2020-21 UEFA Nations League D
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2020%E2%80%9321 UEFA Nations League D

2020-21 UEFA Nations League D
Tournament details
Dates
Teams7
Promoted Faroe Islands
 Gibraltar
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored32 (1.78 per match)
Attendance2,218 (123 per match)
Top scorer(s)Faroe Islands Klæmint Olsen )
2018-19
2022-23

The 2020-21 UEFA Nations League D was the fourth and lowest division of the 2020-21 edition of the UEFA Nations League, the second season of the international football competition involving the men's national teams of the 55 member associations of UEFA.[1]

Format

Following a format change from the first season, League D was reduced from 16 to 7 teams.[2] The league consisted of the lowest ranked UEFA members from 49-55 in the 2018-19 UEFA Nations League overall ranking, who were split into two groups (one group of four teams and one group of three teams). Each team played four or six matches within their group, using the home-and-away round-robin format on double matchdays in September, October and November 2020.[3] The winners of both groups were promoted to the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League C.[4]

Teams

Team changes

The following were the team changes of League D from the 2018-19 season:

Outgoing
Promoted to
Nations League C
Group winners: Following format change:

The following team changes were initially set to occur in League D, but did not after no teams were relegated due to the format change by UEFA:

Incoming
Initially relegated from
Nations League C

Seeding

In the 2020-21 access list, UEFA ranked teams based on the 2018-19 Nations League overall ranking.[5][6] The seeding pots for the league phase were confirmed 4 December 2019,[7] and were based on the access list ranking.[4][8]

Pot 1
Team Rank
 Gibraltar 49
 Faroe Islands 50
 Latvia 51
 Liechtenstein 52
Pot 2
Team Rank
 Andorra 53
 Malta 54
 San Marino 55

The draw for the league phase took place at the Beurs van Berlage Conference Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 3 March 2020, 18:00 CET.[9][10][11][12] Group D1 contained two teams from Pot 1 and two teams from Pot 2, while Group D2 contained two teams from Pot 1 and one team from Pot 2.

Groups

The original fixture list was confirmed by UEFA on 3 March 2020 following the draw.[13] On 17 June 2020, the UEFA Executive Committee adjusted the league phase schedule for October and November 2020 to allow for the completion of the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs.[14][15] Following the change, a revised schedule for the October and November 2020 fixtures was released by UEFA on 26 June 2020.[16][17]

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 Faroe Islands Malta Latvia Andorra
1  Faroe Islands (P) 6 3 3 0 9 5 +4 12 Promotion to League C 3-2 1-1 2-0
2  Malta 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2 9 1-1 1-1 3-1
3  Latvia 6 1 4 1 8 4 +4 7 1-1 0-1 0-0
4  Andorra 6 0 2 4 1 11 −10 2 0-1 0-0 0-5
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(P) Promoted.

Malta 1-1 Latvia
Report


Latvia 0-1 Malta
Report

Malta 3-1 Andorra
Report

Group 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion Gibraltar Liechtenstein San Marino
1  Gibraltar (P) 4 2 2 0 3 1 +2 8 Promotion to League C 1-1 1-0
2  Liechtenstein 4 1 2 1 3 2 +1 5 0-1 0-0
3  San Marino 4 0 2 2 0 3 −3 2 0-0 0-2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(P) Promoted.

Attendance: 50[35]
Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)




Goalscorers

There were 32 goals scored in 18 matches, for an average of 1.78 goals per match.

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Overall ranking

The seven League D teams were ranked 49th to 55th overall in the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League according to the following rules:[4][40]

  • The teams finishing first in the groups were ranked 49th to 50th according to the results of the league phase, not taking into account results against the fourth-placed team.
  • The teams finishing second in the groups were ranked 51st to 52nd according to the results of the league phase, not taking into account results against the fourth-placed team.
  • The teams finishing third in the groups were ranked 53rd to 54th according to the results of the league phase, not taking into account results against the fourth-placed team.
  • The team finishing fourth in Group D1 was ranked 55th.
Rnk Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
49 D2  Gibraltar 4 2 2 0 3 1 +2 8
50 D1  Faroe Islands 4 1 3 0 6 5 +1 6
51 D2  Liechtenstein 4 1 2 1 3 2 +1 5
52 D1  Malta 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 5
53 D1  Latvia 4 0 3 1 3 4 −1 3
54 D2  San Marino 4 0 2 2 0 3 −3 2
55 D1  Andorra 6 0 2 4 1 11 −10 2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Ranking criteria

Notes

  1. ^ CEST (UTC+2) for matchdays 1-4 (September and October 2020), CET (UTC+1) for matchdays 5-6 (November 2020).
  2. ^ a b c d e Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, all matches scheduled for September 2020 were played behind closed doors.[19][20]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the match was played behind closed doors.
  4. ^ The San Marino v Liechtenstein match, originally scheduled to be played at San Marino Stadium, Serravalle, was later moved to Stadio Romeo Neri, Rimini in Italy. The late move came after the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, which Liechtenstein follows for anti-contagion measures, as of 7 September 2020 included San Marino among the countries for which there is a mandatory quarantine period upon re-entry into one's own state. The match was therefore moved to Italy, in nearby Rimini.[33][34]

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