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Nations League play-outs: Cyprus oust Estonia, Kazakhstan edge out Moldova | UEFA Nations League

Kazakhstan despatched Moldova right down to League D of the UEFA Nations League after a penalty shoot-out in Nur-Sultan, whereas ten-man Cyprus eradicated Estonia within the different play-out decider.

What are the play-outs?

As League C has 4 teams whereas League D has solely two, the 2 League C groups relegated are decided by two-legged play-outs. The Faroe Islands and Gibraltar have already been promoted from League D to League C.

The play-out fixtures had been decided by the general rating of the 4 groups ending backside of their League C teams. The primary-ranked group (Kazakhstan) performed the fourth-ranked group (Moldova) whereas second (Cyprus) performed third (Estonia). The groups ranked first and second performed the second legs at residence.

Nations League play-out fixtures

Highlights: Moldova 1-2 Kazakhstan

Thursday 24 March
Moldova 1-2 Kazakhstan
Estonia 0-0 Cyprus

Tuesday 29 March
Kazakhstan 0-1 Moldova (agg: 2-2 aet, Kazakhstan win 5-4 on pens)
Cyprus 2-0 Estonia (agg: 2-0)

How did the play-outs work?

Highlights: Estonia 0-0 Cyprus

Highlights: Estonia 0-0 Cyprus

The winner of every play-out tie will stay in League C for the 2022/23 Nations League; the defeated group was relegated to League D. The away objectives rule didn’t apply; if the 2 groups scored the identical variety of objectives over the 2 legs, there was additional time and, if required, penalties.

2022/23 Nations League teams
Group C2: Northern Eire, Greece, Kosovo, Cyprus
Group C3: Slovakia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan

Group D1: Liechtenstein, Moldova, Andorra, Latvia
Group D2: Malta, Estonia, San Marino

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