How South American teams in UEFA Nations League would work

The likes of Brazil and Argentina are set to compete in Europe’s 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 Europe in 2018, is at present contested by the 55 member nations of European governing physique UEFA.

However, the ten members of CONMEBOL are set to type a part of a newly expanded competitors starting in 2024.


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Asked in regards to the proposal, Boniek informed Meczyki: “In 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 be a part of League A of the Nations League whereas the opposite 4 will be a part of League B.


The video games are anticipated to be performed in Europe to chop down on journey.

Big plans for Europe & South America

An expanded Nations League seems to be to be the following step in nearer relations between UEFA and CONMEBOL.

The two governing our bodies signed a joint agreement last week pledging to “broaden their existing cooperation” and develop soccer “past their geographical zones”.

The settlement additionally consists of the opening of a joint workplace in London, which will likely be in cost of “coordinating projects of common interest”.


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The first instance of it is a June 2022 pleasant match between 2021 Copa America winners Argentina and Euro 2021 champions Italy, the primary of three such matches between the respective continental champions.


A revamped Nations League additionally seems to instantly battle with FIFA’s plans to carry a World Cup each two years as a substitute of 4.

The Nations League at current suits round different main worldwide tournaments, however it would conflict with a World Cup if it was held each two years.

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UEFA and CONMEBOL have each publicly opposed FIFA’s plans for extra common World Cups, with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin expressing “grave issues” in regards to the proposals earlier this 12 months.

Football’s world governing physique FIFA is holding a world summit on Monday to debate the way forward for the sport, together with its plans for a biennial World Cup.

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