This past week I have listened to a handful of footballing people try to explain the rules and purpose of the UEFA Nations League. It is an attempt to make friendlies more competitive. To make them more even and give countries that normally would not have a hope in hell of making the 2020 European Championships an opportunity to be involved in two years time.
Forgive me if I suggest they still look like friendlies, only dressed up in another name. Don't ask me to explain how the groups and then the knockout stages of the Nations League will . . .
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