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I don't understand the Nations League and at this point I'm too afraid to ask. 

Back in my day we just had simple qualification groups. 

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They're just a way to make what would usually be a period of international friendlies matter somewhat.

IIRC the winner of each league gets direct entry to Euros - so for teams like Armenia or Georgia, who could win League D, it could be quite lucrative.

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23 hours ago, drd23 said:

They're just a way to make what would usually be a period of international friendlies matter somewhat.

IIRC the winner of each league gets direct entry to Euros - so for teams like Armenia or Georgia, who could win League D, it could be quite lucrative.

Interesting. So it's not part of qualifying at all?

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54 minutes ago, LeeEvans said:

Interesting. So it's not part of qualifying at all?

Technically it is, but not really.

Basically UEFA is divided up into 4 Leagues, with each League made up of groups of 3 nations who play each other twice.  The winners of those groups then go into a play-off against the other group winners in their league.

The winners of these play-offs have been guaranteed a spot at the Euro Championships, so for the winners of the lesser Leagues it kinda is part of qualifying

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