The draw for the 2020/21 Nations League group stage takes place on Tuesday 3rd March at 5pm (GMT) in Amsterdam. ETA are planning a meet up in Footlights Bar, 7 Spittal St, Edinburgh EH3 9DY. Meeting from 4pm, it is also the Edinburgh derby that night (7.45pm kick off) and those not going to the game can stay on to watch it on the TV together. All members and friends are welcome to join us.
Scotland are in Pot 2 of League B and will find out the 3 teams we will face in September, October and November this year. The seedings for League B and Scotland’s potential opponents are:
Pot 1: Russia, Austria, Wales, Czech Republic
Pot 2: Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Finland
Pot 3: Slovakia, Turkey, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland
Pot 4: Bulgaria, Israel, Hungary, Romania
Group winners will be promoted to League A for the next Nations League and will guarantee 2nd seed for the World Cup qualifiers. It could also lead to a play off place for the World Cup in Qatar. 2nd and 3rd will remain in League B and secure a 3rd seeding for qualification. Bottom of the the group will be relegated to League C and could drop into 4th seed. Winners from League A will compete for Nations League title in the Summer of 2021.
Fixtures are normally announced after the draw, UEFA have not confirmed if this will be announce on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning.
Upcoming Dates and Events
ETA meetings are normally held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and are open to all members. Upcoming Committee meetings:
- Wednesday 18th March – Mercat Bar, 28 W Maitland St, Edinburgh EH12 5DX
- Wednesday 15th April – Mercat Bar, 28 W Maitland St, Edinburgh EH12 5DX
- Wednesday 20th May- Mercat Bar, 28 W Maitland St, Edinburgh EH12 5DX
Cup Final Sports Day
For the third year in a row ETA plan to have an Indoor Sports day on the same day as the Scottish Cup Final, Saturday 9th May. As well as watching the game we will have pool, darts and table tennis competitions between members and friends. This will be at Ball Room Sports Bar, 25 Jocks Lodge, Edinburgh EH8 7AA. Details will be confirmed nearer the time and when the cup finalists are known.
ETA will be 25 on 5th November 2020 so we are planning on an event to celebrate. An organising committee has been set up to plan the event and details will be released as soon as we have them.