The ranking 

To figure out the ranking for the first qualification tournament we have used the rankings from the 2018 European Championship (EFC) in Graz 🇦🇹. There has never been placement games in the EFC, so in case of equal placements we have also used the placements from 2017 and 2016 to separate the teams.

In case of tie breaks between nations we have separated them with the following tie breakers:

  1. Match wins (first 2018, second 2017, third 2016)

  2. Head to head (first 2018, second 2017, third 2016)

  3. Point difference (first 2018, second 2017, third 2016)

Ranking# - Member nation (placement 2018) (placement 2017 and 2016)

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Flag Nation Description
1
🇫🇷 France (1) (2, 1)
2
🇵🇹 Portugal (2) (1, 2)
3
🇪🇸 Spain (3) (3, 3)
4
🇩🇪 Germany (4) (4, 4)
5
🇦🇹 Austria (4) (8, 4)
6
🇨🇭 Switzerland (4) (8, 8)
7
🇮🇹 Italy (7) (4, 4) equal with Netherlands, but one more match win than Netherlands
8
🇳🇱 Netherlands (7) (4, 4) equal with Italy, but one less match win than Italy
9
🇬🇷 Greece (7) (4, 10)
10
🇧🇪 Belgium (7) (8, 9) equal with Norway and United Kingdom, but with 2 points better point difference than Norway
11
🇳🇴 Norway (7) (8, 9) equal with Belgium and United Kingdom, but with 2 points worse point difference than Belgium
12
🇬🇧 United Kingdom (7) (8, 9) equal with Norway and Belgium, but with no match wins
13
🇭🇷 Croatia (7) (9, 10)
14
🇮🇱 Israel (8) (9, 10) equal with Sweden (new member in 2018), but with better placement in qualification tournament in Graz than Sweden
15
🇸🇪 Sweden (8) (9, 10) equal with Israel (new member in 2018), but with worse placement in qualification tournament in Graz than Israel