UEFA has divided their 55 member countries into four divisions called as the ‘Leagues’. They introduced 12 teams in ‘League A’, 12 teams in ‘League B’, 15 teams in ‘League C’, and 16 teams in ‘League D’. The authorities then divided each of these leagues into four groups having at least three participating countries. All the teams are participating in this UEFA Nations League are playing on the ‘Promotion-Relegation’ basis, means the top means will qualify in the higher league and the lowest performing teams will be demoted to lower leagues.
Four top-positioned countries of each group of ‘League A’ i.e. Georgia, Belarus, Kosovo, and Macedonia, have earned their promotion this year and will participate in the ‘League A’ of the next edition’s UEFA Nations League. The relegated teams of ‘League C’ this year will fill up the vacant places of ‘League D’ in the upcoming edition. And, here goes the detailed standing of ‘League D’ as of the beginning of the final round.
|Rank||Country||Matches||Win||Draw||Loss||Goals For||Goals Against||Goal Difference||Points|
UEFA has chosen 16 member-countries this year according to their recent UEFA rankings and coefficient to participate in the ‘League D’ of the UEFA Nations League. They then divided those 16 countries in 4 pots with each pot having four teams. They first announced the seeding pots of ‘League D’ on 7th December 2017, and then organized the draw of the league phase on 24th January 2018 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.
UEFA rankings and coefficients of ‘League D’ teams
|UEFA Ranking||Country||UEFA Coefficient||Seeding Pot|
|46||Faroe Islands||15,490||Pot 2|
|54||San Marino||8,190||Pot 4|