When is it? How can you watch it? What are the possible line-ups? All you need to know about the 2022 Finalissima between Italy and Argentina.
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CONMEBOL Copa América 2021 winners Argentina meet UEFA EURO 2020 victors Italy in the 2022 Finalissima on Wednesday 1 June.
Finalissima 2022 at a glance
When: Wednesday 1 June (20:45 CET, 19:45 local time, 15:45 in Argentina)
Where: Wembley Stadium, London
What: Italy vs Argentina
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage will appear here
Where to watch 2022 Finalissima on TV
Italy: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Pessina, Jorginho, Barella; Bernardeschi, Belotti, Raspadori
Argentina: E. Martínez; Romero, Molina, Otamendi, Tagliafico; Lo Celso, Rodríguez, De Paul; Messi, La. Martínez, Di María
Paolo Menicucci, Italy reporter
After their disappointing FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, the Azzurri want to get their smile back in the stadium where they were crowned European champions last summer. This match will be particularly special for captain Giorgio Chiellini, who will end his great Azzurri career against Argentina. The likes of Alessandro Bastoni, Sandro Tonali, Nicolò Zaniolo and Gianluca Scamacca are all waiting in the wings for future conquests, but today Roberto Mancini is expected to reward his EURO 2020 heroes when selecting his starting XI.
Daniel Thacker, Argentina reporter
Unbeaten in almost three years, Argentina come into this one settled and confident under the tutelage of former defender Lionel Scaloni. The main question surrounding the side that ended a 28-year wait for a continental title last summer is how they will fare coming up against European opposition for the first time since a 2-2 friendly draw against Germany in late 2019. European audiences need no introduction to their star names: Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Ángel Di María and Lautaro Martínez, among others.
What the coaches say
Roberto Mancini, Italy coach: "We are sad not to have [Federico] Chiesa, [Ciro] Immobile, [Domenico] Berardi and [Marco] Verratti, but the players we field will do their best to have a great game. Argentina are strong but so are we. This match will be the end of a cycle. That doesn't mean that 15-20 players will go back home, but from Wednesday we will field more young people to see whether we can count on them for the future."
Lionel Scaloni, Argentina coach: "As a player, I enjoyed playing at stadiums like these and against these kinds of opponents. We would prefer [to play against European teams] more often. [Our unbeaten run is] just a number, a mere statistic and it doesn’t really matter to us. The most important thing is knowing what we want, where we want to go. We have to seize the moment and this experience. Whenever you play with the Argentinian shirt, every match matters. And if we can win a trophy, all the better."
Level after 90 minutes?
The Finalissima is a one-off fixture played over 90 minutes. There is no extra time, so if the tie is level at the end of regulation time, it will go straight to penalties.
Argentina won their 2021 Copa América semi-final against Colombia on spot kicks, Emiliano Martínez saving three, while Italy became the first team to win two shoot-outs at a single UEFA European Championship when they saw off Spain and England in the semis and final to win EURO 2020.