Finalissima 2022, Italy – Argentina: everything you need to know

05-19-2022

The Finalissima pits the champions of Europe and South America against each other in a spectacular and unique match, within the framework of a strategic agreement between the European Union of Associated Football (UEFA) and the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), who signed a Memorandum of Understanding , on December 15, 2021.

Who will play the Finalissima 2022?

Italy, winner of UEFA EURO 2020, will face Argentina, champion of CONMEBOL Copa América 2021.

Italy secured their place by becoming European champions last summer by beating England on penalties in the Wembley final to secure their second continental title.

Argentina ended a 28-year wait for a trophy by winning the CONMEBOL Copa América 2021. They did so by beating Brazil 1-0 in the final and thus achieving a record 15th title in the national team competition. oldest in the world.

When will the Finalissima be played?

The match will take place on Wednesday 1 June 2022. It will kick off at 20:45CET (19:45 local time, 15:45 in Argentina).

Where will the Finalissima be played in 2022?

The 2022 edition will be played at Wembley Stadium in London.

What will be the Finalissima dispute system?

The Finalissima will be a single 90-minute match. There will be no extra time, so if the duel ends tied at the end of regulation time, it will go directly to penalties. The appointment of the referee will be made jointly by the two confederations.

Tickets went on sale Thursday, March 24, 2022, selling out in just two weeks.

Why was the Finalissima created?

The match is part of the expansion of the cooperation between UEFA and CONMEBOL, which especially includes women’s football, futsal and the lower categories, the exchange of referees, as well as technical training plans.

As CONMEBOL President Alejandro Domínguez explained on Monday, “CONMEBOL and UEFA have resolved to take their cooperation to a higher strategic level. We are the two continents with the greatest tradition and weight in the most popular sport on the planet”.

Have the champions of Europe and South America met before, in an official duel?

This will be the third time that the Euro and CONMEBOL Copa América champions will meet in a final match. In 1985, France defeated Uruguay 2-0 in Paris, and eight years later Argentina beat Denmark on penalties in Mar del Plata.

 

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