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How does promotion and relegation work?

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The ultimate spherical of 2022/23 Nations League group stage fixtures are virtually upon us and nations all through Europe have a lot on the road.

Whereas some sides have already secured their destiny for higher or worse, qualification for subsequent yr’s finals remains to be up for grabs.

So how does promotion and relegation work within the UEFA competitors? Here is what it is advisable know.

For the 2022/23 Nations League, the 55 UEFA nationwide groups have been divided into 4 leagues of 16 groups – besides League D, which has seven groups divided into one group of 4 and one group of three.

The groups in League A compete to grow to be Nations League champions, with the 4 group winners qualifying for the knockout part. A draw determines the semi-final fixtures, with the winners shifting to the ultimate and the losers contesting a 3rd place play-off.

In Leagues B, C and D, the group winners are promoted whereas these on the backside of their teams in Leagues A and B are relegated. League C has 4 teams whereas League D solely has two, so the 2 League C groups because of be relegated are decided by play-outs in March 2024. Based mostly on the general Nation League rating of fourth positioned groups, first performs fourth and second performs third. These ties are performed over two legs.

How does Nations League promotion and relegation have an effect on Euros qualifying seeding?

Groups are seeded for European Championship qualification based on the general 2022/23 Nations League rankings and divided into seven pots.

The 4 Nations League finalists are positioned in a single ‘Nations League pot’ and drawn into Teams A to D and the following six prime groups are positioned into Pot 1. Naturally, being seeded within the prime pot secures a extra beneficial draw as prime sides keep away from different prime sides.

England’s poor efficiency within the Nations League means their rating has slipped and they’re set to be positioned in Pot 2. Meaning their qualification group for Euro 2024 will embody a Nations League finalist or another Pot 1 aspect.

Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain are among the many sides England may draw and their route in the direction of qualification for Euro 2024 shall be more durable than it was for Euro 2020, once they confronted the Czech Republic, Kosovo, Bulgaria and Montenegro.

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