2018-19 UEFA Nations League D
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2018%E2%80%9319 UEFA Nations League D

2018-19 UEFA Nations League D
Tournament details
Dates6 September - 20 November 2018
Teams16
Promoted Armenia
 Azerbaijan
 Belarus
 Georgia
 Kazakhstan
 Kosovo
 Luxembourg
 Macedonia
 Moldova
Tournament statistics
Matches played48
Goals scored121 (2.52 per match)
Attendance435,442 (9,072 per match)
Top scorer(s)
2020-21

The 2018-19 UEFA Nations League D was the fourth and lowest division of the 2018-19 edition of the UEFA Nations League, the inaugural season of the international football competition involving the men's national teams of the 55 member associations of UEFA.[1]

Format

League D will consist of the lowest 16 UEFA members ranked from 40-55, to be split into four groups of four. The winners of each group will be promoted to the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League C.[2]

In addition, League D will be allocated one of the four remaining UEFA Euro 2020 places. Four teams from League D which have not already qualified for the European Championship finals will compete in the play-offs for each division, to be played in March 2020. The play-off berths will be first allocated to the group winners, and if any of the group winners have already qualified for the European Championship finals, then to the next best ranked team of the division, etc. If there are fewer than four teams in League D which have not already qualified for the European Championship finals, and League D has no group winner available, the best team in the overall ranking will be selected. The play-offs will consist of two "one-off" semi-finals (best-ranked team vs. fourth best-ranked team and second best-ranked team vs. third best-ranked team, played at home of higher-ranked teams) and one "one-off" final between the two semi-final winners (venue drawn in advance between semi-final 1 and 2).[3][4]

Seeding

Teams will be allocated to League D according to their UEFA national team coefficients after the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying group stage on 11 October 2017. Teams will be split into four pots of four teams, ordered based on their UEFA national team coefficient.[5][6] The seeding pots for the draw were announced on 7 December 2017.[7]

Pot 1
Team Coeff Rank
 Azerbaijan 17,761 40
 Macedonia 17,071 41
 Belarus 16,868 42
 Georgia 16,523 43
Pot 2
Team Coeff Rank
 Armenia 15,846 44
 Latvia 15,821 45
 Faroe Islands 15,490 46
 Luxembourg 14,231 47
Pot 3
Team Coeff Rank
 Kazakhstan 13,431 48
 Moldova 13,130 49
 Liechtenstein 10,950 50
 Malta 10,870 51
Pot 4
Team Coeff Rank
 Andorra 10,240 52
 Kosovo 9,950 53
 San Marino 8,190 54
 Gibraltar 7,550 55

The group draw took place at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland on 24 January 2018, 12:00 CET.[8][9][10][11][12] For political reasons, Armenia and Azerbaijan could not be drawn into the same group (due to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict). Due to excessive travel restrictions, any group could only contain a maximum of one of the following pairs: Andorra and Kazakhstan, Faroe Islands and Kazakhstan, Gibraltar and Kazakhstan, Gibraltar and Azerbaijan.[13]

Groups

The fixture list was confirmed by UEFA on 24 January 2018 following the draw.[14][15]

Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Group 1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion[a] Georgia (country) Kazakhstan Latvia Andorra
1  Georgia 6 5 1 0 12 2 +10 16 Promotion to League C 2-1 1-0 3-0
2  Kazakhstan 6 1 3 2 8 7 +1 6 0-2 1-1 4-0
3  Latvia 6 0 4 2 2 6 −4 4 0-3 1-1 0-0
4  Andorra 6 0 4 2 2 9 −7 4 1-1 1-1 0-0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ Due to revamp of the format for the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League, the second-placed teams in each group and the best third-placed team among all groups were also promoted.
Attendance: 28,736[16]


Georgia 3-0 Andorra
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Attendance: 4,878[16]

Attendance: 19,854[16]

Attendance: 21,463[16]
Referee: Jens Maae (Denmark)

Group 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion[a] Belarus Luxembourg Moldova San Marino
1  Belarus 6 4 2 0 10 0 +10 14 Promotion to League C 1-0 0-0 5-0
2  Luxembourg 6 3 1 2 11 4 +7 10 0-2 4-0 3-0
3  Moldova 6 2 3 1 4 5 −1 9 0-0 1-1 2-0
4  San Marino 6 0 0 6 0 16 −16 0 0-2 0-3 0-1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ Due to revamp of the format for the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League, the second-placed teams in each group and the best third-placed team among all groups were also promoted.
Belarus 5-0 San Marino
Report

Attendance: 4,942[18]
Referee: Mario Zebec (Croatia)

Attendance: 14,122[18]

Attendance: 10,870[18]

Luxembourg 0-2 Belarus
Report

Group 3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion[a] Kosovo Azerbaijan Faroe Islands Malta
1  Kosovo 6 4 2 0 15 2 +13 14 Promotion to League C 4-0 2-0 3-1
2  Azerbaijan 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9 0-0 2-0 1-1
3  Faroe Islands 6 1 2 3 5 10 −5 5 1-1 0-3 3-1
4  Malta 6 0 3 3 5 14 −9 3 0-5 1-1 1-1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ Due to revamp of the format for the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League, the second-placed teams in each group and the best third-placed team among all groups were also promoted.
Attendance: 19,500[19]


Attendance: 2,820[19]
Kosovo 3-1 Malta
Report

Attendance: 16,200[19]
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Attendance: 12,653[19]
Malta 0-5 Kosovo
Report

Kosovo 4-0 Azerbaijan
Report

Group 4

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion[a] North Macedonia Armenia Gibraltar Liechtenstein
1  Macedonia 6 5 0 1 14 5 +9 15 Promotion to League C 2-0 4-0 4-1
2  Armenia 6 3 1 2 14 8 +6 10 4-0 0-1 2-1
3  Gibraltar 6 2 0 4 5 15 −10 6 0-2 2-6 2-1
4  Liechtenstein 6 1 1 4 7 12 −5 4 0-2 2-2 2-0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ Due to revamp of the format for the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League, the second-placed teams in each group and the best third-placed team among all groups were also promoted.
Attendance: 1,850[20]
Referee: Jens Maae (Denmark)

Attendance: 1,110[20]

Macedonia 4-1 Liechtenstein
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Gibraltar 2-6 Armenia
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Macedonia 4-0 Gibraltar
Report

Ranking of third-placed teams

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 D2  Moldova 6 2 3 1 4 5 −1 9 Promotion to League C
2 D4  Gibraltar 6 2 0 4 5 15 −10 6
3 D3  Faroe Islands 6 1 2 3 5 10 −5 5
4 D1  Latvia 6 0 4 2 2 6 −4 4
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Wins; 6) Away wins; 7) Disciplinary points; 8) UEFA national team coefficient.

Goalscorers

There were 121 goals scored in 48 matches, for an average of 2.52 goals per match.

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Overall ranking

The 16 League D teams were ranked 40th to 55th overall in the 2018-19 UEFA Nations League according to the following rules:[2][21]

  • The teams finishing first in the groups will be ranked 40th to 43rd according to the results of the league phase.
  • The teams finishing second in the groups will be ranked 44th to 47th according to the results of the league phase.
  • The teams finishing third in the groups will be ranked 48th to 51st according to the results of the league phase.
  • The teams finishing fourth in the groups will be ranked 52nd to 55th according to the results of the league phase.
Rnk Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
40 D1  Georgia 6 5 1 0 12 2 +10 16
41 D4  Macedonia 6 5 0 1 14 5 +9 15
42 D3  Kosovo 6 4 2 0 15 2 +13 14
43 D2  Belarus 6 4 2 0 10 0 +10 14
44 D2  Luxembourg 6 3 1 2 11 4 +7 10
45 D4  Armenia 6 3 1 2 14 8 +6 10
46 D3  Azerbaijan 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9
47 D1  Kazakhstan 6 1 3 2 8 7 +1 6
48 D2  Moldova 6 2 3 1 4 5 −1 9
49 D4  Gibraltar 6 2 0 4 5 15 −10 6
50 D3  Faroe Islands 6 1 2 3 5 10 −5 5
51 D1  Latvia 6 0 4 2 2 6 −4 4
52 D4  Liechtenstein 6 1 1 4 7 12 −5 4
53 D1  Andorra 6 0 4 2 2 9 −7 4
54 D3  Malta 6 0 3 3 5 14 −9 3
55 D2  San Marino 6 0 0 6 0 16 −16 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Ranking criteria

Prize money

The prize money to be distributed was announced in March 2018.[22] Each team in League D will receive a solidarity fee of EUR500,000. In addition, the four group winners will receive double this amount with a EUR500,000 bonus fee. This means that the maximum amount of solidarity and bonus fees for a team from League D is EUR1 million.

Qualifying play-offs

The four best teams in League D according to the overall ranking that have not qualified for UEFA Euro 2020 through the qualifying group stage will compete in the play-offs, with the winners qualifying for the final tournament. If there are fewer than four teams in League D that have not qualified, the remaining slots are allocated to teams from another league, according to the overall ranking.

League D
Rank Team
40 GW  Georgia
41 GW  North Macedonia
42 GW  Kosovo
43 GW  Belarus
44  Luxembourg
45  Armenia
46  Azerbaijan[H]
47  Kazakhstan
48  Moldova
49  Gibraltar
50  Faroe Islands
51  Latvia
52  Liechtenstein
53  Andorra
54  Malta
55  San Marino

Key

  1. GW Nations League group winner
  2. H UEFA Euro 2020 host
  3.      Team advanced to play-offs
  4.      Team qualified directly to final tournament

Notes

  1. ^ CEST (UTC+2) for matchdays 1-4 (September and October 2018), CET (UTC+1) for matchdays 5-6 (November 2018).
  2. ^ The Andorra v Georgia match, originally scheduled on 16 November 2018, was moved to the previous day at the same time to allow for an equal rest period.[17]

References

  1. ^ "UEFA Nations League receives associations' green light". UEFA. 27 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Regulations of the UEFA Nations League 2018/19" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 28 September 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "UEFA Nations League format and schedule approved". UEFA.com. 4 December 2014.
  4. ^ "UEFA Nations League format and schedule confirmed". UEFA. 4 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Confirmed: How the UEFA Nations League will line up". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "National Team Coefficients Overview" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "UEFA Nations League draw seedings confirmed". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "UEFA Nations League format confirmed". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "All you need to know: UEFA Nations League draw". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "League Phase Draw Press Kit" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Group stage draw". UEFA.com. 24 January 2018.
  12. ^ "UEFA Nations League 2018/19 League Phase draw". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "UEFA Nations League 2018/19 - League Phase Draw Procedure" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "UEFA Nations League calendar: all the fixtures". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "UEFA Nations League 2018/19: Fixtures List - League Phase" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Summary UEFA Nations League D - Group 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ Mamulashvili, Merab (8 February 2018). " , ?-? ? ?" [At the request of Georgia, UEFA has rescheduled the Nations League]. 1tv.ge (in Georgian). First Channel. Archived from the original on 2 November 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Summary UEFA Nations League D - Group 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Summary UEFA Nations League D - Group 3". Soccerway. Retrieved 2018.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Summary UEFA Nations League D - Group 4". Soccerway. Retrieved 2018.
  21. ^ "2018/19 UEFA Nations League rankings" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  22. ^ "UEFA Nations League solidarity and bonus fees". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 23 March 2018. Retrieved 2018.

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