Finalissima 2022, Italy vs Argentina: Everything you need to know | Finalissime
What is the Finalissime?
The game will pit the European champions against their South American counterparts, in a showdown agreed upon after UEFA and CONMEBOL signed a renewed and extended memorandum of understanding on December 15, 2021.
Who played the Finalissima 2022?
UEFA EURO 2020 winners Italy took on Copa América winners Argentina.
Italy booked their place in winning the European crown last summer, beating England on penalties in the Wembley final for their second continental title.
Argentina ended a 28-year wait for a trophy by winning the 2021 Copa América, beating Brazil 1-0 in the deciding match to clinch a record 15th Copa América title.
How does the Finalissima work?
The Finalissima is a single match played over 90 minutes. There is no extra time, so if the tie is equal at the end of regulation time, it goes straight to penalties. The appointment of the referees was made jointly by the two confederations.
What about Finalissima tickets?
Tickets went on sale Thursday March 24 and sold out in less than a week – with only a limited number of hospitality tickets still available.
Look at it in style: official hospitality
When was the Finalissima played?
The match took place on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. It kicked off at 8:45 p.m. CET (7:45 p.m. local time, 3:45 p.m. in Argentina).
Where did the Finalissima take place in 2022?
Wembley Stadium in London hosted the 2022 edition.
Why was the Finalissima introduced?
The match is part of the wider cooperation between UEFA and CONMEBOL, which includes women’s football, futsal and youth categories, referee exchanges, as well as training programs technical.
As UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin explained in December, “We are very much looking forward to exploring new opportunities together and we are looking forward to the Finalissima in London in June 2022.”
What do the winners receive?
The CONMEBOL-UEFA Cup of Champions trophy is made of brass and covered with silver plating, is 45 cm high and weighs 8.5 kg. The shape and design are much the same as when it was created before the first edition in 1985.
Have the European champions and the winners of the Copa América ever met in an official confrontation?
It was the third time the EURO holders had met their South American counterparts in a match organized by UEFA and CONMEBOL. In 1985, France beat Uruguay 2-0 in Paris, and eight years later Argentina edged Denmark on penalties at home to Mar del Plata.