Greece to find out UEFA Nations League opponents on Wednesday
On Wednesday, Greece will find out their opponents in the first edition of the UEFA Nations League.
UEFA’s newest international competition, the UEFA Nations League, will officially enter the world of football as the draw for the competition will take place in Switzerland on Wednesday at 1:00 PM (local Greek time). Europe’s 55 teams have been separated into four leagues with Greece set to partake in League C as Europe’s 29th best team (based on UEFA Rankings).
Fourteen others teams have been placed in League C with Greece including: Hungary, Romania, Scotland, Slovenia, Serbia, Albania, Norway, Montenegro, Israel, Bulgaria, Finland, Cyprus, Estonia, and Lithuania. The 15 teams in League C will be drawn into three groups of four teams and a group of three teams. The 15 teams have been separated into four pots for Wednesday’s draw (see below) and a team from each pot will be drawn into one of the four League C groups. Teams within the same pot cannot be drawn in the same group (Greece will be placed with an opponent from Pot 1, Pot 3, and possibly Pot 4).
Pot 1: Hungary, Romania, Scotland, Slovenia
Pot 2: Greece, Serbia, Albania, Norway
Pot 3: Montenegro, Israel, Bulgaria, Finland
Pot 4: Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania
The winner of each group within League C (four teams) will gain promotion to League B for the second edition of the competition in 2020/21 while the last placed team from each group will be demoted to League D. More importantly, these four teams will have secured a place in the EURO 2020 qualifying playoffs (to be held in March 2020), which will serve as a second chance opportunity for teams that do not qualify for EURO 2020 via the qualifying process. For a complete format of the UEFA Nations League and EURO 2020 qualifying visit here.
The UEFA Nations League matches will kick off after the FIFA World Cup in Russia starting on September 6, 2018 and will conclude on November 20, 2018. EURO 2020 qualifying will begin in March 2019, after the UEFA Nations League.