In a rare sporting spectacle European and South American football champions will face off in a oneoff match at the iconic Wembley Stadium London on Wednesday India time. And the occasion is Finalissima 2022 an Italy vs Argentina clash. This will be only the third showdown between the CONMEBOL and UEFA champions. Angel Di Maria scored the allimportant goal against Brazil in the CONMEBOL Copa America 2021 final to help Argentina win their first major title in nearly three decades 28 years to be precise.
And after 29 years Argentina can defend the Finalissima also known as the Artemio Franchi Cup or otherwise the EuropeanSouth American Nations Cup. The Albiceleste won the previous edition beating Denmark on penalties at home Mar del Plata in 1993. Argentina who were camping in Spain have named a 29man squad featuring the likes of Lionel Messi Angel Di Maria Lautaro Martinez etc. The clash against the reigning European champions will no doubt serve as a preparation for Lionel Scaloni’s men ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
A win for the fourtime world champions against Argentina will assuage to some degree the pain of missing out on the plane to Qatar. This will be Italy’s first appearance in the CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions. Azzurri defeated England on penalties in the UEFA Euro 2020 final. Roberto Mancini have named a jumbo squad of 45 players for the match including retiring captain Giorgio Chiellini. Other notable stars in the squad are Lorenzo Insigne Marco Verratti Gianluigi Donnarumma etc. But they are without Domenico Berardi Andrea Pinamonti Federico Chiesa Ciro Immobile Gaetano Castrovilli and Rafael Toloi. There will be no extratime after the end of the regulation period.
Italy vs Argentina Finalissima 2022 match details
Match: Italy vs Argentina
Date: June 2 Thursday 2022
Time: 12:15 AM IST 19:45 BST Wednesdaylocal
Venue: Wembley Stadium London England.
In Italy RAI has the telecast rights for the match. Fans in England can watch the ITA vs ARG match on Premier Sports. Italy lead 65 with five matches ending in draws. Diego Maradona’s longtime striking partner Claudio Caniggia made his debut in this match. Gianluigi Donnarumma; Giovanni Di Lorenzo Leonardo Bonucci Giorgio Chiellini Emerson Palmieri; Nicolo Barella Jorginho Marco Verratti; Nicolo Zaniolo Gianluca Scamacca Lorenzo Insigne. Emiliano Martinez; Nahuel Molina Cristian Romero Nicolas Otamendi Marcos Acuna; Rodrigo De Paul Guido Rodriguez Giovani Lo Celso; Lionel Messi Lautaro Martinez Angel Di Maria.