The European Football Federation (UEFA) Nations League introduces the quarter-finals and promotion play-offs (PO).
According to the British media BBC on the morning of the 26th (Korean time), UEFA announced that it would introduce the quarterfinals and promotion PO to the Nations League from the 2024-2025 season. The group stage operation method remains unchanged. In League A, which corresponds to Division 1, 16 countries are divided into 4 groups of 4 countries and proceed to the group stage.
However, the way to enter and relegate to the tournament will change. Currently, in the Nations League, the first place in each group advances to the semi-final tournament, and the fourth place is relegated to League B, which corresponds to the second division. However, from the next season, the 1st and 2nd place in each group will advance to the quarterfinals, the 4th place in each group will be demoted to League B, and the 3rd place in each group will proceed with the promotion PO with the 2nd place in each group in League B. 메이저사이트
UEFA Secretary-General Giorgio Marchetti said: “With this overhaul, the Nations League has made knockout matches even more exciting and engaging.” The revamped Nations League will start in September 2024. England, Wales, Czech Republic and Austria were relegated from League A to League B, while Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Scotland were promoted from League B to League A.