Uefa to launch Women’s Nations League in 2023

Uefa has announced the launch of a new Women’s Nations League tournament that will kick off in Autumn 2023.

The competition will link into qualification for the Women’s Euros and the Women’s World Cup, European soccer’s governing body said.

As with the men’s Nations League, countries will be divided into leagues based on their ranking, with promotion and relegation between the leagues. Uefa confirmed there would be three tiers with teams playing in groups of three or four within those tiers.

“I said this summer that we would continue to invest in women’s football, and we are,” said Aleksander Ceferin, Uefa president.

“Off the back of a historic Uefa Women’s Euro, it is now time to further develop women’s national team football. We have built an open, competitive, and continuous system in which every match will matter, a true reflection of the European sports model.

“I am convinced that this format will help all European national associations and keep the dream of qualifying for a major international tournament alive.”