UEFA Nations League

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UEFA Nations League

Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:09 pm

Full League A draw:
Group 1: Germany, France, Netherlands

Group 2: Belgium, Switzerland, Iceland

Group 3: Portugal, Italy, Poland

Group 4: Spain, England, Croatia

Full League B draw:
Group 1: Slovakia, Ukraine, Czech Republic

Group 2: Russia, Sweden, Turkey

Group 3: Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Northern Ireland

Group 4: Wales, Republic of Ireland, Denmark

Full League C draw:
Group 1: Scotland, Albania, Israel

Group 2: Hungary, Greece, Finland, Estonia

Group 3: Slovenia, Norway, Bulgaria, Cyprus

Group 4: Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Lithuania

Full League D draw:
Group 1: Georgia, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Andorra

Group 2: Belarus, Luxembourg, Moldova, San Marino

Group 3: Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands, Malta, Kosovo

Group 4: FYR Macedonia, Armenia, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar

Basically these groups/leagues hold for 2 years. Win your group go up a league, finish last go down a league. Win in the A league group and you play semifinals/finals/3rd place match for the trophy on the Nations League
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Re: UEFA Nations League

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by degenerasian » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:27 pm

anything replacing friendlies is a good idea.
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:54 am

Fun one tomorrow with France v. Germany.
Also have Italy v. Poland on Friday and England v. Spain on Saturday

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by wlu_lax6 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:37 am

Gibraltar gets first win since being recognized by FIFA and now has 4 points in the group.
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:14 pm

So England 3-2 win over Spain was on ESPN+ and Watch ESPN (via ESPN2) had the Iceland game.....Come on WWLIS....pick the right game to show.

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by degenerasian » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:53 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:37 am
Gibraltar gets first win since being recognized by FIFA and now has 4 points in the group.
And now they beat Liechtenstein 2-1. Watch out, football world - Gibraltar is coming!

Gibraltar has now won more competitive games in 2018 than Germany
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:17 pm

I feel like some of those tiny countries are always, like, one magic generation (meaning 5 or 6 guys playing in decent leagues) from making a little run.

But Gibraltar has something like 50k population (and I'm positive that's on the high end.) Really asking for lightning in a bottle there.
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:09 am

Nations league has had some locks

England, Switzerland, and Portugal lock up spots in the semis. Portugal will host.
France and the Dutch play today for the last spot (France goes on with a draw or win).

Promoted: Belarus (D→C), Bosnia and Herzegovina (B→A), Denmark (B→A), Finland (C→B), Georgia (D→C), Ukraine (B→A)
Relegated: Croatia (A→B), Estonia (C→D), Germany (A→B), Iceland (A→B), Lithuania (C→D), Northern Ireland (B→C), Poland (A→B), Republic of Ireland (B→C), Slovenia (C→D), Turkey (B→C)

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by degenerasian » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:12 am

The Dutch need a draw in Germany today. Not sure Germany cares anymore. they've had an awful year.

More importantly, winning your group in any division give you at least a path to the Euro 2020 playoffs.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:35 pm

That's how you find 2 when you have to have it. Sweet.

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Re: UEFA Nations League

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Pruitt » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:22 pm

I'm late to this, but is this competition worth watching?
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by govmentchedda » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:33 pm

It's confusing to figure out what's going on table/relegation/advancement wise, but it's competitive European soccer instead of national team friendlies, so yes, it's worth watching, IMO.
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:14 pm

Totally forgot these games are on today. ESPN2 has Germany v. Spain

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:39 pm

Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood...gotta get that Icelandic lovin'...

England Drops Foden, Greenwood for Breaking Bubble Rules, Meeting Women in Iceland
England players Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood were sent home and dropped for Tuesday’s game against Denmark after breaching coronavirus rules in Iceland.

Foden and Greenwood both made their England debuts in the 1-0 victory over Iceland in the Nations League on Saturday.

But they will return to England from Reykjavik rather than traveling to Copenhagen on Monday after social media video was published in Iceland purporting to show the players meeting women from outside the team bubble.

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by rass » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:18 pm

Can’t go there and not play “Jah Jah Ding Dong”.
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Baloney » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:11 pm

Denmark v England is zzzzzzfest

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:30 pm

I get that rules are rules. But Iceland has had something like 2000 total infections and 10 or 12 deaths. And I'm pretty sure most of that was from months ago.
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Post by The Sybian » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:40 pm

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I get that rules are rules. But Iceland has had something like 2000 total infections and 10 or 12 deaths. And I'm pretty sure most of that was from months ago.
I just think of Charlie Davies' ruined career after violating curfew. You can't let this stuff slide.
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:47 pm

Yeah, no, I get it. I've had some hard ass coaches... Freshmen year I was late getting to the bus... And by late I mean "not there 15 minutes early" and it took both senior captains begging Coach Haas to let me on the bus with 5 minutes to spare before departure.

I also lost my tie on the sprint there, which he didn't realize until we were getting on the bus home. "Luckily" I played one of my better games, but we lost to one of our arch rivals and I was so busted up for the seniors that I cried in the locker room like a baby. He let it slide in that moment.

He absolutely destroyed me the next 3 practices.
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by mister d » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:47 pm

Didn't Iceland also give them a quarantine exemption? Can't ask for and receive that and then let your guys ignore the rules.
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by degenerasian » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:28 pm

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Baloney » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:25 pm

Germany v Switzerland is entertaining

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Post by Baloney » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:02 pm

Holy cow what a game

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by govmentchedda » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:27 pm

Spain losing to Ukraine right now as well
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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Baloney » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:55 pm

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Spain losing to Ukraine right now as well
One shot on goal and they scored from it.

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:18 pm

So Ireland v. Finland...2 non-caucasian players on the field (1 midfielder for finland and the Irish goalie). I find myself way more aware of this when watching sports these days.

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Post by HaulCitgo » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:26 pm

Thats cause your getting a euro tournament no one has heard of instead of south american qualifiers.

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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Baloney » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:28 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:18 pm
So Ireland v. Finland...2 non-caucasian players on the field (1 midfielder for finland and the Irish goalie). I find myself way more aware of this when watching sports these days.
Earlier in the Group Stages Finland had a Daniel O'Shaughnessy playing for them, he didn't play in the Ireland match, I think to avoid any confusion...

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