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Finalissima 2022 LIVE commentary: Messi’s Argentina take on Italy at Wembley

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The third edition of the Finalissima will take place at Wembley Stadium this week as Italy face Argentina.

The Finalissima, or ‘Grand Final’, sees the winners of the European Championship face off against the Copa America champions in a Super Cup-style match.

The 2022 Finalissima will take place at Wembley Stadium in June as Italy take on Argentina

The 2022 Finalissima will take place at Wembley Stadium in June as Italy take on Argentina

Italy claimed glory at Euro 2020 as they beat England on penalties in the final and will now return to Wembley for another showpiece match.

Argentina, meanwhile, edged past Brazil 1-0 to win the 2021 Copa America and Lionel Messi and co will head to London looking for more glory.

The Finalissima is a revamped version of the Artemio Franchi Cup which was last held in 1993.

Argentina played in that match too and beat Denmark on penalties at the Estadio Jose Maria Minella in Mar del Plata.

France won the inaugural Artemio Franchi Cup in 1985 as they claimed a 2-0 win over Uruguay in Paris.


Italy won the Euro 2020 tournament, beating England on penalties in the final

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Italy won the Euro 2020 tournament, beating England on penalties in the final

Finalissima 2022: Date and kick-off time

Italy v Argentina will be held on Wednesday, June 1 at Wembley Stadium in London.

The match will kick-off at 7:45pm UK time.

It will be a one-off fixture played over 90 minutes. There will be no extra-time, so if it’s level at the end of regulation time, it will go straight to penalties.

A maximum of five substitutions will be allowed.

The referee will be Chilean Piero Maza.

Finalissima 2022: Tickets

Wembley will have a capacity of 86,000 for the match and tickets are being sold to fans on a first-come, first-served basis via UEFA.com.

The tickets are available in four price categories – £25, £40, £55 and £99.

Messi’s Argentina claimed Copa America glory last year

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Messi’s Argentina claimed Copa America glory last year

Finalissima 2022: talkSPORT coverage

talkSPORT will have full coverage of the match from 7pm.

Adrian Durham will be your host and commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and former Republic of Ireland striker Tony Cascarino.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart sparker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

The match will also be televised on Premier Sports 1 from 7pm, which you can subscribe to for £11.99 a month.

Finalissima 2022: The teams

Italy Squad

  • Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Genoa)
  • Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Davide Calabria (Milan), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Emerson Palmieri (Olympique Lyonnais), Alessandro Florenzi (Milan), Manuel Lazzari (Lazio), Luiz Felipe (Lazio), Gianluca Mancini (Roma), Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma)
  • Midfielders: Nicolo Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Davide Frattesi (Sassuolo), Jorginho (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Sandro Tonali (Milan), Marco Verratti (PSG)
  • Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Gianluca Caprari (Verona), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Moise Kean (Juventus), Andrea Pinamonti (Empoli), Matteo Politano (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo), Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo), Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio), Nicolo Zaniolo (Roma)

Argentina Squad

  • Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Juan Musso (Atalanta), Geronimo Rulli (Villarreal), Franco Armani (River Plate)
  • Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla), Nahuel Molina (Udinese), Juan Foyth (Villarreal), Cristian Romero (Tottenham), German Pezzella (Real Betis), Marcos Senesi (Feyenoord), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), Lisandro Martinez (Ajax), Nehuen Perez (Udinese), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax), Marcos Acuna (Sevilla)
  • Midfielders: Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton), Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal)
  • Forwards: Lionel Messi (PSG), Alejandro Papu Gomez (Sevilla), Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina), Angel Di Maria (PSG), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Joaquin Correa (Inter), Julian Alvarez (River Plate), Lautaro Martinez (Inter)

Wembley Stadium will host the 2022 Finalissima

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Wembley Stadium will host the 2022 Finalissima

Finalissima 2022: What has been said?

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin: “UEFA and CONMEBOL have a long history and tradition together, notably through epic and thrilling competitions such as the Artemio Franchi Trophy and the European/South American Cup.

“I would like to thank the CONMEBOL Council for coming to visit us and for the many good ideas they have brought to the table.”

CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez: “I am delighted that CONMEBOL and UEFA agreed to cooperate further on a variety of topics.

“Together we can do a lot for the development of football and I am very much looking forward to this enhanced collaboration. This is just the beginning.”

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