Former Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Gary Lineker has revealed he is confused by uefa’s proposal for a ‘League of Nations’ tournament for European countries. The competition, which would be a third major contest in addition to the European Championships and World Cup, is set to receive the green light, according to the governing body. It is likely to get under way in 2018, and fixtures are to be played in odd-numbered years on dates normally pencilled in for friendlies, starting after the 2018 World Cup. There are plans for up to four divisions with promotion and relegation, rounded off by a summer final-four showdown. Lineker said on Twitter: “Overcome with excitement at the UEFA League of Nations competition. Just wish I understood it!”The 53-year-old earned 80 caps for the Three Lions, plundering 48 goals in the process. Watch Arsenal v Man City Saturday or Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday. 24 hour Sky Sports day pass for only 9.99. No contract.