Former striker Alan Shearer has said fans should not be concerned by England's poor showing in the Nations League this year.
Uefa has announced the launch of a new Nations League competition for women’s international football and a radically-revamped qualifying format for major tournaments from autumn 2023 onwards, but the announcement comes before a new global calendar for the women's game has been agreed and faces a backlash from major leagues and clubs concerned about extra international fixtures. Europe's governing body has hailed their new format as "interconnected, dynamic and meritocratic", enabling countries t
European football’s governing body has announced the development.
The decision was reached at an Irish FA board meeting on Thursday night and came after Baraclough's side collected only five points from a possible 18 from their League C group, finding themselves battling relegation in September in a campaign in which they had targeted promotion. "However, in light of the overall record of results on the pitch, the Irish FA board has subsequently taken this decision." Baraclough stepped up from his role with Northern Ireland's under-21s to replace Michael O'Neill in June 2020 but managed to win only six of his 28 games in charge, in addition to a penalty shoot-out win over Bosnia and Herzegovina, and missed out on qualification for both the Covid-delayed Euro 2020 finals and this year's World Cup.