2018–19 UEFA Nations League C
|Dates||6 September – 20 November 2018|
|Goals scored||92 (2.19 per match)|
|Attendance||338,393 (8,057 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Aleksandar Mitrović (6 goals)|
The 2018–19 UEFA Nations League C was the third division of the 2018–19 edition of the UEFA Nations League, the inaugural season of the international football competition involving the men's national teams of the 55 member associations of UEFA.
League C will consist of 15 UEFA members ranked from 25–39, to be split into four groups (one group of three and three groups of four). The winners of each group will be promoted to the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League B, and the bottom four ranked teams will be relegated to the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League D (the bottom teams of Group 2, 3, and 4, along with the lowest ranked third-placed team of League C).
In addition, League C will be allocated one of the four remaining UEFA Euro 2020 places. Four teams from League C which have not already qualified for the European Championship finals will compete in the play-offs for each division, to be played in March 2020. The play-off berths will be first allocated to the group winners, and if any of the group winners have already qualified for the European Championship finals, then to the next best ranked team of the division, etc. If there are fewer than four teams in League C which have not already qualified for the European Championship finals, the play-off berths will be allocated via one of two methods. If League C has a group winner selected for the play-offs, the next best team in the overall ranking from a lower league will be selected. If League C has no group winner available, the best team in the overall ranking will be selected. The play-offs will consist of two "one-off" semi-finals (best-ranked team vs. fourth best-ranked team and second best-ranked team vs. third best-ranked team, played at home of higher-ranked teams) and one "one-off" final between the two semi-final winners (venue drawn in advance between semi-final 1 and 2).
Teams will be allocated to League C according to their UEFA national team coefficients after the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying group stage on 11 October 2017. Teams will be split into four pots (three pots of four teams and one pot of the three lowest teams), ordered based on their UEFA national team coefficient. The group with three teams will contain teams only from pots 1, 2, and 3. The seeding pots for the draw were announced on 7 December 2017.
The group draw took place at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland on 24 January 2018, 12:00 CET. Due to winter venue restrictions, a group could only contain a maximum of two of the following teams: Norway, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania.
|1||Scotland||4||3||0||1||10||4||+6||9||Promotion to League B||—||3–2||2–0|
|1||Finland||6||4||0||2||5||3||+2||12||Promotion to League B||—||1–0||2–0||1–0|
|1||Norway||6||4||1||1||7||2||+5||13||Promotion to League B||—||1–0||2–0||1–0|
|1||Serbia||6||4||2||0||11||4||+7||14||Promotion to League B||—||2–2||2–1||4–1|
There were 92 goals scored in 42 matches, for an average of 2.19 goals per match.
- Taulant Xhaka
- Kiril Despodov
- Nikolay Dimitrov
- Galin Ivanov
- Todor Nedelev
- Radoslav Vasilev
- Grigoris Kastanos
- Fotios Papoulis
- Pieros Sotiriou
- Panagiotis Zachariou
- Henri Anier
- Siim Luts
- Glen Kamara
- Pyry Soiri
- Kostas Fortounis
- Kostas Manolas
- Kostas Mitroglou
- László Kleinheisler
- Ádám Nagy
- Dominik Nagy
- Willi Orban
- Roland Sallai
- Tomer Hemed
- Beram Kayal
- Dor Peretz
- Dia Saba
- Eran Zahavi
- Rolandas Baravykas
- Deimantas Petravičius
- Artūras Žulpa
- Marko Janković
- Boris Kopitović
- Stefan Savić
- Darko Zorić
- Mohamed Elyounoussi
- Bjørn Maars Johnsen
- Ole Selnæs
- Alexandru Chipciu
- Claudiu Keșerü
- Alexandru Maxim
- George Pușcaș
- Steven Fletcher
- Ryan Fraser
- Charlie Mulgrew
- Steven Naismith
- Aleksandar Prijović
- Dušan Tadić
- Robert Berić
- Nejc Skubic
- Benjamin Verbič
1 own goal
- The teams finishing first in the groups will be ranked 25th to 28th according to the results of the league phase, not taking into account results against the fourth-placed teams.
- The teams finishing second in the groups will be ranked 29th to 32nd according to the results of the league phase, not taking into account results against the fourth-placed teams.
- The teams finishing third in the groups will be ranked 33rd to 36th according to the results of the league phase, not taking into account results against the fourth-placed teams.
- The teams finishing fourth in the groups will be ranked 37th to 39th according to the results of the league phase, taking into account all results.
The prize money to be distributed was announced in March 2018. Each team in League C will receive a solidarity fee of €750,000. In addition, the four group winners will receive double this amount with a €750,000 bonus fee. This means that the maximum amount of solidarity and bonus fees for a team from League C is €1.5 million.
The four best teams in League C according to the overall ranking that have not qualified for UEFA Euro 2020 through the qualifying group stage will compete in the play-offs, with the winners qualifying for the final tournament. If there are fewer than four teams in League C that have not qualified, the remaining slots are allocated to teams from another league, according to the overall ranking.
- GW Nations League group winner
- H UEFA Euro 2020 host
- Team advanced to play-offs
- Team qualified directly to final tournament
- CEST (UTC+2) for matchdays 1–4 (September and October 2018), CET (UTC+1) for matchdays 5–6 (November 2018).
- The Hungary v Greece match was played behind closed doors due to a UEFA punishment against Hungary for racist behaviour in their UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying home match against Romania.
- The Romania v Montenegro match was played behind closed doors due to a UEFA punishment against Romania for racist behaviour in their UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying home match against Greece.
- The Romania v Lithuania match was played behind closed doors due to a UEFA punishment against Romania for racist behaviour in their 2018–19 UEFA Nations League home match against Serbia.
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