League B Group 3 Nations League
Nations League 2018-2019: Who wins League B Group 3?
UEFA Nations League will be played by senior men's national teams of the member associations of UEFA. There are 4 groups in League B. Where the group champions of each group in League B will be promoted to League A and the last ranked (3rd place) team in each group will be relegated to League C for the next UEFA Nations League in 2020-21.
Group 3 of League B contains three teams that never won any major trophies. They will be eager to win the group stages in the UEFA Nations League.
Austria participated in seven World Cups, which is the highest number of participation among the three teams of this group. But the last time they played in the World Cup was in 1998. But they qualified for the European Championship only once in 2016 and also played in the 2008 Euros when they were one of the host nations. Austria failed to qualify for the upcoming FIFA World Cup. Franco Foda was appointed as the head coach of Austria earlier this year. Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Julian Baumgartlinger will be captaining his side. Austria is currently ranked 28th in the FIFA world rankings.
Bosnia and Herzegovina :
Bosnia and Herzegovina achieved their best result when they reached the 2014 FIFA World Cup as winners of their qualifying group. They reached the playoffs for the last two UEFA Euros but lost both matches. Those losses prevented them to reach their first European Championship. Bosnia and Herzegovina failed to qualify for the upcoming FIFA World Cup. Their all-time top scorer and current AS Roma forward Edin Dzeko will be leading the team as their team captain in the UEFA Nations League. Robert Prosinečki took over the team as the head coach this year. Bosnia and Herzegovina are currently ranked 41st in the FIFA world rankings.
Northern Ireland :
Even though they are a part of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland has always had a representative side that plays in major professional tournaments. They have competed in three World Cups. Their biggest achievement is reaching the quarterfinals of the World Cup twice. They made their first Euro appearance in 2016. Northern Ireland also failed to qualify for the upcoming FIFA World Cup. Michael O'Neill is the manager of Northern Ireland since 2011 and is expected to continue after he turned down a contract offer from Scotland. Southampton midfielder Steven Davis will be the captain of the team. Northern Ireland currently stand 24th in the FIFA world rankings.