A Ladies’s Nations League will happen for the primary time subsequent 12 months.
European soccer’s governing physique Uefa introduced the brand new competitors will start in Autumn 2023 within the lead as much as the 2025 Ladies’s European Championship.
The lads’s Nations League was launched in 2018 to interchange worldwide friendlies with extra aggressive video games.
“Off the again of a historic Ladies’s Euros, it’s now time to additional develop girls’s nationwide staff soccer,” mentioned Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin.
“We’ve got constructed an open, aggressive, and steady system during which each match will matter, a real reflection of the European sports activities mannequin.
“I’m satisfied that this format will assist all European nationwide associations and maintain the dream of qualifying for a significant worldwide match alive.”
The Ladies’s Nations League will see nations positioned into leagues of three or 4 groups based mostly on rating, with promotion and relegation between three tiers and the winners of the 4 top-tier teams contesting the Nations League finals.
The competitors will hyperlink into qualification for each the 2025 European Championship and the 2027 World Cup, with a rustic’s Nations League rank figuring out a staff’s beginning league place within the qualifiers.
The European qualifiers, which start in Spring 2024, will decide qualification for the European Championships and a staff’s beginning league place within the following Nations League marketing campaign.
Each 4 years, the Nations League finals may also decide which three European sides qualify for the Olympics.
For 2024, Olympic hosts France will likely be joined by the 2 Nations League finalists – or third-placed staff if France attain the ultimate.