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Messi, Neymar others set to play UEFA Nations League

Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi and other South American colleagues are set to join the UEFA Nations League in 2024.

Vice-president of the European football governing body, Zbigniew Boniek has revealed that the 10 South American countries will join the Nations League in 2024, and this could mean an end to the two-year world cup plan.

Both UEFA and CONMEBOL are against a two-year world cup plan by the football governing body, FIFA, and both confederations are set to come together over a joint Nations League. 

The first move is for European champions Italy and Copa America winners Argentina to play a match together in the so-called ‘Finalissima’ on June 1 next year in London.

In an interview with Polish outlet Meczyki on Thursday, UEFA vice-president Zbigniew Boniek said: “From 2024 CONMEBOL will join the Nations League. We do not know yet in what formula, in what form.”

He continued:  “We signed a memorandum about cooperation between CONMEBOL and UEFA and from 2024 these teams will play in the Nations League.”

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