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UEFA Nations League: Tie-breaker rules for 2022-23 groups explained

The 2022-23 Nations League is moving towards the end of the group stage of the competition and here are all the rules:-

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New Delhi: The biggest question while watching the UEFA Nations League is, what happens in the event two teams or more teams in a Nations League group are locked on equal points?

The 2022-23 Nations League is moving towards the end of the group stage of the competition with teams fighting for promotion and relegation, if not a spot in the finals.

Of the 55 teams divided into four leagues, Leagues A, B and C have 16 teams with four groups of four each. While, League D has the remaining seven teams two groups, one containing three teams. The seeding of all the teams was done on the basis of their ranking in the previous edition. This may also play a role in the tie-breakers if required.

All teams play home and away games in the round-robin format to determine their standing in their respective groups in each of the leagues, with the four group winners from League A qualifying for the finals.

Here is the list of all rules for UEFA Nations League

If two or more teams in a group are locked on equal points at the end of their group phase games, the following tie-breaking criteria will decide who moves forward:

1. The team who has more points in the matches played among themselves

2. Better goal difference in the games played among the teams locked on points

3. More goals scored in the matches among the teams involved in the tie breaker

4. Criteria 1 to 3 reapplied exclusively to the matches between the teams still not separated by criteria 1 to 3, in order to derive their final ranking, failing which criteria 5 to 11 will apply

5. Superior goal difference in all group games

6. The team that scored more goals in all group games

7. Higher number of away goals scored in all group fixtures

8. The team with more wins in all group games

9. Higher number of away wins in all group matches

10. The team with lower disciplinary points in all of the group games (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card)

11. Position in the 2022-23 Nations League access list

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