The Nations League 2020-21 already has its final draw . The 55 teams that started the adventure have already taken their place after six intense days fighting from one end of Europe to another in the middle of the pandemic. The coronavirus has been the protagonist in the groups. But many studs and scribbles later, the League of Nations already has its final four drawn, its promotions and its relegations definitively.
Italy and Belgium joined Spain and France in the final phase to be played between October 6 and 10 next year. None of the four teams that fought for the title in 2019 in Portugal repeat: Switzerland, Holland, England and the host, who was champion, were left by the way. There will be four newcomers … and a new winner who will expand his record.
Italy and Belgium do not fail
Group 1 of League A was more compressed than any other. Three teams entered the last day with options … but Italy did not fail. The ‘Azzurra’ won (0-2) in Bosnia and bought their ticket for the ‘final four’.
The options of Holland and Poland evaporated, who faced the last act one and two points behind the transalpine leadership waiting for a failure that did not come. The victory of the ‘Oranje’ (1-2) in Polish lands was not enough. Yes it was that of a Belgium that did not slip against Denmark . Roberto Martínez’s team, who on the penultimate day left England by the wayside, defeated Denmark (4-2) in Brussels and sealed their classification in group 2.
Promotions and demotions
Bosnia, Iceland, Sweden and Switzerland or Ukraine – UEFA must decide in this match postponed by COVID-19 positives in Shevchenko’s team – they leave a League A to which Gareth Bale’s Wales, the Czech Republic, Hungary are promoted and Austria , which left Odegaard and Haaland’s Norway -pichichi ‘of the Nations with six goals- in the B. UEFA decided that the Norwegians lost their postponed clash against Romania 3-0 due to the positive in their squad. A hard knock. Caparros’s Armenia, Oblak’s Slovenia, Albania and Montenegro rise from a C to which Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Turkey fall , which went from opting for promotion … to going down. Jovic, with his double in the Serbian hand to Russia, saved his country.Gibraltar and the Faroe Islands achieved the spoils of going up to League C and their two holes in D will be filled by Cyprus, Estonia, Kazakhstan or Moldova after a two-legged tie to avoid burning in March 2022.2022 World Play-offThe two best teams of this Nations that have won their groups and do not qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup in the qualifying rounds that start in March 2021 will have their place in the play-offs in this way. Quite a prize.