.

The idea of giving a European Championship spot to the winners of pot four, likely to be someone like the Faroe Islands, is utterly ludicrous though.



One thing that has stood out for me in the recent World Cup qualifying groups is the improvement in performance and results of teams like Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta and the Faroe Islands.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 05:32:01 PM »
Sure, and fair play to them. None of them can seriously claim to be among the best twenty-four teams in the continent, though, and shouldn't be at the Euros.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 07:34:04 PM »
Whatever happens, Scotland still won't qualify.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2017, 07:56:15 PM »
Well, obvs.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2017, 08:39:18 PM »
I have read it all and understand it completely. This is another fantastic "product" from the ingenious UEFA Competitions Department and the best thing since the great Europa League.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2017, 09:38:19 AM »
Do we play them home and away?

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2017, 12:30:05 PM »
Do we play them home and away?

I'd hope so.  In a group of three teams it'd be a pretty short competition if we didn't!!!

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2017, 12:40:16 PM »
6 match days for the group stages so I assume so as leagues C & D are mainly groups of 4. As it's top 4 ranked sides that haven't already qualified from B C & D that go into play-offs for the Euros I wonder how they'll work out C as one group will only have 3 sides in it.

Matchday 1: 68 September 2018
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