The UEFA executive committee and the CONMEBOL Council held a meeting at the European Football House in Nyon and signed a renewal agreement to replace the contract signed in 2012. This new MoU agreement forms the basis for an enhanced collaboration for making the development and growth of football on both continents.
The MoU aims to supply assistance and support between UEFA and CONMEBOL and their respective member associations in forming and implementing projects and activities relating to:
The advance cooperation on such projects, both managing bodies decided to make four joint committees specifically concentrate on the following thing: competitions, development, women’s football, and refereeing. Ad hoc commissions could also be made to discuss other areas of cooperation when essential.
"UEFA and CONMEBOL have a long history and tradition together, notably through an epic and thrilling competition such as the Artemio Franchi Trophy and the European/South American Cup." UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin says the quotation after the meeting.
"This agreement creates the first step in allowing UEFA and CONMEBOL to closely cooperate so that they can share expertise and knowledge for the improvement of the game on both continents."
UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said that "I would like to thank the CONMEBOL Council for coming to visit us and for the many good ideas they have brought to the table."
CONMEBOL President Alejandro Domínguez, also said that: "We had been working for months on this in order to have a very constructive and fruitful meeting today, and I am delighted that CONMEBOL and UEFA agreed to cooperate further on a variety of topics.
"Together we can do a lot for the development of football and I am very much looking forward to this enhanced collaboration. This is just the beginning.”