- 18 Oct 2017 9:00 AM
Each of UEFA’s 55 member countries will compete in the new competition, being split into four divisions – A, B, C, and D, with the four league winners earning the right to play at UEFA Euro 2020. Seeds 1-12 will play in League A, seeds 13-24 in League B, seeds 25-29 in League C, and seeds 40-55 in League D.
Each League will be split into four mini-groups of three or four teams, the matches of which shall be played in September, October and November 2018 with teams playing each other at home and away.
The new competition will also see promotion and relegation, with the four group-winners in leagues B, C, and D moving up a division for the next edition of the competition, and the four bottom teams in their respective groups in leagues A, B, and C being relegated to the league below.
In March 2020 the four group winners at each division level will play semi-finals and a final to decide the final four remaining places at Euro 2020 for those teams who have failed to qualify via the top two places in the traditional qualification groups, which will come to a close in autumn 2019.
Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, France, England, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Iceland, Croatia, Netherlands
Austria, Wales, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, Ireland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Turkey
Pot 1: Hungary, Romania, Scotland, Slovenia
Pot 2: Greece, Serbia, Albania, Norway
Pot 3: Montenegro, Israel, Bulgaria, Finland
Pot 4: Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania
Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Latvia, Faroe Islands, Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Liechtenstein, Malta, Andorra, Kosovo, San Marino, Gibraltar