Argentina and Brazil to play in European Nations League

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The League of Nations is expected to expand to include all 10 South American countries from the 2024 edition, according to UEFA Vice President Zbigniew Boniek.

In a move that will be seen as clearly in contradiction to the planned biennial FIFA World Cup, UEFA and CONMEBOL, the South American confederation, signed a renewed and expanded Memorandum of Understanding Wednesday to commit for the “opening of a joint UEFA / CONMEBOL office in London and the possible organization of a series of football events”.

It has already been confirmed that the first “Finalissima” between the winner of the UEFA European Championship and the America’s Cup will take place in a stadium in London on June 1, 2022, when Italy will face Argentina.
“We had a meeting with CONMEBOL, the confederation of South American countries, from 2024 in the League of Nations teams from this continent will join,” said Boniek, former head of the Polish FA, in an interview me Meczyki.

Boniek indicated that the top six ranked South American countries, Argentina, Brazil and most likely Colombia, Chile, Peru and Uruguay will be added to League A of the UEFA Nations League.

This would create matches against Spain, Germany, England and France, which the nations of South America have not been able to play since the League of Nations replaced international friendlies.

The other four, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Venezuela, will join League B.

It is unclear how UEFA plans to structure it, as this would see 22 nations in League A and 20 in League B, with both currently holding 16 teams to form four groups of four nations.

All matches are expected to take place in Europe to reduce travel.

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