Ahead of Cymru’s key UEFA Women’s Nations League fixtures at home Iceland (Friday 1 December) and Germany (Tuesday 5 December), here’s everything you need to know for Cymru’s route to avoid relegation from League A in the final two matches.
Cymru head into the final two matchdays looking to avoid automatic relegation, as they battle with Iceland for the third-place spot in League A3. Gemma Grainger’s side must beat Iceland in the match between both sides at the Cardiff City Stadium in order to head into the final matchday on equal points and with an opportunity to avoid relegation.
If Cymru fail to beat Iceland, they will be relegated to League B for the upcoming UEFA Women’s EURO 2025 qualifying campaign.
If Cymru manage beat Iceland by two or more clear goals, they will leapfrog their challengers into third place based on head-to-head performances. If the above happens, Cymru will need to match or better Iceland’s result on the final day to keep hold of the third place-position.
If Cymru beat Iceland by only one goal, they will need to better Iceland’s result in the final match to secure the third-place spot.
Should Cymru finish third, they will then enter two-leg play-off round, played in February 2024, to keep their spot in League A for the upcoming UEFA Women’s EURO 2024 campaign. The draw for the play-off matches will take place on Monday 11 December.
Tickets for the upcoming matches against Iceland at the Cardiff City Stadium (19:15 Friday 1 December) and Germany at the Swansea.com Stadium (18:30 Tuesday 5 December) are available on the FAW ticketing website.