All national teams existent on Matchday 4 will participate in this national team competition. The host country will be Australia.
There will be 3 groups with 7 teams each. 6 group stage matches will be played until every nation has played their fellow group members once.
The best 5 teams of each group qualify for a seeded single elimination bracket. To complete the Round of 16, the 16th team will be the best 6th placed country.
The pools for the group draw have been defined:
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Draw Sequence: Pool 1, Pool 2, Pool 3, Pool 4, Pool 4, Pool 2, Pool 1
K.O. round bracket mode:
Round of 16
One 1st placed team is drawn randomly against the best 6th placed team. The other 1st placed teams are drawn against 5th placed teams.
The remaining 5th placed team is drawn against one 2nd placed team... Then the other 2nd placed teams are drawn against two 4th placed teams and so on.
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6th 1 \____
3rd 2_/ \
3rd 3 \____
2nd 1_ / \
5th 3 \____/ \
2nd 2_/ \
4th 1 \_____
1/4 SEMIS _____
1st 3_ /FINAL
5th 2 \____ /
2nd 3_/ \ /
4th 2 \____/
3rd 1_ /
4th 3 \____/
All information subject to change.