Article 19 League and overall rankings - Nations League

Regulations of the UEFA Nations League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Category
National teams
Subject
UNL
Edition
2022/23
Language
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
1 October 2021
19.01

At the conclusion of the league phase, individual league rankings (see Annex D) are established according to the following criteria, in the order given:

  1. position in the group;

  2. higher number of points;

  3. superior goal difference;

  4. higher number of goals scored;

  5. higher number of away goals scored;

  6. higher number of wins;

  7. higher number of away wins;

  8. lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received by players and team officials (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points);

  9. position in the 2022/23 UEFA Nations League Access List (see Annex C).

19.02

To rank the teams in League D, which is composed of different sized groups, the results against the fourth-placed team are not taken into account for the purposes of comparing teams placed first, second and third in their respective group.

19.03

At the conclusion of the league phase, the overall 2022/23 UEFA Nations League rankings (see Annex D) are established as follows:

  1. The 16 League A teams are ranked 1st to 16th according to their league rankings.

  2. The 16 League B teams are ranked 17th to 32th according to their league rankings.

  3. The 16 League C teams are ranked 33th to 48th according to their league rankings.

  4. The 7 League D teams are ranked 49th to 55th according to their league rankings.

19.04

The final results of the finals are impacted on the overall 2022/23 UEFA Nations League rankings as follows:

  1. the winner is ranked 1st;

  2. the runner-up is ranked 2nd;

  3. the third-placed team is ranked 3rd;

  4. the fourth-placed team is ranked 4th.

19.05

Promotion and relegation between the four leagues takes effect for the next edition of the competition as follows:

  1. The four group winners in Leagues B, C and the two group winners in League D are promoted to the next league up.

  2. The four fourth-placed teams in Leagues A and B are relegated to the next league down.

  3. The four fourth-placed teams in League C take part in the play-outs. The two defeated teams of those play-outs are relegated to League D.