Sun. May 22nd, 2022

The UEFA Nations League will have 10 more participants form 2024 onwards because CONMEBOL countries will join the competition.

The move is the latest one that brings the two confederations together following the game between European Championship winners Italy and Copa America champions Argentina.

UEFA vice-president Zbigniew Boniek confirmed the news in an interview with Polish outlet Meczyki, saying that plans had been discussed to make it a global tournament.

“We’ve had a meeting with CONMEBOL, the confederation for South American countries. From 2024, teams from that continent will join the competition,” Boniek said.

This idea has been floating for some time since the fixture between Italy and Argentina was confirmed.

It is expected that the Memorandum of Understanding signed by both organisations and valid until 2028 means that all games would be played in Europe, without sending any European national team to South America.



By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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