Nations League: Wales to face Denmark and the Republic of Ireland

Football – UEFA Nations League Draw
Sion Richards

Sion Richards

Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018, 12:10

The groups for the inaugural UEFA Nations League competition were held today (24 January), with Wales facing Denmark and the Republic of Ireland in League B, group 4.

The Nations League
All the UEFA countries are split in to four leagues based on their Fifa rankings.

Wales are in League B – the second level. All the leagues are split in to groups of three of four teams – with all the teams playing each other twice between September and November 2018.

The group winners will gain promotion and the last placed teams will be relegated in each group – so Wales can gain promotion into League A with Europe’s elite countries… or fall one level into League C.

The four highest placed teams in League A will compete against each other in a semi-final and final round to compete for the Nations League first winners in June 2019.

Now at the important bit: if Wales do not qualify for Euro 2020 through the Euro qualifiers, then the side’s position in the Nations League will take president in gaining a place in the Euro 2020 play-offs.