RTL Today – Football: Continental champions Italy and Argentina to meet in June

Italy and Argentina will face one another subsequent June 2022, in a primary assembly between the winners of the Euro and the Copa America, UEFA and CONMEBOL introduced on Tuesday.

The European and South American governing our bodies launched a joint assertion saying the sport was deliberate “during the international window in June 2022 at a venue to be confirmed.”

“The agreement reached by the two organisations currently covers three editions of this match between the respective continental winners,” the communique stated.

The announcement comes throughout an intensifying turf conflict pitting the 2 strongest confederations in world soccer towards international governing physique FIFA.

UEFA and CONMEBOL are against FIFA’s recently-unveiled plan to double the frequency of its World Cups.

The 2 continental our bodies say that may disrupt their calendar and compete with their continental occasions.

Many nationwide leagues, supporters’ associations and the gamers’ union FIFPro have additionally expressed hostility to a biennial World Cup.

FIFA has the help of former gamers and coaches in its “legends” programme, and, in all probability, a silent majority of small nations extremely depending on the World Cup income. It’s going to seek the advice of its 211 member federations on Thursday.

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UEFA and CONMEBOL stated of their assertion that the match between their champions “is part of the expansion of the cooperation between UEFA and CONMEBOL, which notably includes women’s football, futsal and youth categories, the exchange of referees, as well as technical training schemes” and that they’d be opening a joint workplace in London.