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Originally posted by the_walls the_walls wrote:


Correct me if I'm wrong but it seems to me that you could be potentially punished if you do well in this. The format says the following:
 
"If in any division, there are fewer than four teams which have not already qualified for the European Championship finals, the play-off berths will be allocated to the next best ranked team of the following division, etc."
 
So say there are two of the big boys in League A who don't qualify through normal qualifying, say Italy and France. Say then that Ireland and Sweden are the two highest ranked countries in League B. That would mean that Ireland and Sweden would have to play Italy and France while the two lower ranked teams in League B would get to play other League B teams for a place at the Euros or even potentially a team(s) from League C! It doesn't seem fair at all.
 
As I say, I am fully open to correction on this. Perhaps they mean that after the 4 top ranked countries from League B they would then go and take the League B teams ranked 5th and 6th to play Italy and France?


No, the way I see it is that the top 4 teams in League B (say Ireland, Wales, Turkey, Ukraine) play for 1 place at the finals guaranteed.

Italy and France would then join the the League B teams ranked 5th and 6th, then those 4 play for 1 place at the finals.

Don’t think the top 4 teams in League B will be penalized by then having to play against League A teams.
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Originally posted by GB 1HughJarse GB 1HughJarse wrote:

Originally posted by the_walls the_walls wrote:


Correct me if I'm wrong but it seems to me that you could be potentially punished if you do well in this. The format says the following:
 
"If in any division, there are fewer than four teams which have not already qualified for the European Championship finals, the play-off berths will be allocated to the next best ranked team of the following division, etc."
 
So say there are two of the big boys in League A who don't qualify through normal qualifying, say Italy and France. Say then that Ireland and Sweden are the two highest ranked countries in League B. That would mean that Ireland and Sweden would have to play Italy and France while the two lower ranked teams in League B would get to play other League B teams for a place at the Euros or even potentially a team(s) from League C! It doesn't seem fair at all.
 
As I say, I am fully open to correction on this. Perhaps they mean that after the 4 top ranked countries from League B they would then go and take the League B teams ranked 5th and 6th to play Italy and France?


No, the way I see it is that the top 4 teams in League B (say Ireland, Wales, Turkey, Ukraine) play for 1 place at the finals guaranteed.

Italy and France would then join the the League B teams ranked 5th and 6th, then those 4 play for 1 place at the finals.

Don’t think the top 4 teams in League B will be penalized by then having to play against League A teams.


Sorry just read the very end of your post, you have it right there I think.
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Originally posted by GB 1HughJarse GB 1HughJarse wrote:

Originally posted by GB 1HughJarse GB 1HughJarse wrote:

Originally posted by the_walls the_walls wrote:


Correct me if I'm wrong but it seems to me that you could be potentially punished if you do well in this. The format says the following:
 
"If in any division, there are fewer than four teams which have not already qualified for the European Championship finals, the play-off berths will be allocated to the next best ranked team of the following division, etc."
 
So say there are two of the big boys in League A who don't qualify through normal qualifying, say Italy and France. Say then that Ireland and Sweden are the two highest ranked countries in League B. That would mean that Ireland and Sweden would have to play Italy and France while the two lower ranked teams in League B would get to play other League B teams for a place at the Euros or even potentially a team(s) from League C! It doesn't seem fair at all.
 
As I say, I am fully open to correction on this. Perhaps they mean that after the 4 top ranked countries from League B they would then go and take the League B teams ranked 5th and 6th to play Italy and France?


No, the way I see it is that the top 4 teams in League B (say Ireland, Wales, Turkey, Ukraine) play for 1 place at the finals guaranteed.

Italy and France would then join the the League B teams ranked 5th and 6th, then those 4 play for 1 place at the finals.

Don’t think the top 4 teams in League B will be penalized by then having to play against League A teams.


Sorry just read the very end of your post, you have it right there I think.


Yeah that one puzzled me too as it wasn't clear in the press releases but I think that is what makes most sense and is the most fair do doubt it would be any different
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Have the fixture dates been announced? Thought I saw them somewhere yesterday but can't find it now. If the September games are on the usual first weekend it's good news for the hurling fans hoping to avoid a clash and bad news for the football (of the GAA variety) fans with the All Ireland final dates being moved forward by two weeks.
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Originally posted by Colum Colum wrote:

Have the fixture dates been announced? Thought I saw them somewhere yesterday but can't find it now. If the September games are on the usual first weekend it's good news for the hurling fans hoping to avoid a clash and bad news for the football (of the GAA variety) fans with the All Ireland final dates being moved forward by two weeks.

The fixture dates are Thursday 6th-Tuesday 11th September.

The match calendar for International football up to to 2024 is here.  

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Football final on 2nd September. Hurling final before that.

It's all good.
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