It’s been a busy week in the football world, as all of the big names have come together in a new stadium to announce the new facilities for next season.
The first games are scheduled to be played in Cardiff on April 9 and 12, with a further five games to be confirmed later this month.
There will also be a second home-and-away season at Wembley Stadium, which has been in the planning for a few years.
The first match at the new stadium will be a friendly against the Republic of Ireland on May 16, while a friendly with the Netherlands on May 23 will be played at the stadium which was used as a training ground for Italy and France in the 1950s and 1960s.
The other matches will be in Germany and Sweden.
The Dutch team will play the Republic at the Stadion der Marne in the Netherlands, while the Italians will play against the Czech Republic in the St. Louis Arena.
A number of clubs have already secured the rights to host international friendlies at their stadiums, with Germany hosting the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the Netherlands hosting the 2019 World Cup.
But the Italian giants, AC Milan, are set to host the 2019 European Championship in France.
There will also still be a home- and away-andrivals season for the Italian teams, with Italy and the Czech republic due to host matches against the Netherlands in 2019.
The next big match for football will be the 2018 European Championships in Russia, with both Italy and Portugal already set to play in Russia for the tournament, which will kick off in May 2018.
Italy, in the middle of the pack, are hoping to qualify for the World Cup after securing a place in the group stages, while Portugal and Spain are also aiming to make it out of Group F. The remaining games will be scheduled for 2020 and 2022.
There will be five international friendly games on offer at the stadiums, starting on May 3 and ending on May 12.
The games will take place in a total of 19 venues across the country, with the final in the Palmeiras Stadium in Rome.
On the pitch, there will be three matches in front of over 5,000 people in the stadium, with matches being played on March 8, April 9, and May 10.
In the stadium’s concourse, there is also a cinema and food hall, and there will also also be an art gallery, which features a number of pieces by international artists.
Venues have been set aside for supporters groups, and in 2018, the venue was designated as the stadium of the Italian Football Association, which means there will always be a strong presence of the association’s supporters.