European football governing body UEFA had previously announced that Italy and Argentina would meet in June, but have now confirmed the date of the match – June 1 – and that it will be played in London; Wembley is understood to be a popular venue for a game known as ‘Finalissima‘
Wembley is in the process of hosting the first program of a new continental event between European and South American champions.
European football governing body UEFA has already announced that Italy and Argentina will meet in June, but has now confirmed the date of the match – June 1 – and that it will be played in London.
Wembley is considered to be the preferred venue for a game known as ‘Finalissima’ but UEFA has not yet confirmed that.
It is part of a renewed memorandum of understanding between UEFA and the South American organization CONMEBOL now extending to 2028 and includes two more in-game exhibitions over the next year.
The renewed alliance between the two organizations is significant at a time when both have expressed opposition to FIFA’s proposed changes to the international sports calendar, which includes playing in the World Cup every two years.
An international conference of 211 FIFA member organizations will be held on Monday.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has already expressed his desire to present the association’s agreement at the conference.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, who has previously said that European countries will boycott the World Cup if plans are approved, will address the media after his organization’s executive council meeting on Thursday.