Uefa and CONMEBOL have Confirmed argentina will face italy in first ever copa EuroAmerica game after reaching an Agreement both governing bodies has annouced .
It’s the inaugural edition of the copa EuroAmerica tournament where Argentina been the copa america champions will face european champions italy .
The match between the continental champions, referred to as the Copa EuroAmerica, is the latest step in closer co-operation between European football’s governing body and its South American equivalent CONMEBOL.
Copa EuroAmerica Game
UEFA said the exact date and venue for the match were still to be confirmed.
The continued co-operation between the two confederations comes at a time when both have come out against FIFA’s proposals to reform the international calendar, which include biennial World Cups.
UEFA said an agreement had been reached for this intercontinental match plus two further editions.
A joint office will also be opened in London to work on future projects, UEFA said.
‘By reaching this agreement, UEFA and CONMEBOL express their commitment to the development of football beyond their geographical zones, as a bridge uniting people, countries, continents and cultures,’ a statement read.
‘The UEFA executive committee and the CONMEBOL Council also expressed a strong willingness to continue collaborating on other issues of mutual interest going forward.’
The confederations signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding in February 2020.
There was no mention of FIFA, who organise international competitions between different confederations at various age-groups as well as in the form of the World Cup.
Earlier this month, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin warned of a potential European boycott of the World Cup if FIFA’s plans to stage the tournament every two years go ahead.