UEFA Nations League prize money distribution and breakdown 2023!
UEFA Nations League prize money 2023 distribution and breakdown? Nations League prize money? How much will the winner of the Nations League earn? Has it ever crossed your mind about finding out how much the winner of the Nations League will get? How much does a team get for winning the group stages? Well if you have then worry not because we have prepared a complete breakdown and distribution of funds from the group stages to the finals. Watch & Bet Football Live =>
The Nations League replaced most international friendlies. All 55 UEFA members will play group matches in four tiers through November. The Final will be played on Sunday, 10th October 2021.
What is the UEFA Nations League?
UEFA has split 55 European nations into four divisions based on their FIFA ranking. Within these four divisions there are four groups of three or four teams. Between each division the top side in each group will be promoted to the division above, and the bottom side in each group will be relegated to the division below. These round robins will be held between September and November each year.
The ultimate aim is to get into League A where the four group winners qualify for the UEFA Nations League Finals to be held each June. It is here, where the top four teams will play in a straight knockout from the semi-finals on wards in a bid to be crowned the UEFA Nations League champion.
UEFA Nations League Prize Money Distribution Explained!
UEFA previously claimed to have raised €76.25 million ($86 million) prize fund for the inaugural Nations League. The first champion will earn around €10.5 million ($11.72 million).
Second place are due to receive €9 million, with €8 million going to third and €7 million going to fourth. UEFA also said 12 top-ranked teams in League A will each get 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million). Group winners will get 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) extra and advance to the final tournament, and the winner will get another 4.5 million euros ($5.02 million).
League B will pay 1 million euros ($1.12 million) per team, while in League C it’s 750,000 euros ($840,000) and in League D it’s 500,000 euros ($559,000). Group winners will double their money.
Breakdown and distribution of UEFA Nations League Prize Money 2023
The prize money to be distributed was announced in March 2018. A total of €76.25 million in solidarity and bonus fees will be distributed to the 55 participating national teams.
|Nations League Prize Money
In addition, group winners will receive the following bonuses
|Nations League Prize Money
The four group winners of League A, which will participate in the Nations League Finals, will also receive the following bonus fees based on performance
|Nations League Prize Money
The Nations League winners get a double payment. The League A finalists also have a prize pool, and in 2019 champions Portugal took home a total of €10.5m, Netherlands €9m, England €8m and Switzerland €7m.
The UEFA Nations League trophy was first unveiled after the initial draw in Switzerland. It is made of sterling silver, weighs around 7.5 kg and is 71 cm tall. It represents all 55 UEFA Nations who signed into this tournament fixture.
Why form the UEFA Nations League?
Overall placings of each team will determine their seedings for the Euro 2024 qualifiers to be played from June 2022 to March 2024. Getting into the UEFA Nations League Finals will guarantee those top four teams from Division A, a group of less teams — five instead of six — in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Other than that, the UEFA Nations League, and winning the UEFA Nations League Final, counts for very little other than pride, prize money and world rankings points.
Until that is, when it comes to after the Euro 2024 qualifiers in March 2024, where instead of usual qualifying play-offs, the top 16 teams from the UEFA Nations League (top four from each division) who didn’t qualify for the Euros, play-off in their respective divisions through semis and a final, to earn one of four ‘second chance’ qualifying slots for the Euros.
Twelve teams will be selected based on their performance in the 2022/23 Nations League – nominally the group winners of Leagues A, B and C, but if they have already qualified, they will be replaced by the next best-ranked team in their league. If there are not enough non-qualified teams in the same league, then it filters down to the next league, finishing with League D.
This is another point of interest. In addition to the monetary reward, the team that manages to win the trophy will also receive a sports reward. In this case, the champion of the Nations League will have a privilege in the qualifying phase for the 2026 World Cup. It will have a group of five teams, instead of the usual six.
Will there actually be UEFA Nations League champions?
Yes. The four group winners from League A will play off in knockout format. The semifinals will be held on June 14 and 15, 2023 with the final on June 18.
Belgium, Netherlands, Poland and Wales have applied to host the finals, the four countries from Group A4. The hosts will be appointed in January 2023, but it usually goes to the winners of the group as they will be taking part.
The finalists will be drawn into a group of five nations in Euro 2024, qualifying the June dates can remain free for the Nations League finals.
The Netherlands, Croatia, Italy and Spain all qualified after winning their League A groups. Hosts Netherlands face Croatia in the first semi-final on 14 June, with Spain taking on Italy 24 hours later.
How will the 2023 Nations League finals work?
Matches will take place in Rotterdam and Enschede, with semi-finals on 14 and 15 June. The winners advance to the final on 18 June, while the two beaten semi-finalists will contest the third-place play-off earlier the same day.
Criticisms over UEFA Nations League
UEFA’s main objective behind creating this tournament was to eliminate meaningless friendlies. This movement was supported by many players and football clubs because it reduced the need to interrupt the regular season games.
In February 2012, UEFA and the European Club Association (ECA) agreed to reduce the international firendly games from 12 to 9 matches per year. Fans often notice these friendlies fail to deliver the same level excitement as the competitive fixtures. However, the complete elimination friendlies were not possible since countries wanted to organize them as a warm-up for major tournaments.
Because of that the format for the Nations League has been criticised since it allows weaker teams to qualify to the European Championship finals through this tournament. 4 places out of 24 are made available through these playoffs.
How did the 2022/23 Nations League work?
Leagues A, B and C all have 16 teams, which were drawn into four groups of four for the league phase on 16 December. The remaining seven teams, in League D, were split into two groups, one of four and the other of three. In each case, teams play all their group opponents home and away in June and September 2022. Four of the six matchdays were held in June due to the winter scheduling of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
What are the UEFA Nations League groups?
The four group winners in League A advance to the knockout finals in June 2023. The group winners in the other three leagues will all be promoted for the 2024/25 edition.
The teams finishing fourth in the groups in Leagues A and B will be relegated. The teams finishing fourth in the League C groups will enter the play-outs in March 2024, with the two teams defeated in those ties moving to League D.
|Nations League A groups and teams
|France, Denmark, Croatia, Austria
|Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Czech Republic
|Italy, Germany, England, Hungary
|Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Wales
|Nations League B groups and teams
|Ukraine, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Armenia
|Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Romania, Montenegro
|Sweden, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia
Russia will not participate in Group B2 and will automatically be ranked last in the group and relegated, ranked in 16th in League B.
|Nations League C groups and teams
|Turkey, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Faroe Islands
|Northern Ireland, Greece, Kosovo, Cyprus
|Slovakia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan
|Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Georgia, Gibraltar
|Nations League D groups and national teams
|Liechtenstein, Moldova, Andorra, Latvia
|Malta, Estonia, San Marino
Is there promotion and relegation?
Yes. The winners of each group in Leagues B, C and D move up, while the nations bottom of Leagues A and B drop down for the next edition of the Nations League. The four bottom teams in League C will have a playoff to decide which two nations drop to League D.
Who are the UEFA Nations League holders?
France won the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League final as goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe earned them a 2-1 win over Spain in Milan, Italy. Mikel Oyarzabal had put Spain in front.
The inaugural winners in 2019 were Portugal, beating Netherlands 1-0.
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