Northern Ireland v Korea Republic

As Northern Ireland prepare to take part in the inaugural UEFA Nations League, which kicks off this September, Andy Greeves explains the tournament format and takes a look at our opponents. A NEW LEAGUE OF NATIONS IS READY FOR KICK-OFF

Roma striker Edin Dzeko is the star of the Bosnia and Herzegovina team – and their captain.

At UEFA’s Ordinary Congress back in March 2014 the association’s 54 member associations (Kosovo was not a member at this time) voted unanimously in favour of the creation of a new international tournament to take place in the ‘empty’ seasons without the UEFA European Championships or the FIFA World Cup.

The first UEFA Nations League will take place during the 2018-19 campaign, effectively replacing most international friendlies involving European nations. Each of UEFA’s 55 associations have been divided into mini leagues of three or four teams, with home and away group fixtures taking place between


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