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

2020-21 UEFA Nations League B
Tournament details
Dates3 September - 18 November 2020
Teams16
2018-19
2022-23

The 2020-21 UEFA Nations League B is the second 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 B was expanded from 12 to 16 teams.[2] The league consists of UEFA members ranked from 17-32 in the 2018-19 UEFA Nations League overall ranking, split into four groups of four. Each team will play 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 each group will be promoted to the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League A, and the fourth-placed team of each group will be relegated to the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League C.[4]

Teams

Team changes

The following are the team changes of League B from the 2018-19 season:

Incoming
Promoted from
Nations League C
Group winners: Following format change:

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

Incoming
Initially relegated from
Nations League A
Outgoing
Initially relegated to
Nations League C

Seeding

In the 2020-21 access list, UEFA ranked teams based on the 2018-19 Nations League overall ranking, with a slight modification: teams that were originally relegated in the previous season were ranked immediately below teams promoted prior to the format change.[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
 Russia 17
 Austria 18
 Wales 19
 Czech Republic 20
Pot 2
Team Rank
 Scotland 21
 Norway 22
 Serbia 23
 Finland 24
Pot 3
Team Rank
 Slovakia 25
 Turkey 26
 Republic of Ireland 27
 Northern Ireland 28
Pot 4
Team Rank
 Bulgaria 29
 Israel 30
 Hungary 31
 Romania 32

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] Each group contains one team from each pot.

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 or relegation Austria Norway Northern Ireland Romania
1  Austria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to League A 18 Nov 15 Nov 7 Sep
2  Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Sep 14 Oct 11 Oct
3  Northern Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 Oct 7 Sep 18 Nov
4  Romania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to League C 14 Oct 15 Nov 4 Sep
First match(es) will be played on 4 September 2020. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers





Group 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation Czech Republic Scotland Slovakia Israel
1  Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to League A 7 Sep 18 Nov 15 Nov
2  Scotland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 Oct 11 Oct 4 Sep
3  Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Sep 15 Nov 14 Oct
4  Israel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to League C 11 Oct 18 Nov 7 Sep
First match(es) will be played on 4 September 2020. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers





Group 3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation Russia Serbia Turkey Hungary
1  Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to League A 3 Sep 11 Oct 14 Oct
2  Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 Nov 6 Sep 11 Oct
3  Turkey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 Nov 14 Oct 3 Sep
4  Hungary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to League C 6 Sep 15 Nov 18 Nov
First match(es) will be played on 3 September 2020. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers





Group 4

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation Wales Finland Republic of Ireland Bulgaria
1  Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to League A 18 Nov 15 Nov 6 Sep
2  Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 Sep 14 Oct 11 Oct
3  Republic of Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 Oct 6 Sep 18 Nov
4  Bulgaria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to League C 14 Oct 15 Nov 3 Sep
First match(es) will be played on 3 September 2020. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers





Overall ranking

The 16 League B teams will be ranked 17th to 32nd overall in the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League according to the following rules:[4]

  • The teams finishing first in the groups will be ranked 17th to 20th according to the results of the league phase.
  • The teams finishing second in the groups will be ranked 21st to 24th according to the results of the league phase.
  • The teams finishing third in the groups will be ranked 25th to 28th according to the results of the league phase.
  • The teams finishing fourth in the groups will be ranked 29th to 32nd according to the results of the league phase.
Rnk Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
17 1st best group 1st place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 2nd best group 1st place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 3rd best group 1st place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 4th best group 1st place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 1st best group 2nd place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 2nd best group 2nd place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 3rd best group 2nd place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 4th best group 2nd place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 1st best group 3rd place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 2nd best group 3rd place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 3rd best group 3rd place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 4th best group 3rd place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 1st best group 4th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 2nd best group 4th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 3rd best group 4th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 4th best group 4th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 3 September 2020. 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).

References

  1. ^ "UEFA Nations League receives associations' green light". UEFA. 27 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Format change for 2020/21 UEFA Nations League". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 September 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "UEFA Nations League: all you need to know". UEFA.com. 24 September 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Regulations of the UEFA Nations League, 2020/21" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 13 October 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "How the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League will line up". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 September 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "UEFA Nations League 2021/21 overall ranking" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 September 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "UEFA Executive Committee agenda for Nyon meeting". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "2020/21 UEFA Nations League - league phase draw procedure" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 December 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "League Phase Draw". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Game changer: group stage for UEFA Women's Champions League". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 December 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "2020/21 UEFA Nations League: League Phase draw". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "44th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Amsterdam". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 February 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "2020-21 UEFA Nations League fixture list" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 3 March 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ "Nations League group stage in September, October and November". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "UEFA competitions to resume in August". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ "Nations League group stage in September, October and November". UEFA.com. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ "2020/21 Nations League: All the confirmed fixtures". UEFA.com. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 2020.

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