Czech football association welcomes creation of new UEFA league

The Czech Football Association says it welcomes the creation of a new competition for national teams by Europe’s football authority, UEFA. Association agreed Thursday to the creation of the UEFA Nations League, a competition played every two years in which four of the winning teams will proceed into the European Championships. The Czech association was initially opposed to the new league but representatives said that it now makes more sense after changes and that it will create more interest and more revenues than the friendly games that it will largely replace.