“The Russian team defeated the team of Turkey in the first match of the League of Nations UEFA

The match was held in Turkey, in the part of the Russians scored Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba

Russia captain Artem Dzyuba in the championship match of the League of Nations UEFA between national teams of Turkey and Rossitto TASS Sergei Bobylev

– The national team of Russia on football defeated the team of Turkey in the first round match of the League of Nations the League.

Match (“Interfax” led him a text stream), held in Trabzon on Friday, ended with the score 2:1 in favour of wards of Stanislav Cherchesov. The Russians scored Denis Cheryshev (13th minute) and Artem Dzyuba (49-I). For the hosts scored defender Galatasaray Serdar Aziz (41-I).

Thus, the Russians led the second group League – the second division in the tournament.

Russia is his next match in the tournament will be held on 11 October against Sweden. The game will take place in Kaliningrad.

Winning the group will allow Russia to leave in A League and compete for a place in the final of the 2020 European championship, in the case of a poor performance in the qualifying tournament of Euro-2020.

The League of Nations? What is it?

The League of Nations League – a new tournament for national teams, invented by the Union of European football associations. It is designed to replace friendlies, which usually, in each calendar year are allocated to individual dates. On these dates, this time they held meetings in the framework of the League of Nations the League.

The tournament will be attended by 55 national teams of Europe-divided, according to the UEFA rating four of the League. The teams, located at the highest position, fall into the so-called elite League A. League followed by B, C and D.

Fighting for what team and under what scheme?

In leagues A and B will stand at 12 teams (four groups of three each), C – 15 (in four groups of four teams, one three), D – 16 (four groups of four teams each).

The group winners in the League And go into the semi-finals of the League of Nations and then to the finals where they finally determined the winner of the tournament.

The group winners in other leagues, going to increase in the higher League, outsiders – in the fall (League D are not concerned, because there’s nowhere to fall).

For group winners in each League there is an additional bonus: the opportunity to compete for a place in the final of Euro 2020. In total, the League of Nations, delegates to the European championship four teams – one from each of the leagues. Accordingly, in each division between the group winners will host the mini-tournament (semi-finals, finals), the winner of which will go to the Euros.

However, for a team that qualified for the Euro in a classic qualifier, this option is irrelevant. A chance to get on the European championship at the second attempt passed the team located in the group of the League of Nations after the team.

When all this will take place?

Matches of group tournament of League of Nations held from September 6 to November 20, this year, the final tournament from 5 to 9 June 2019. Butt matches for the right to play at Euro 2020 will be held from 26 to 31 March 2020.

As for classic qualifying tournament of the European championship, he this time not starts in the fall, after the world Cup, and in the spring of next year. In this case, March 21, 2019. Finish – March 31, 2020. At the end of the qualifying campaign for Euro fall 20 teams plus four teams through the League of Nations.

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— UEFA.com in Russian (@UEFAcom_ru) 24 Jan 2018

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