The Netherlands beat France 2-0 at the Stadion Feijenoord in Rotterdam. Why are we bringing you that news? No, Arjen Robben wasn’t recalled by the Netherlands No, Corentin Tolisso and Kingsley Coman aren’t healthy enough to play for France. We’re bringing you that news, because it means that Germany have been relegated from League A in the 2018-19 UEFA Nations League.
With just one point after their first three matches, Germany has zero chance at surviving in League A since France has seven points and the Netherlands has six points. Therefore, Germany will be playing in League B when the UEFA Nations League returns in 2020-2021.
What kind of teams will Germany be facing in League B?
Relegated from League A
Iceland and Poland have also been relegated from League A. They put up similarly weak performances in their Groups as Germany. Also, either England or Croatia will be joining them following their match on Sunday.
Staying put in League B
Promoted from League C
Currently, only Finland have qualified for promotion from League C. Teams such as Israel, Scotland, Norway, Bulgaria, Montenegro, and Serbia are all in the hunt for the final three promotion spots from League C.
So, what’s the play for in the Netherlands game?
France currently leads the Netherlands by one point in the group; however, France has now played all four of their games in the group. While the Dutch have a +4 goal differential, France is sitting on a 0. All the Netherlands needs to advance to the Finals is a solitary point against the Germans.