UEFA Euro 2020 winners Italy will lock horns with Copa America 2021 champions Argentina in an inter-confederation one-off clash named Finalissima at the Wembley Stadium in London, England on Thursday, June 2. 

Under manager Roberto Mancini, Italy booked their place in Finalissima 2022 after the Azzurri defeated England 3-2 on penalties. The match was tied 1-1 in normal time at Wembley.

On the other hand, Lionel Messi-led Argentina beat arch-rivals Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America 2021 final at Maracana Stadium to secure their place in Finalissima 2022. With this win, Argentina ended their 28-year trophy drought.

Finalissima 2022 will be the third edition of CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions, a football match contested between the winners of the previous South American and European championships. 

The inaugural edition of the tournament was held in 1985 where France beat Uruguay 2-0 in Paris while Argentina won the second edition in 1993 by defeating Denmark on penalties at home in Mar del Plata.

As per the rules of Finalissima 2022, the match will be a one-off encounter. If the match ends in a draw after regulation time, there will be no extra time and it will be directly decided by penalty shoot-out. 

Italy vs Argentina head-to-head in international football

Italy have a slight edge over Argentina in the head-to-head record in international football, having won six of the 16 matches while Argentina have secured five victories. Five matches have ended in draws.

However, Argentina have won the last four matches against Italy.

Where to watch Italy vs Argentina Finalissima 2022 live in India?

The Italy vs Argentina Finalissima 2022 match will be telecast live on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3 and their respective HD TV channels in India. Coverage begins at 12:15 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) 

Live streaming of the Italy vs Argentina CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions match will be available on the SonyLiv app and website.

Italy vs Argentina squads for Finalissima 2022

Italy squad

Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alex Meret, Salvatore Sirigu 

Defenders: Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Cristiano Biraghi, Leonardo Bonucci, Davide Calabria, Giorgio Chiellini, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Federico Dimarco, Emerson Palmieri, Alessandro Florenzi, Manuel Lazzari, Luiz Felipe, Gianluca Mancini, Leonardo Spinazzola 

Midfielders: Nicolo Barella, Bryan Cristante, Davide Frattesi, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Matteo Pessina, Sandro Tonali, Marco Verratti 

Forwards: Andrea Belotti, Domenico Berardi, Federico Bernardeschi, Gianluca Caprari, Lorenzo Insigne, Moise Kean, Andrea Pinamonti, Matteo Politano, Giacomo Raspadori, Gianluca Scamacca, Mattia Zaccagni, Nicolo Zaniolo 

Argentina squad

Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez, Juan Musso, Geronimo Rulli, Franco Armani 

Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel, Nahuel Molina, Juan Foyth, Cristian Romero, German Pezzella, Marcos Senesi, Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Nehuen Perez, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Acuna 

Midfielders: Guido Rodriguez, Alexis Mac Allister, Rodrigo De Paul, Exequiel Palacios, Giovani Lo Celso 

Forwards: Lionel Messi, Alejandro Papu Gomez, Nicolas Gonzalez, Angel Di Maria, Angel Correa, Paulo Dybala, Joaquin Correa, Julian Alvarez, Lautaro Martinez 

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