The likes of Brazil and Argentina are set to compete within the UEFA Nations League after UEFA vice-president Zbigniew Boniek confirmed South America’s governing physique CONMEBOL has reached an settlement with its European counterpart over becoming a member of the biennial competitors.
The Nations League, which started in 2018, is presently contested by UEFA’s 55 member nations.
However, the ten members of CONMEBOL are set to type a part of a newly expanded competitors from 2024.
What was mentioned?
Asked in regards to the proposal, Boniek instructed Meczyki: “From 2024 CONMEBOL will join the Nations League.
“We do not know yet in what formula, in what form. We signed a memorandum about cooperation between CONMEBOL and UEFA and from 2024 these teams will play in the Nations League.”
Boniek added that six South American teams will join League A of the Nations League whereas the opposite 4 will join League B.
The video games are anticipated to be performed in Europe to minimize down on journey.
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An expanded Nations League seems to be the subsequent step in nearer relations between UEFA and CONMEBOL.
The two governing our bodies signed a joint settlement final week pledging to “broaden their existing cooperation” and develop soccer “past their geographical zones”.
The settlement additionally contains the opening of a joint workplace in London, which shall be accountable for “coordinating projects of common interest”.
The first instance of it is a pleasant match between Copa America winners Argentina and Euro 2020 champions Italy in June 2022, the primary of three such matches between the respective continental champions.
Possible FIFA battle
A revamped Nations League additionally seems to instantly battle with FIFA’s plans to maintain a World Cup each two years as a substitute of 4.
The Nations League at current suits round different main worldwide tournaments, however it could conflict with a World Cup if it was held each two years.
UEFA and CONMEBOL have each publicly opposed FIFA’s plans for extra common World Cups, with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin expressing “grave concerns” about the proposals earlier this yr.
Football’s world governing physique is holding a worldwide summit on Monday to talk about the way forward for the sport, together with their plans for a biennial World Cup.
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