Will England and home nations be relegated or promoted in Nations League?

Relegation or promotion? England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Republic of Ireland to learn Nations League fates in upcoming clashes

  • UEFA Nations League group clashes take place between 15th-20th November
  • League A side England still have a chance to make Nations League semi-finals
  • Wales are the only side not facing relegation among the home nations

Harry Olsen For Mailonline

The UEFA Nations League group clashes are drawing to an end.

England are still in contention to make the semi-finals if Croatia can win/draw against Spain and lose to the Gareth Southgate’s side.

Wales and Scotland are in contention to be promoted to League A and B respectively with Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland fighting to avoid relegation.

Sportsmail provide you with all the outcomes for England making the semi-finals and whether or not for Wales, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be promoted or relegated as UEFA Nations League draws to an end for League B, C and D.

Final games of UEFA Nations League group clashes take place between 15-20 November

Final games of UEFA Nations League group clashes take place between 15-20 November

England 

Group A4 Fixtures 

Croatia vs Spain – 15 November

England vs Croatia – 18 November 

Croatia win both games:

England relegated to League B.

Croatia lose against Spain but win against England:

Croatia would be above England on points in head-to-head matches among tied teams. RESULT: England relegated

Croatia win/draw against Spain but lose against England:

England head to final four competition (England ahead on away goals vs Spain).

Northern Ireland (can’t be promoted)

Group B3 Fixtures

Austria vs Bosnia and Herzegonia – 15 November

N. Ireland vs Austria – 18 November

Austria win one game:

Northern Ireland relegated to League C.

Austria lose both games: 

N.Ireland will stay in League B if they have higher goal difference in head-to-head tied matches following the criteria list above until one team is relegated. 

Wales and Republic of Ireland

Group B4 Fixtures 

Wales vs Denmark – 16 November

Denmark vs Rep of Ireland – 19 November 

Wales win to Denmark:

Wales promoted to League A. 

Wales lose to Denmark:

Wales remain in League B and Ireland relegated to League C.

Denmark draw with Wales and win against Ireland:

Wales remain in league B and Republic of Ireland relegated to League C.

Denmark draw with Wales and lose against Ireland:

Wales promoted to League A and Ireland relegated in League C.

Denmark draw both games:

Wales promoted to League A and Republic of Ireland relegated. 

Denmark lose both games:

Republic of Ireland not relegated as they beat Denmark on head-to-head matches.

Scotland 

Group C1 Fixtures 

Albania vs Scotland – 17 November

Scotland vs Israel – 20 November 

Scotland win against Israel and win/draw against Albania:

Scotland promoted to League B.

Scotland win to Albania but lose/draw to Israel:

Scotland remain in League C.

Scotland win to Israel but lose to Albania:

Scotland will be promoted to League B if they have higher goal difference in head-to-head tied matches following the criteria list above until one team is promoted. 

Scotland lose both games:

Scotland relegated to League D.

How are teams that finish level on points sorted in UEFA Nations League?

UEFA Nations League teams that finished level on the same points in the group stages are sorted by the following criteria:

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams
  4. Away goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams
  5. Goal difference in all group matches
  6. Goals scored in all group matches
  7. Away goals scored in all group matches
  8. Wins in all group matches
  9. Away wins in all group matches
  10. Disciplinary points (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card)
  11. UEFA club coefficient

 


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