Almost a year after its coronation at the Euro, Italy could win a new title during the « Finalissima ». This Wednesday, June 1, the Squadra Azzurra, not qualified for the 2022 World Cup, faces Lionel Messi’s Argentina. The Albiceleste won the Copa America in 2021, beating Brazil in the final (relive the 2021 South American Cup final: Argentina – Brazil commented), and will seek to win their second Intercontinental Cup of Nations, after 1993 .
This competition, brought up to date by UEFA this year, is played between the reigning European champion and the winner of the last Copa America. The winner will receive the Artemio-Franchi Trophy, dedicated to the former president of the Italian FA and UEFA. This official competition took place twice, with the victory of France in 1985 (2-0 against Uruguay) and Argentina in 1993 (1-1, 5-4 on pens against Denmark). Will Messi manage to win another trophy for Argentina?
TV program: Italy – Argentina
The Italy – Argentina match (the « Finalissima ») will be broadcast on Wednesday June 1, 2022 at 8:45 p.m. live streaming on L’Équipe live.