The Nations League draw for the 2024-25 males’s match takes place in Paris on Thursday from 17:00 GMT and you may comply with it with stay textual content on the BBC Sport web site.
Each European nation, bar the suspended Russia, is concerned – with Scotland the best ranked house nation concerned.
For the primary time the Scots are in League A, with relegated England and Wales in League B and Northern Eire in League C.
Who’s in it?
Pot 1: Spain, Croatia, Italy, Netherlands
Pot 2: Denmark, Portugal, Belgium, Hungary
Pot 3: Switzerland, Germany, Poland, France
Pot 4: Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Scotland
Pot 1: Austria, Czech Republic, England, Wales
Pot 2: Finland, Ukraine, Iceland, Norway
Pot 3: Slovenia, Republic of Eire, Albania, Montenegro
Pot 4: Georgia, Greece, Turkey, Kazakhstan
Pot 1: Romania, Sweden, Armenia, Luxembourg
Pot 2: Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Faroe Islands
Pot 3: North Macedonia, Slovakia, Northern Eire, Cyprus
Pot 4: Belarus, Lithuania/Gibraltar*, Estonia, Latvia
Pot 1: Lithuania/Gibraltar*, Moldova
Pot 2: Malta, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein
* Gibraltar and Lithuania face a play-out, successfully a relegation play-off to see who ends in Leagues C and D, in March 2024.
How does the draw work?
Leagues A, B and C all have 4 teams of 4 groups – with one drawn from every seeding pot into every group. Groups play one another house and away.
League D has two teams of three groups.
There are solely two restrictions on who can play who, as a result of lots of the prohibited fixtures are inconceivable due to leagues and pots.
Kazakhstan can solely be drawn in a bunch with a most of considered one of England, Wales, Republic of Eire or Iceland for extreme journey causes, whereas Armenia and Azerbaijan can’t be drawn collectively in League C for political causes.
When are the video games?
Every workforce in Leagues A, B and C play two group video games in September, two in October and two in November 2024.
Quite a lot of groups will play further video games in March 2025, with 4 groups within the Nations League finals in June 2025.
How does the match work?
The highest two groups from every group in League A go into two-legged quarter-finals in March, with the winners going into the final-four match in June.
The winner of that may declare the Uefa Nations League trophy.
The winners of every group in Leagues B, C and D are promoted to the next division. The groups who end backside of every group in Leagues A and B are relegated to a decrease division.
Groups who completed third of their teams in League A will face League B runners-ups – and League B’s third-placed groups will face League C runners-up – in two-legged promotion/relegation play-offs in March.
There may also be play-offs between the 2 finest fourth-placed groups in League C and the 2 runners-up in League D.
Europe’s 2026 World Cup qualifiers begin subsequent 12 months. The winners of every of these teams qualify routinely for the North American match, with the runners-up of every group getting into World Cup play-offs.
The 4 finest Nations League group winners who don’t qualify both of these methods may also go into the World Cup play-offs.
Why are Scotland above England?
Scotland received Group B1 final time to seal their promotion to League A for the primary time, whereas England dropped a division after ending backside of Group A3.
Wales have been additionally within the prime tier final time however completed backside of Group A4 with one level from six video games.
England and Wales can’t find yourself in the identical group, as they’re in the identical pot, however considered one of them might face the Republic of Eire, who’ve remained in League B because the competitors began up.
Northern Eire are in League C once more.