Tie rules for 2022-23 groups


New Delhi: The biggest question when watching the UEFA Nations League is what happens if two or more teams in the Nations League group are locked on the same point?

The 2022-23 Nations League is nearing the end of the competition’s group stage with teams fighting for promotion and relegation, if not a place in the final.

Of the 55 teams divided into four leagues, there are 16 teams in the A, B and C leagues with four groups of four. In the D-League, the remaining seven teams are divided into two groups, one of which has three teams. The seeding of all teams was done based on the ranking of the previous edition. This can also play a role in decision-making if necessary.

All teams play home and away matches in a round robin format to determine their position in their respective groups in each league, with the four group winners from the A-League qualifying for the final.

Here is a list of all UEFA Nations League rules

If two or more teams in a group are locked on the same point at the end of the group stage games, the following tie criteria will decide who advances:

1. The team with more points in matches played against each other

2. Better goal difference in games played between teams tied for points

3. More goals scored in matches between the teams participating in the tiebreak

4. Criteria 1-3 were re-applied exclusively to matches between teams still not separated by criteria 1-3 to obtain their final ranking. Otherwise, criteria 5-11 apply

5. Superior goal difference in all group games

6. The team that scored more goals in all group games

7. Higher number of away goals in all group matches

8. The team with more wins wins all group games

9. Greater number of away wins in all group matches

10. Team with lower disciplinary points in all group games (1 point for one yellow card, 3 points for red card for two yellow cards, 3 points for straight red card, 4 points for yellow card followed by straight red card)

11. Position on the Nations League 2022-23 entry list

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