UEFA CONMEBOL look to organise variety of football events

 Confederations look to broaden and deepen their work together.

Finalissima match at Wembley between Argentina and Italy sold out in under a week.

UEFA CONMEBOL look to organise variety of football events

CONMEBOL President Alejandro Domínguez and UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin today opened a shared CONMEBOL/UEFA office in London, which will represent the sister confederations in common projects, including competitions, across various areas.

The creation of a shared office follows on from the strategic cooperation agreement signed by CONMEBOL and UEFA on 12 February 2020, and its extension signed on 15 December 2021.

Through that agreement, UEFA and CONMEBOL will look to organise a variety of football events, while also cooperating in other areas such as refereeing and coaching programmes.

CONMEBOL President Alejandro Domínguez pointed out the historical significance of the inauguration of the CONMEBOL/UEFA shared London office, stating:

"CONMEBOL and UEFA have decided to take their cooperation to a higher strategic level. We are the two continents with the most notable tradition and prestige in the most popular sport on the planet. On the pitch we are loyal rivals, but the comprehension that football is a powerful force for tolerant, peaceful and pluralistic societies, unites us."

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin added:

“Building a fruitful and lasting relationship such as ours came easy as we share the same love and passion for football. This shared office is the symbolic next step in the right direction for UEFA and CONMEBOL. It will help us work jointly to develop football across our confederations and beyond.”

The first major sporting event organised jointly by the two confederations is the Finalissima: a match between the CONMEBOL Copa America 2021 champions Argentina and the UEFA EURO 2020 winners, Italy. This match will be played at Wembley stadium in London on 1 June 2022.

Tickets for the game sold out in less than a week – with only a limited number of hospitality tickets still available.

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