Argentina vs Italy
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Argentina is set to meet Italy on Wednesday, 1 June 2022, at Wembley Stadium, England.

The South American champions Argentina will take on the European champions Italy in an exciting match that will be called the Finalissima 2022.

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The Finalissima 2022 is going to be organized by the CONMEBOL and UEFA, between the champions of the two regions. Finalissima means the Grand Final, where the winners will be the ultimate champions.

This match between the two champions will be the revived version of the Artemio Franchi Cup, last played in 1993.

The Artemio Franchi Cup was organized between the South America Champions and Euro Champions. There were two seasons of this cup, held in 1985 and 1993.

In 1985, the European champions France beat the South America champions Uruguay by 2-0 goals. In the 1993 Artemio Franchi Cup, the South America champions Argentina beat the European champions Denmark by 5-4 goals on penalties. The match was 1-1 draw after regulation time and extra time. It was Diego Maradona’s last trophy for Argentina.

In the third version of Artemio Franchi Cup, renamed Finalissimo 2022, Argentina will play against Italy on 1 June.

Who is the Copa America Champion 2021?

Argentina defeated Brazil by 1-0 goal in the final of the 2021 Copa America Cup to be the Champions of South America. It was Argentina’s first major International trophy in 28 years, and also Lionel Messi’s first International trophy.

The Albicelestes have been unbeaten in International football since 2019, enjoying a 31-match unbeaten run. Lionel Messi and co. have qualified for the World Cup 2022, Qatar, and drawn in Group C along with Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Poland.

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Who is the Euro 2020 Champion?

Italy is the Euro 2020 Champion (held in 2021). The Azure have had a great Euro Cup 2020. They played excellent football throughout the tournament. Roberto Mancini’s side defeated Belgium in the quarter-finals, Spain in the semi-finals, and England in the Final to be the European Champions.

In the Euro 2020 final, the score was 1-1 after the regulation time and extra time. England took the lead by Luke Shaw’s in just 2 minutes into the match. Leonardo Bonucci scored in the 67th minute for Italy to level the game. The Azure beat England by 3-2 goals on penalties.

Shockingly, Italy will not be in the World Cup 2022, Qatar. They have failed to qualify for the World Cup 2022. In the UEFA World Cup qualifiers, Italy finished second in their group, pushed to play the playoff for qualifying. They were defeated by North Macedonia in the playoff, which saw them unable to travel to Qatar.

When and Where is Argentina vs. Italy: Finalissima 2022?

Argentina will play Italy in the Finalissima 2022 on Wednesday, 1 June 2022. This match will be held at Wembley Stadium, the home of English football.

After the match against Italy, the Copa America Champions Argentina will visit Australia to play a friendly against Brazil. Check out the schedule here.

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