The new edition of the UEFA Nations League commenced in June 2022 after the end of club football. The tournament has started and the fans will see a champion set to be crowned in 2023. Alongside the winner, we will also get the result of 10 promotion and 10 relegation spots.. France are the reigning champions as they will look forward to defend their title. Other European giants will try their best to dethrone France as they also are the defending FIFA World Cup champions. Football giants like Italy, Portugal, Germany, France, England, Belgium are participating in Nations League. However the fans want to know why Argentina is not in UEFA Nations League ?
The UEFA Nations League was launched in 2018. The main idea behind introducing Nations League was to replace the worthless friendlies, to occupy the dates between international competitions like the FIFA World Cup and Euros. Now as the term of Nations League is 2 years, the countries now have some meaningful fixtures to play in the gaps.
Why Argentina is not in UEFA Nations League ?
The UEFA Nations League is an international football competition which is organised by the Union of European Football Associations commonly known as UEFA. Argentina is not in UEFA Nations League because Argentina is not a member of UEFA, as it is located in South America.
Argentina is not eligible to participate in UEFA Nations League because Argentina is not in the continent of Europe. Only the countries of Europe participates in Nations League just like the Euro.
Argentina is situated in the continent of South America. They are a member of the South American football federation called CONMEBOL. Argentina does not come under UEFA. It comes under CONMEBOL. They play in Copa America which is a tournament for South American countries.
The following are the continents and their respective confederations :
South America (CONMEBOL)
North and Central America (CONCACAF)
Oceania (OFC + Australia)
UEFA Nations League 2022-23 Groups
Group A1: France, Denmark, Croatia, Austria
Group A2: Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Czech Republic
Group A3: Italy, Germany, England, Hungary
Group A4: Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Wales
Group B1: Ukraine, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Armenia
Group B2: Iceland, Russia*, Israel, Albania
Group B3: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Romania, Montenegro
Group B4: Sweden, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia
Group C1: Türkiye, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Faroe Islands
Group C2: Northern Ireland, Greece, Kosovo, Cyprus
Group C3: Slovakia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan
Group C4: Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Georgia, Gibraltar
Group D1: Liechtenstein, Moldova, Andorra, Latvia
Group D2: Malta, Estonia, San Marino