2018–19 UEFA Nations League C
Tournament details
Dates6 September – 20 November 2018
Teams15
Promoted Finland
 Norway
 Scotland
 Serbia
Relegated Cyprus
 Estonia
 Lithuania
 Slovenia
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored92 (2.19 per match)
Attendance338,393 (8,057 per match)
Top scorer(s)Serbia 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.

Format

League C consisted of 15 UEFA members ranked from 25–39, split into four groups (one group of three and three groups of four). The winners of each group are promoted to the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League B, and the bottom four ranked teams are 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).

Seeding

Teams were 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 were 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.

Pot 1
Team Coeff Rank
 Hungary 26,486 25
 Romania 26,057 26
 Scotland 25,662 27
 Slovenia 25,148 28
Pot 2
Team Coeff Rank
 Greece 24,931 29
 Serbia 24,847 30
 Albania 24,430 31
 Norway 24,208 32
Pot 3
Team Coeff Rank
 Montenegro 23,912 33
 Israel 22,792 34
 Bulgaria 22,091 35
 Finland 20,501 36
Pot 4
Team Coeff Rank
 Cyprus 19,491 37
 Estonia 19,441 38
 Lithuania 18,101 39

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.

Groups

The fixture list was confirmed by UEFA on 24 January 2018 following the draw. Times are CET/CEST, as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).

Group 1

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Scotland (P) 4 3 0 1 10 4 +6 9 Promotion to League B
 Israel 4 2 0 2 6 5 +1 6
 Albania 4 1 0 3 1 8 −7 3
7 September 2018 (2018-09-07)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Albania  1–0  Israel Elbasan Arena, Elbasan
Attendance: 4,126
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
Xhaka Goal 55' Report

10 September 2018 (2018-09-10)
20:45
(19:45 UTC+1)
Scotland  2–0  Albania Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 17,455
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Djimsiti Goal 47' (o.g.)
Naismith Goal 68'
Report

11 October 2018 (2018-10-11)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Israel  2–1  Scotland Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa
Referee: Daniel Stefański (Poland)
Peretz Goal 52'
Tierney Goal 75' (o.g.)
Report Mulgrew Goal 25' (pen.)

14 October 2018 (2018-10-14)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Israel  2–0  Albania Turner Stadium, Beersheba
Attendance: 14,950
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (Italy)
Hemed Goal 8'
Saba Goal 83'
Report

17 November 2018 (2018-11-17)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+1)
Albania  0–4  Scotland Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkodër
Attendance: 8,632
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (Russia)
Report Fraser Goal 14'
Fletcher Goal 45+2' (pen.)
Forrest Goal 55'67'

20 November 2018 (2018-11-20)
20:45
(19:45 UTC±0)
Scotland  3–2  Israel Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 21,281
Referee: Tobias Welz (Germany)
Forrest Goal 34'43'64' Report Kayal Goal 9'
Zahavi Goal 75'

Group 2

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Finland (P) 6 4 0 2 5 3 +2 12 Promotion to League B
 Hungary 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
 Greece 6 3 0 3 4 5 −1 9
 Estonia (R) 6 1 1 4 4 8 −4 4 Relegation to League D
8 September 2018 (2018-09-08)
18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Finland  1–0  Hungary Tampere Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 10,220
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (Lithuania)
Pukki Goal 7' Report
8 September 2018 (2018-09-08)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Estonia  0–1  Greece A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 5,567
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (Netherlands)
Report Fortounis Goal 14'

11 September 2018 (2018-09-11)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Hungary  2–1  Greece Groupama Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 0
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)
Sallai Goal 15'
Kleinheisler Goal 43'
Report Manolas Goal 18'
11 September 2018 (2018-09-11)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Finland  1–0  Estonia Veritas Stadion, Turku
Attendance: 4,632
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (Israel)
Pukki Goal 12' Report

12 October 2018 (2018-10-12)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Greece  1–0  Hungary Olympic Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 9,040
Referee: Tobias Stieler (Germany)
Mitroglou Goal 65' Report
12 October 2018 (2018-10-12)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Estonia  0–1  Finland A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 8,087
Referee: Craig Pawson (England)
Report Pukki Goal 90+1'

15 October 2018 (2018-10-15)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Estonia  3–3  Hungary A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn
Attendance: 3,043
Referee: Halis Özkahya (Turkey)
Luts Goal 20'
Pátkai Goal 70' (o.g.)
Anier Goal 79'
Report D. Nagy Goal 24'
Szalai Goal 54'81'
15 October 2018 (2018-10-15)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Finland  2–0  Greece Tampere Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 10,107
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)
Soiri Goal 46'
Kamara Goal 89'
Report

15 November 2018 (2018-11-15)
20:45
Hungary  2–0  Estonia Groupama Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 7,775
Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)
Orban Goal 8'
Szalai Goal 69'
Report
15 November 2018 (2018-11-15)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+2)
Greece  1–0  Finland Olympic Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 6,376
Referee: Luca Banti (Italy)
Granlund Goal 25' (o.g.) Report

18 November 2018 (2018-11-18)
20:45
Hungary  2–0  Finland Groupama Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 9,200
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Szalai Goal 29'
Á. Nagy Goal 37'
Report
18 November 2018 (2018-11-18)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+2)
Greece  0–1  Estonia Olympic Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 5,179
Referee: Yevhen Aranovskyi (Ukraine)
Report Lambropoulos Goal 44' (o.g.)

Group 3

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Norway (P) 6 4 1 1 7 2 +5 13 Promotion to League B
 Bulgaria 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 11
 Cyprus (R) 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4 5 Relegation to League D
 Slovenia (R) 6 0 3 3 5 8 −3 3
6 September 2018 (2018-09-06)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Slovenia  1–2  Bulgaria Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana
Attendance: 5,100
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
Zajc Goal 40' Report Kraev Goal 3'59'
6 September 2018 (2018-09-06)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Norway  2–0  Cyprus Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
Attendance: 6,572
Referee: István Kovács (Romania)
Johansen Goal 21'42' Report

9 September 2018 (2018-09-09)
18:00
(19:00 UTC+3)
Bulgaria  1–0  Norway Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 7,100
Referee: Daniel Stefański (Poland)
Vasilev Goal 59' Report
9 September 2018 (2018-09-09)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Cyprus  2–1  Slovenia GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 1,115
Referee: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)
Sotiriou Goal 69'
Stojanović Goal 89' (o.g.)
Report Berić Goal 54'

13 October 2018 (2018-10-13)
18:00
(18:00 UTC+2)
Norway  1–0  Slovenia Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
Attendance: 14,712
Referee: Daniel Siebert (Germany)
Selnæs Goal 45+5' Report
13 October 2018 (2018-10-13)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Bulgaria  2–1  Cyprus Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Srdjan Jovanović (Serbia)
Despodov Goal 59'
Nedelev Goal 68'
Report Kastanos Goal 41'

16 October 2018 (2018-10-16)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Norway  1–0  Bulgaria Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
Attendance: 9,523
Referee: John Beaton (Scotland)
Elyounoussi Goal 31' Report
16 October 2018 (2018-10-16)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Slovenia  1–1  Cyprus Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana
Attendance: 5,318
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (Denmark)
Skubic Goal 83' Report Papoulis Goal 37'

16 November 2018 (2018-11-16)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+2)
Cyprus  1–1  Bulgaria GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 3,844
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)
Zachariou Goal 24' Report Dimitrov Goal 89' (pen.)
16 November 2018 (2018-11-16)
20:45
Slovenia  1–1  Norway Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana
Attendance: 10,254
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Verbič Goal 9' Report Johnsen Goal 85'

19 November 2018 (2018-11-19)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+2)
Bulgaria  1–1  Slovenia Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 3,092
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey)
Ivanov Goal 68' Report Zajc Goal 75'
19 November 2018 (2018-11-19)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+2)
Cyprus  0–2  Norway GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 1,513
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)
Report Kamara Goal 36'48'

Group 4

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Serbia (P) 6 4 2 0 11 4 +7 14 Promotion to League B
 Romania 6 3 3 0 8 3 +5 12
 Montenegro 6 2 1 3 7 6 +1 7
 Lithuania (R) 6 0 0 6 3 16 −13 0 Relegation to League D
7 September 2018 (2018-09-07)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Lithuania  0–1  Serbia LFF Stadium, Vilnius
Attendance: 4,378
Referee: Bobby Madden (Scotland)
Report Tadić Goal 38' (pen.)
7 September 2018 (2018-09-07)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Romania  0–0  Montenegro Ilie Oană Stadium, Ploiești
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (Slovakia)
Report

10 September 2018 (2018-09-10)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Serbia  2–2  Romania Partizan Stadium, Belgrade
Attendance: 15,496
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (Russia)
Mitrović Goal 26'63' Report Stanciu Goal 48' (pen.)
Țucudean Goal 68'
10 September 2018 (2018-09-10)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Montenegro  2–0  Lithuania City Stadium, Podgorica
Attendance: 5,239
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (Denmark)
Savić Goal 34' (pen.)
Janković Goal 35'
Report

11 October 2018 (2018-10-11)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Lithuania  1–2  Romania LFF Stadium, Vilnius
Referee: François Letexier (France)
Žulpa Goal 90' Report Chipciu Goal 13'
Maxim Goal 90+4'
11 October 2018 (2018-10-11)
20:45
(20:45 UTC+2)
Montenegro  0–2  Serbia City Stadium, Podgorica
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Report Mitrović Goal 18' (pen.)81'

14 October 2018 (2018-10-14)
15:00
(16:00 UTC+3)
Romania  0–0  Serbia Arena Națională, Bucharest
Attendance: 48,513
Referee: Kevin Blom (Netherlands)
Report
14 October 2018 (2018-10-14)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+3)
Lithuania  1–4  Montenegro LFF Stadium, Vilnius
Attendance: 1,515
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (Austria)
Baravykas Goal 88' Report Mugoša Goal 10'45+1' (pen.)
Kopitović Goal 35'
Zorić Goal 86'

17 November 2018 (2018-11-17)
15:00
Serbia  2–1  Montenegro Red Star Stadium, Belgrade
Attendance: 15,416
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)
Ljajić Goal 30'
Mitrović Goal 32'
Report Mugoša Goal 70'
17 November 2018 (2018-11-17)
20:45
(21:45 UTC+2)
Romania  3–0  Lithuania Ilie Oană Stadium, Ploiești
Attendance: 34
Referee: Marco Guida (Italy)
Pușcaș Goal 7'
Keșerü Goal 47'
Stanciu Goal 65'
Report

20 November 2018 (2018-11-20)
20:45
Serbia  4–1  Lithuania Partizan Stadium, Belgrade
Attendance: 2,088
Referee: Kristo Tohver (Estonia)
Žulpa Goal 51' (o.g.)
Mitrović Goal 58'
Prijović Goal 71'
Ljajić Goal 74'
Report Petravičius Goal 64'
20 November 2018 (2018-11-20)
20:45
Montenegro  0–1  Romania City Stadium, Podgorica
Attendance: 3,574
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)
Report Țucudean Goal 44'

Ranking of third-placed teams

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Greece 4 2 0 2 3 4 −1 6
 Albania 4 1 0 3 1 8 −7 3
 Montenegro 4 0 1 3 1 5 −4 1
 Cyprus 4 0 1 3 2 7 −5 1 Relegation to League D

Goalscorers

There were 92 goals scored in 42 matches, for an average of 2.19 goals per match.

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Overall ranking

The 15 League C teams will be ranked 25th to 39th overall in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League according to the following rules:

  • 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.
Rnk
Grp
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
25 C1  Scotland 4 3 0 1 10 4 +6 9
26 C3  Norway 4 3 0 1 5 1 +4 9
27 C4  Serbia 4 2 2 0 6 3 +3 8
28 C2  Finland 4 2 0 2 3 3 0 6
29 C3  Bulgaria 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 7
30 C1  Israel 4 2 0 2 6 5 +1 6
31 C2  Hungary 4 2 0 2 4 3 +1 6
32 C4  Romania 4 1 3 0 3 2 +1 6
33 C2  Greece 4 2 0 2 3 4 −1 6
34 C1  Albania 4 1 0 3 1 8 −7 3
35 C4  Montenegro 4 0 1 3 1 5 −4 1
36 C3  Cyprus 4 0 1 3 2 7 −5 1
37 C2  Estonia 6 1 1 4 4 8 −4 4
38 C3  Slovenia 6 0 3 3 5 8 −3 3
39 C4  Lithuania 6 0 0 6 3 16 −13 0

Prize money

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.

Qualifying play-offs

Main article: UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs#Path C

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.

League C
Team Rank
 Scotland 25
 Norway 26
 Serbia 27
 Finland 28
 Bulgaria 29
 Israel 30
 Hungary 31
 Romania 32
 Greece 33
 Albania 34
 Montenegro 35
 Cyprus 36
 Estonia 37
 Slovenia 38
 Lithuania 39
Team status
Qualified directly for finals
Advanced to play-offs
Assured of a play-off spot, but may still qualify directly

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