2022–23 UEFA Nations League

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2022–23 UEFA Nations League
Tournament details
DatesLeague phase:
1 June – 27 September 2022
Nations League Finals:
14–18 June 2023
Relegation play-outs:
21–26 March 2024
Teams55
Final positions
Champions Spain (1st title)
Runners-up Croatia
Third place Italy
Fourth place Netherlands
Tournament statistics
Matches played162
Goals scored425 (2.62 per match)
Attendance3,225,868 (19,913 per match)
Top scorer(s)Norway Erling Haaland
Serbia Aleksandar Mitrović
(6 goals each)

The 2022–23 UEFA Nations League was the third season of the UEFA Nations League, an international association football competition involving the men's national teams of the 55 member associations of UEFA. The competition was held from June to September 2022 (league phase), June 2023 (Nations League Finals), and March 2024 (relegation play-outs).

Following their win in 2021, defending champions France were unable to retain their title in the finals after finishing third in their group.

Spain won the final against Croatia, 5–4 on penalties following a 0–0 draw after extra time, for their first UEFA Nations League title.

Format

The 55 UEFA national teams were divided into four leagues, with Leagues A, B, and C featuring 16 teams each, divided into four groups of four teams. League D featured seven teams divided into two groups, with one containing four teams and the other containing three. The teams were allocated to leagues based on the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League overall ranking. Each team played six matches within their group, except for one group in League D which played four, using the home-and-away round-robin format in June (four matchdays) and September 2022 (two matchdays).

In the top division, League A, teams competed to become the UEFA Nations League champions. The four group winners of League A qualified for the Nations League Finals in June 2023, which was played in a knockout format, consisting of the semi-finals, third place play-off, and final. The semi-final pairings, along with the administrative home teams for the third place play-off and final, were determined using a draw. The host country was selected among the four qualified teams by the UEFA Executive Committee, with the winners of the final crowned as the Nations League champions.

Teams also competed for promotion and relegation to a higher or lower league. The group winners in Leagues B, C, and D were promoted, while the last-placed teams of each group in Leagues A and B were relegated. As League C had four groups while League D had only two, the League C team that was to be relegated was determined by relegation play-outs in March 2024.

Originally, the play-outs would have involved all four of the fourth-placed League C teams, with the two losers being relegated to League D. However, due to the ongoing suspension of Russia from all UEFA competitions, the league allocation for the 2024–25 UEFA Nations League was changed so that only one team would be relegated to League D, ensuring that League C would still consist of 16 teams. Based on the Nations League overall ranking of the fourth-placed teams, the two worst-ranked teams qualified for the play-outs.

The tie was played over two legs, with the higher-ranked team hosting the second leg. The team that scored more goals on aggregate over the two legs remained in League C, while the loser was relegated to League D. If the aggregate score was level, extra time was played without the away goals rule. If the score remained level after extra time, a penalty shoot-out was used to decide the winner.

Tiebreakers for group ranking

If two or more teams in the same group were equal on points on completion of the league phase, the following tie-breaking criteria were applied:

  1. Higher number of points obtained in the matches played among the teams in question;
  2. Superior goal difference in matches played among the teams in question;
  3. Higher number of goals scored in the matches played among the teams in question;
  4. If, after having applied criteria 1 to 3, teams still had an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 were reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure did not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 11 applied;
  5. Superior goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches;
  7. Higher number of away goals scored in all group matches;
  8. Higher number of wins in all group matches;
  9. Higher number of away wins in all group matches;
  10. Lower disciplinary points total in all group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card due to two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card).
  11. Position in the 2022–23 UEFA Nations League access list.

Notes

  1. ^ When there were two or more teams tied in points, criteria 1 to 3 were applied. After these criteria were applied, they may have defined the position of some of the teams involved, but not all of them. For example, if there was a three-way tie on points, the application of the first three criteria may only break the tie for one of the teams, leaving the other two teams still tied. In this case, the tiebreaking procedure was resumed, from the beginning, for those teams that were still tied.

Criteria for league ranking

Individual league rankings were established according to the following criteria:

  1. Position in the group;
  2. Higher number of points;
  3. Superior goal difference;
  4. Higher number of goals scored;
  5. Higher number of goals scored away from home;
  6. Higher number of wins;
  7. Higher number of wins away from home;
  8. Lower disciplinary points total (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card due to two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card).
  9. Position in the 2022–23 UEFA Nations League access list.

To rank teams in Leagues B and D, which were composed of different sized groups, the results against the fourth-placed teams in these leagues were not taken into account when comparing teams placed first, second and third in their respective groups.

The ranking of the top 4 teams in League A was determined by their finish in the Nations League Finals.

Criteria for overall ranking

The overall UEFA Nations League rankings were established as follows:

  1. The 16 League A teams were ranked 1st to 16th according to their league rankings.
  2. The 16 League B teams were ranked 17th to 32nd according to their league rankings.
  3. The 16 League C teams were ranked 33rd to 48th according to their league rankings.
  4. The 7 League D teams were ranked 49th to 55th according to their league rankings.

UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying

The 2022–23 UEFA Nations League was linked with UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying, providing teams another chance to qualify for UEFA Euro 2024.

The Euro 2024 qualifying group stage took place from March to November 2023, deciding 20 of the 23 teams that advanced to the final tournament to join hosts Germany. The 53 teams were drawn into ten groups after the completion of the UEFA Nations League (seven groups of five teams and three groups of six teams, with the four participants in the 2023 UEFA Nations League Finals guaranteed to be drawn into groups of five teams), with the top two teams in each group qualifying. The draw seeding was based on the overall ranking of the Nations League.

Following the qualifying group stage, the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying play-offs took place in March 2024. The participants of the play-offs were not decided based on results from the qualifying group stage. Instead, twelve teams were selected based on their performance in the 2022–23 Nations League. These teams were divided into three paths, each containing four teams, with one team from each path qualifying for the final tournament. The group winners of Nations Leagues A, B, and C automatically qualified for the play-off path of their league unless they had already qualified for the final tournament via the qualifying group stage. If a group winner had already qualified through the qualifying group stage, they were replaced by the next best-ranked team in the same league. However, if there were not enough non-qualified teams in the same league, then the spot would go first to the best-ranked group winner of League D unless that team had already qualified for the final tournament. The remaining slots were then allocated to the next best team in the Nations League overall ranking, with the restriction that group winners of Leagues B and C could not face teams from a higher league.

The three play-off paths each featured two single-legged semi-finals and one single-legged final. In the semi-finals, the best-ranked team hosted the fourth-ranked team, and the second-ranked team hosted the third-ranked team. The host of each final was drawn between the winners of the semi-final pairings. The three play-off path winners joined the 20 teams that already qualified for the final tournament via the group stage.

Schedule

The schedule of the 2022–23 UEFA Nations League was as follows. Due to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar that took place at the end of the year, the league phase was played in June and September 2022.

Stage Round Dates
League phase Matchday 1 1–4 June 2022
Matchday 2 5–8 June 2022
Matchday 3 9–11 June 2022
Matchday 4 12–14 June 2022
Matchday 5 22–24 September 2022
Matchday 6 25–27 September 2022
Finals Semi-finals 14–15 June 2023
Third place play-off 18 June 2023
Final
Relegation play-outs First leg 21 March 2024
Second leg 26 March 2024

The fixture list was confirmed by UEFA on 17 December 2021, the day following the draw. The fixture list for groups A4 and B1 were amended due to the postponement of Path A of UEFA qualifying for the World Cup.

The relegation play-outs of League C were scheduled on the same dates as the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying play-offs. If one or more of the teams due to participate in the relegation play-outs had also qualified for the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying play-offs, the relegation play-outs would have been cancelled and the lowest-ranked team in League C Nations League overall ranking would have been automatically relegated.

Seeding

Map showing the leagues each national team participated in.  League A   League B   League C   League D

All 55 UEFA national teams entered the competition. The teams which finished bottom of their group in Leagues A and B, as well as the losers from the relegation play-outs of League C, from the 2020–21 season moved down a league, while the group winners of Leagues B, C, and D moved up. The remaining teams stayed in their respective leagues.

In the 2022–23 access list, UEFA ranked teams based on the 2020–21 Nations League overall ranking, with a slight modification: teams that were relegated in the previous season were ranked immediately below those who were promoted. The seeding pots for the league phase were based on the access list ranking. The seeding pots, draw procedure, and fixture list procedures were confirmed by the UEFA Executive Committee during their meeting in Chișinău, Moldova, on 22 September 2021.

Key
Rise Promoted in previous season after league phase
Fall Relegated in previous season after league phase
Fall* Relegated in previous season after relegation play-outs
League A
Pot Team Prv Rank
1  France (title holders) 1
 Spain 2
 Italy 3
 Belgium 4
2  Portugal 5
 Netherlands 6
 Denmark 7
 Germany 8
3  England 9
 Poland 10
  Switzerland 11
 Croatia 12
4  Wales Rise 13
 Austria Rise 14
 Czech Republic Rise 15
 Hungary Rise 16
League B
Pot Team Prv Rank
1  Ukraine Fall 17
 Sweden Fall 18
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Fall 19
 Iceland Fall 20
2  Finland 21
 Norway 22
 Scotland 23
 Russia 24
3  Israel 25
 Romania 26
 Serbia 27
 Republic of Ireland 28
4  Slovenia Rise 29
 Montenegro Rise 30
 Albania Rise 31
 Armenia Rise 32
League C
Pot Team Prv Rank
1  Turkey Fall 33
 Slovakia Fall 34
 Bulgaria Fall 35
 Northern Ireland Fall 36
2  Greece 37
 Belarus 38
 Luxembourg 39
 North Macedonia 40
3  Lithuania 41
 Georgia 42
 Azerbaijan 43
 Kosovo 44
4  Kazakhstan 45
 Cyprus 46
 Gibraltar Rise 47
 Faroe Islands Rise 48
League D
Pot Team Prv Rank
1  Estonia Fall* 49
 Moldova Fall* 50
 Liechtenstein 51
 Malta 52
2  Latvia 53
 San Marino 54
 Andorra 55
  1. ^ a b c d The identity of the winners and losers of the League C relegation play-outs (involving Cyprus, Estonia, Kazakhstan and Moldova) was unknown at the time of the draw.

The draw for the league phase took place at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on 16 December 2021, 18:00 CET. The draw, originally planned to take place in Montreux, was held behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the league phase would be played in June and September 2022, no winter venue restrictions were applied in the draw. For political reasons, Russia and Ukraine (due to the Russian military intervention in Ukraine) could not be drawn into the same group. Due to restrictions of excessive travel, any group could contain a maximum of one of the following pairs: Andorra and Kazakhstan, Malta and Kazakhstan, Northern Ireland and Kazakhstan, Gibraltar and Azerbaijan, Armenia and Iceland, Israel and Iceland.

League A

Group A1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation Croatia Denmark France Austria
1  Croatia 6 4 1 1 8 6 +2 13 Qualification for Nations League Finals 2–1 1–1 0–3
2  Denmark 6 4 0 2 9 5 +4 12 0–1 2–0 2–0
3  France 6 1 2 3 5 7 −2 5 0–1 1–2 2–0
4  Austria (R) 6 1 1 4 6 10 −4 4 Relegation to League B 1–3 1–2 1–1
Source: UEFA
(R) Relegated

Group A2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation Spain Portugal Switzerland Czech Republic
1  Spain 6 3 2 1 8 5 +3 11 Qualification for Nations League Finals 1–1 1–2 2–0
2  Portugal 6 3 1 2 11 3 +8 10 0–1 4–0 2–0
3   Switzerland 6 3 0 3 6 9 −3 9 0–1 1–0 2–1
4  Czech Republic (R) 6 1 1 4 5 13 −8 4 Relegation to League B 2–2 0–4 2–1
Source: UEFA
(R) Relegated

Group A3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation Italy Hungary Germany England
1  Italy 6 3 2 1 8 7 +1 11 Qualification for Nations League Finals 2–1 1–1 1–0
2  Hungary 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10 0–2 1–1 1–0
3  Germany 6 1 4 1 11 9 +2 7 5–2 0–1 1–1
4  England (R) 6 0 3 3 4 10 −6 3 Relegation to League B 0–0 0–4 3–3
Source: UEFA
(R) Relegated

Group A4

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation Netherlands Belgium Poland Wales
1  Netherlands 6 5 1 0 14 6 +8 16 Qualification for Nations League Finals 1–0 2–2 3–2
2  Belgium 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 10 1–4 6–1 2–1
3  Poland 6 2 1 3 6 12 −6 7 0–2 0–1 2–1
4  Wales (R) 6 0 1 5 6 11 −5 1 Relegation to League B 1–2 1–1 0–1
Source: UEFA
(R) Relegated

Nations League Finals

The four nations from Group A4 (Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and Wales) bid to host the Nations League Finals. As the nation that qualified for the finals, the Netherlands was granted hosting rights. The semi-final pairings were determined by means of an open draw on 25 January 2023, 11:00 CET, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. For scheduling purposes, the host team was allocated to semi-final 1 as the administrative home team.

Bracket
 Semi-finalsFinal
       
 14 June – Rotterdam
 
  Netherlands2
 18 June – Rotterdam
  Croatia (a.e.t.)4
  Croatia0 (4)
 15 June – Enschede
  Spain (p)0 (5)
  Spain2
 
  Italy1
 Third place play-off
 
 18 June – Enschede
 
  Netherlands2
 
  Italy3
Semi-finals 14 June 2023 (2023-06-14)20:45
Netherlands 2–4 (a.e.t.) Croatia
Report
De Kuip, RotterdamAttendance: 39,359Referee: István Kovács (Romania) 15 June 2023 (2023-06-15)20:45
Spain 2–1 Italy
Report
De Grolsch Veste, EnschedeAttendance: 24,558Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia) Third-place play-off 18 June 2023 (2023-06-18)15:00
Netherlands 2–3 Italy
Report
De Grolsch Veste, EnschedeAttendance: 21,292Referee: Glenn Nyberg (Sweden) Final 18 June 2023 (2023-06-18)20:45
Croatia 0–0 (a.e.t.) Spain
Report
Penalties
4–5
De Kuip, RotterdamAttendance: 41,110Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)

Top goalscorers

There were 140 goals scored in 52 matches, for an average of 2.69 goals per match.

League A top goalscorers
Rank Player Goals
1 Belgium Michy Batshuayi 3
Croatia Luka Modrić
Netherlands Steven Bergwijn
Netherlands Memphis Depay
5 30 players 2

League B

Group B1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation Scotland Ukraine Republic of Ireland Armenia
1  Scotland (P) 6 4 1 1 11 5 +6 13 Promotion to League A 3–0 2–1 2–0
2  Ukraine 6 3 2 1 10 4 +6 11 0–0 1–1 3–0
3  Republic of Ireland 6 2 1 3 8 7 +1 7 3–0 0–1 3–2
4  Armenia (R) 6 1 0 5 4 17 −13 3 Relegation to League C 1–4 0–5 1–0
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

Group B2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation Israel Iceland Albania Russia
1  Israel (P) 4 2 2 0 8 6 +2 8 Promotion to League A 2–2 2–1 Canc.
2  Iceland 4 0 4 0 6 6 0 4 2–2 1–1 Canc.
3  Albania 4 0 2 2 4 6 −2 2 1–2 1–1 Canc.
4  Russia (R, D) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Banned from tournament Canc. Canc. Canc.
Source: UEFA
(D) Disqualified; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ On 2 May 2022, UEFA announced that Russia were suspended and automatically relegated to League C due to their country's invasion of Ukraine.

Group B3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation Bosnia and Herzegovina Finland Montenegro Romania
1  Bosnia and Herzegovina (P) 6 3 2 1 8 8 0 11 Promotion to League A 3–2 1–0 1–0
2  Finland 6 2 2 2 8 6 +2 8 1–1 2–0 1–1
3  Montenegro 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 7 1–1 0–2 2–0
4  Romania (R) 6 2 1 3 6 8 −2 7 Relegation to League C 4–1 1–0 0–3
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Montenegro 6, Romania 0.

Group B4

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation Serbia Norway Slovenia Sweden
1  Serbia (P) 6 4 1 1 13 5 +8 13 Promotion to League A 0–1 4–1 4–1
2  Norway 6 3 1 2 7 7 0 10 0–2 0–0 3–2
3  Slovenia 6 1 3 2 6 10 −4 6 2–2 2–1 0–2
4  Sweden (R) 6 1 1 4 7 11 −4 4 Relegation to League C 0–1 1–2 1–1
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

Top goalscorers

There were 112 goals scored in 42 matches, for an average of 2.67 goals per match.

League B top goalscorers
Rank Player Goals
1 Norway Erling Haaland 6
Serbia Aleksandar Mitrović
3 Montenegro Stefan Mugoša 4
4 Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Džeko 3
Finland Teemu Pukki
Slovenia Benjamin Šeško
Sweden Emil Forsberg
Ukraine Artem Dovbyk
9 15 players 2

League C

Group C1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification Turkey Luxembourg Faroe Islands Lithuania
1  Turkey (P) 6 4 1 1 18 5 +13 13 Promotion to League B 3–3 4–0 2–0
2  Luxembourg 6 3 2 1 9 7 +2 11 0–2 2–2 1–0
3  Faroe Islands 6 2 2 2 7 10 −3 8 2–1 0–1 2–1
4  Lithuania (O) 6 0 1 5 2 14 −12 1 Qualification for relegation play-outs 0–6 0–2 1–1
Source: UEFA
(O) Play-off winners; (P) Promoted

Group C2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion Greece Kosovo Northern Ireland Cyprus
1  Greece (P) 6 5 0 1 10 2 +8 15 Promotion to League B 2–0 3–1 3–0
2  Kosovo 6 3 0 3 11 8 +3 9 0–1 3–2 5–1
3  Northern Ireland 6 1 2 3 7 10 −3 5 0–1 2–1 2–2
4  Cyprus 6 1 2 3 4 12 −8 5 1–0 0–2 0–0
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head results. Overall goal difference was used as the tiebreaker.

Group C3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion Kazakhstan Azerbaijan Slovakia Belarus
1  Kazakhstan (P) 6 4 1 1 8 6 +2 13 Promotion to League B 2–0 2–1 2–1
2  Azerbaijan 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10 3–0 0–1 2–0
3  Slovakia 6 2 1 3 5 6 −1 7 0–1 1–2 1–1
4  Belarus 6 0 3 3 3 7 −4 3 1–1 0–0 0–1
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted

Group C4

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification Georgia (country) Bulgaria North Macedonia Gibraltar
1  Georgia (P) 6 5 1 0 16 3 +13 16 Promotion to League B 0–0 2–0 4–0
2  Bulgaria 6 2 3 1 10 8 +2 9 2–5 1–1 5–1
3  North Macedonia 6 2 1 3 7 7 0 7 0–3 0–1 4–0
4  Gibraltar (R) 6 0 1 5 3 18 −15 1 Qualification for relegation play-outs 1–2 1–1 0–2
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

Ranking of fourth-placed teams

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 C2  Cyprus 6 1 2 3 4 12 −8 5
2 C3  Belarus 6 0 3 3 3 7 −4 3
3 C1  Lithuania (O) 6 0 1 5 2 14 −12 1 Qualification for relegation play-outs
4 C4  Gibraltar (R) 6 0 1 5 3 18 −15 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Ranking criteria
(O) Play-off winners; (R) Relegated

Relegation play-outs

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Gibraltar  0–2  Lithuania 0–1 0–1

Top goalscorers

There were 129 goals scored in 50 matches, for an average of 2.58 goals per match.

League C top goalscorers
Rank Player Goals
1 Georgia (country) Khvicha Kvaratskhelia 5
Kosovo Vedat Muriqi
3 Luxembourg Gerson Rodrigues 4
Turkey Serdar Dursun
5 Bulgaria Kiril Despodov 3
Greece Anastasios Bakasetas
Kazakhstan Abat Aymbetov
Luxembourg Danel Sinani
9 15 players 2

League D

Group D1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion Latvia Moldova Andorra Liechtenstein
1  Latvia (P) 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7 13 Promotion to League C 1–2 3–0 1–0
2  Moldova 6 4 1 1 10 6 +4 13 2–4 2–1 2–0
3  Andorra 6 2 2 2 6 7 −1 8 1–1 0–0 2–1
4  Liechtenstein 6 0 0 6 1 11 −10 0 0–2 0–2 0–2
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head points (3). Head-to-head goal difference: Latvia +1, Moldova −1.

Group D2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion Estonia Malta San Marino
1  Estonia (P) 4 4 0 0 10 2 +8 12 Promotion to League C 2–1 2–0
2  Malta 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1 6 1–2 1–0
3  San Marino 4 0 0 4 0 9 −9 0 0–4 0–2
Source: UEFA
(P) Promoted

Top goalscorers

There were 44 goals scored in 18 matches, for an average of 2.44 goals per match.

League D top goalscorers
Rank Player Goals
1 Latvia Vladislavs Gutkovskis 5
2 Estonia Henri Anier 4
Latvia Jānis Ikaunieks
Moldova Ion Nicolaescu
5 Andorra Albert Rosas 2
Estonia Rauno Sappinen
Latvia Roberts Uldriķis
Moldova Victor Stînă
9 18 players 1

Overall ranking

The results of each team were used to calculate the overall ranking of the competition, which was used for seeding in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying group stage draw.

League A League B
Rnk Team Pld Pts
1  Spain 6 11
2  Croatia 6 13
3  Italy 6 11
4  Netherlands 6 16
5  Denmark 6 12
6  Portugal 6 10
7  Belgium 6 10
8  Hungary 6 10
9   Switzerland 6 9
10  Germany 6 7
11  Poland 6 7
12  France 6 5
13  Austria 6 4
14  Czech Republic 6 4
15  England 6 3
16  Wales 6 1
Source: UEFA
Rnk Team Pld Pts
17  Israel 4 8
18  Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 8
19  Serbia 4 7
20  Scotland 4 7
21  Finland 4 7
22  Ukraine 4 5
23  Iceland 4 4
24  Norway 4 4
25  Slovenia 4 5
26  Republic of Ireland 4 4
27  Albania 4 2
28  Montenegro 4 1
29  Romania 6 7
30  Sweden 6 4
31  Armenia 6 3
32  Russia 0 0
Source: UEFA
League C League D
Rnk Team Pld Pts
33  Georgia 6 16
34  Greece 6 15
35  Turkey 6 13
36  Kazakhstan 6 13
37  Luxembourg 6 11
38  Azerbaijan 6 10
39  Kosovo 6 9
40  Bulgaria 6 9
41  Faroe Islands 6 8
42  North Macedonia 6 7
43  Slovakia 6 7
44  Northern Ireland 6 5
45  Cyprus 6 5
46  Belarus 6 3
47  Lithuania 6 1
48  Gibraltar 6 1
Source: UEFA
Rnk Team Pld Pts
49  Estonia 4 12
50  Latvia 4 7
51  Moldova 4 7
52  Malta 4 6
53  Andorra 4 2
54  San Marino 4 0
55  Liechtenstein 6 0
Source: UEFA

Euro 2024 qualifying play-offs

Teams who were unsuccessful in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying group stage could still qualify for the final tournament via the play-offs. Leagues A, B, and C in the UEFA Nations League were each allocated one of the three remaining UEFA Euro 2024 places. Four teams who did not already qualify for the European Championship finals competed in the play-offs for each of those leagues, with the matches taking place in March 2024.

The team selection process, using a set of criteria, determined the twelve teams that would compete in the play-offs based on the Nations League overall rankings.

League A
Rank Team
1 GW  Spain
2 GW  Croatia
3 GW  Italy
4 GW  Netherlands
5  Denmark
6  Portugal
7  Belgium
8  Hungary
9   Switzerland
10  Germany
11  Poland
12  France
13  Austria
14  Czech Republic
15  England
16  Wales
League B
Rank Team
17 GW  Israel
18 GW  Bosnia and Herzegovina
19 GW  Serbia
20 GW  Scotland
21  Finland
22  Ukraine
23  Iceland
24  Norway
25  Slovenia
26  Republic of Ireland
27  Albania
28  Montenegro
29  Romania
30  Sweden
31  Armenia
32  Russia
League C
Rank Team
33 GW  Georgia
34 GW  Greece
35 GW  Turkey
36 GW  Kazakhstan
37  Luxembourg
38  Azerbaijan
39  Kosovo
40  Bulgaria
41  Faroe Islands
42  North Macedonia
43  Slovakia
44  Northern Ireland
45  Cyprus
46  Belarus
47  Lithuania
48  Gibraltar
League D
Rank Team
49 BD  Estonia
50  Latvia
51  Moldova
52  Malta
53  Andorra
54  San Marino
55  Liechtenstein

Key

Notes

  1. ^ League B was composed of different sized groups as Russia, drawn into Group B2, were disqualified from the competition.
  2. ^ Following the postponement of Path A of UEFA qualifying for the World Cup, UEFA reversed the Group B1 fixtures for matchdays 1 and 2. As part of the change, one fixture (Scotland v Ukraine) corresponding to Group B1's new matchday 1 was moved to 21 September 2022.

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