If this is your first time hearing about Finalissima 2022, you’re at the right place. Let’s explain what the match means and its brief history.

What does Finalissima Mean?

Finalissima means The Grande Final or The Biggest Final.

The Finalissima Match

It is a match between the winner of the Euros (Italy) and Copa America (Argentina)

Why?

The match is a revival of Artemio Franchi Cup last played 29 years ago. UEFA and CONMEBOL organised the Match as part of renewed partnership between the two federations.

Brief History Of Finalissima

It first started in 1985, and it was called The Artemio Franchi Cup after the former UEFA president who died in a road accident. In 1985, France took on Uruguay, the French team won that match 2-0 at the Parc des Princes. However, the competition did not take place in 1989 as Netherlands and Uruguay could not agree on a date for the match.

However, in 1993, Argentina won the trophy as they defeated Denmark 5-4 on penalties after 1-1 draw in normal time.

Past Winners

1985 – France, 1993 – Argentina

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Finalissima 2022 Match Card

Italy v Argentina

Stadium – Wembley Stadium

Wembley

Referee – Piero Maza

Kickoff – 19:45 WAT

Build Up

Lionel Messi’s Argentina will go up against Italy in Wembley in what many expect to be an entertaining match. That match presents another Chance for Lionel Messi to win something with Argentina. Juventus legend Giorgio Chiellini also confirmed that this will be his last match for the Azzurris, so it will also be an emotional affair.

Fans expect Argentina and Italy to also field strong sides as there is a trophy at stake on Wednesday evening.

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