Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

UEFA Nations League: How it works, format, structure and so on

Joe Ledley and Co stretch out during agility drills on Monday at their Vale Resort training base Joe Ledley and Co stretch out during agility drills on Monday at their Vale Resort training base
Eugene Bates | 07 September, 2018, 08:47

We have important fixtures ahead with the Nations League, and we will prepare the team for the challenge. Thursday's game against France will be a chance for Manchester City's Leroy Sane to prove to Low what a mistake it was, leaving him at home for the World Cup.

Uefa Nations League - a welcome addition or calendar clutter?

The draw has split the 55 Uefa nations into four Leagues by their ranking (A, B, C, and D), and four groups (1, 2, 3 and 4) which have either three or four teams.

"These matches are relevant for every single market so you optimize in each market", UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein has said.

Harry Maguire isn't the only one to find the format "confusing", but once understood the Nations League is clearly a good idea and promises to be a competitive tournament with big games and big prizes.

France's Alphonse Areola and Lucas Hernandez in action with Germany's Ilkay Gundogan. Three players, Thilo Kehrer, Nico Schulz and Kai Havertz, will have their first chance to earn their global debut. "Come Saturday, we'll be ready and give everything to do that".

"We're a more respected team now, after the World Cup, but the hardest thing now is to maintain that respect", the Tottenham midfielder talkSPORT and BBC Radio 5Live.

"It's not going to change our way of preparing for matches and how we get on as a group", said Varane.

"France isn't just any old team".

If there is doubt and uncertainty surrounding the Germany camp following their World Cup exploits, France enter the match quite the opposite after their hugely successful time in Russian Federation.

Despite their contrasting fortunes in Russian Federation, both teams still have the same managers at the helm with Didier Deschamps and Joachim Loew leading France and Germany respectively. Teams that miss out on qualification through that route, can make it to the final four spots on the basis of their positions in their respective group i.e., if they are the highest placed side in their group, they will get a spot in the Euros.

"It's a galvanising effect to have this title, in terms of confidence". Simple. Just have the last two world champions open up the tournament in a top-notch stadium.

France builds off its post-World Cup momentum to defeat a German team looking to find itself after its frightful showing in Russian Federation. It's quite the opposite.

"With all the positive aspects being world champion has brought, on the sporting front but also from a human and psychological standpoint, it's a huge boost".

Die Nationalmannschaft' are without Mesut Ozil, who has retired from global duty following the World Cup due to the fallout over his meeting with Turkish President Erdogan.

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