Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Armenia to compete in League D for first-ever UEFA Nations League

Armenia to compete in League D for first-ever UEFA Nations League

There are 15 countries in League C, split into one group of three and four groups of four, and the remaining 16 lowest ranked countries in League D, made up of four groups of four.

League B contains the likes of 2018 World Cup hosts Russian Federation and Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and Northern Ireland; all of whom are in the playoffs for the World Cup.

"The Nations League" sees the 55 European national teams placed into four pots with their position depending on their rankings.

The League Phase Draw for the UEFA Nations League will take place in Lausanne on 24 January 2018.

European confederation UEFA announced the four leagues for their new competition on Wednesday, following the conclusion of the groups stages in the World Cup qualifying campaign.

The competition, which will begin in September 2018 and will create four qualifying places for Euro 2020.

Four group winners from division "A" in June 2019 will determine the victor of the first draw of the League of Nations.

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The four leagues for the inaugural UEFA Nations League have been confirmed, with Croatia in League A with the likes of Germany, Spain, France, Portugal, and England.

Matches will take place over six matchdays from September to November next year with the four League A group winners contesting the finals in June 2019.

Group games will be followed by semi-finals involving the four group winners and a final to be played in June 2019.

The four sides that finish bottom of their groups will be relegated to League B for the 2020 edition. The four group winners will be promoted to League B, with the four bottom sides relegated to League D for the 2020 edition.

Division D: Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, Faroe Islands, Latvia, Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Liechtenstein, Malta, Kosovo, Andorra, San Marino and Gibraltar.

The qualification for Euro 2020 will now now run from March to November 2019, with Dublin hosting the Group draw on 2 December 2018.

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