Wembley is in the running to host the first edition of a new intercontinental event between the European and South American champions.
The governing body of European football, UEFA, had already announced that Italy and Argentina would meet in June, but has now confirmed the date of the match – 1 June – and that it will be played in London.
Wembley is expected to be a favorite venue for the match known as the ‘Grand Final’, but UEFA has not yet confirmed this.
It is part of a renewed Memorandum of Understanding between UEFA and the South American confederation CONMEBOL which now extends to 2028 and covers two more editions of the biggest match in addition to next year’s match.
The renewed alliance between the confederations is significant at a time when both have publicly expressed their opposition to FIFA’s proposals to reform the international match calendar, which includes participation in a World Cup every two years.
A global summit of the 211 FIFA member national associations will be held on Monday.
Fifa president Gianni Infantino has already spoken of his ambition to present a consensus position to associations at that meeting.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, who previously said European countries would boycott the World Cup if the plans were approved, will address the media after a meeting of his organization’s executive committee on Thursday.