Isn’t it great when your actions don’t have consequences? After securing Germany’s relegation from the UEFA Nations League division A last season, Jogi Low will get another bite at the proverbial cherry as the UEFA Executive Committee plans to expand division A.
According to a report by kicker, discussions are underway to increase the size of division A from 12 teams to 16 teams. Last year, Germany got relegated from a group containing the Netherlands and France. The expanded format would allow the Germans to stay in division A for at least another year, until Low relegates them again. Poland, Croatia, and Iceland also stand to benefit from the new rules.
The reason for this change? According to the report, the Nations League is seen as a great opportunity for several countries — both sporting and financial. For Germany, an expanded format would also mean no more international friendlies in the buildup to the 2020 Euros, as the number of competitive games would rise from 4 to 6.