The UEFA Nations League will be expanded to include 10 South American teams from the 2024 edition, according to UEFA Vice-President Zbigniew Boniek.
In a move that would be seen as clear opposition to FIFA’s plan to host the World Cup every two years, UEFA and CONMEBOL signed a renewed and expanded Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday to commit to “opening an office.” UEFA/CONMEBOL participated in London and a possible organization for a variety of football events.
It has already been confirmed that the first “Grand Final” between the winners of the European Cup and the America’s Cup will take place in London on June 1, 2022, with Italy facing Argentina.
“This is the last UEFA Nations League like this”, Boniek, the former president of the Polish Federation, said in an interview with Meczyki. “We had a meeting with CONMEBOL. Starting in 2024, teams from this continent will join the competition.
“What will it look like? We’re still working on it. The national teams’ fixture schedule is tight, so you can’t confuse it too much.”
Boniek indicated that the top six countries in South America – Argentina, Brazil and most likely Colombia, Chile, Peru and Uruguay – will be added to the top flight. This would lead to high-level matches against teams such as Spain, Germany, England and France, competitions that South American nations have not been able to contend with since the UEFA Nations League replaced international friendlies.
The other four teams, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Venezuela, will join League B.
It is not clear how UEFA It plans to structure, because there will be 22 countries in League A and 20 in League B, while both currently have 16 teams to create four groups of four countries. All games are expected to take place in Europe to reduce travel.
the FIFA He has not yet set the schedule for international matches from 2024, but he wants the World Cup to be held every two years, with continental tournaments such as Eurocup in the middle. the UEFA and the CONMEBOL They have already expressed their opposition to this plan, as have the major European leagues, and instead have lobbied to work together on their tournament using the dates FIFA would like to use for its event.
By creating what many may see as small world Cup, will add compression to a file FIFA, which also wants to create its own global League of Nations.