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 Thursday, October 12 2017 15:06
David Stepanyan

UEFA has dissolved Armenia and Azerbaijan in the League of Nations

UEFA has dissolved Armenia and Azerbaijan in the League of Nations

ArmInfo.The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has teamed up with the national teams of Armenia and Azerbaijan, which will not be included in the same grouping for the fourth division of the League of Nations.

According to the press service of UEFA, a similar decision was made  for Russia and Ukraine, whose national teams will not participate in  the same group of the second division of the League of Nations.

Following the qualifying matches of the group stage of the World Cup  in 2018 in the European zone, in the League of Nations of UEFA the  Armenian team will play in the fourth division D together with the  teams taking places from 40th to 50th. These are Azerbaijan,  Macedonia, Georgia, Belarus, the Faroe Islands, Latvia, Luxembourg,  Kazakhstan, Moldova, Liechtenstein, Malta, Kosovo, Andorra, San  Marino and Gibraltar.

Division B - teams, located on the lines from the 13th to the 24th:  Austria, Wales, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Ireland, Sweden, Northern  Ireland, Denmark, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic and Turkey.  In the division there will also be four groups of three teams.

The League of Nations was established at the UEFA Congress in the  spring of 2014. The purpose of the new tournament is to save teams  from friendly matches, which will be replaced by official meetings  with roughly equal opponents. The prize fund of the League of Nations  has not yet been named. The tournament will start in September 2018,  and its winner will be known in June 2019.

In total, the League of Nations will be 55, divided into four  divisions (A, B, C and D) of European teams.  In each division there  will be four groups, the draw of which will be held on January 24 in  the Swiss Lausanne. The divisions are formed on the basis of the  teams' positions in the rating of the national teams of UEFA, which  takes into account the results of the national teams in the  qualifying and final tournaments of the 2014 World Cup, the 2016  European Championship, and in the qualification of the 2018 World  Cup.





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