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Wembley Hosts “Finalissima” Between Italy And Argentina


Wembley will host the “Finalissima” between Italy and Argentina on 1 June.© AFP

Wembley will host a ‘Finalissima’ clash between European champions Italy and Copa America winners Argentina on June 1, UEFA announced on Tuesday. The glamorous match will bring Italy back to the scene of their dramatic European Championship victory over England in last year’s final. Argentina won South America’s latest crown last year, beating Brazil in the final in Rio. ‘Finalissima’ was initially announced in September, with confirmation in December that it would be held at a venue in London.

UEFA has now revealed Wembley will host the intercontinental clash.

“It will provide an opportunity for fans to watch the current champions of two of the world’s best football continents compete in the coveted CONMEBOL-UEFA Champions Cup,” a UEFA statement said.

“Twenty -nine years after its final edition, the relaunch of this legendary football meeting is the result of a long -standing partnership between UEFA and CONMEBOL and will be a catalyst to the global development of football – uniting countries, continents and cultures., While also showing off to fans around the world. that football can be a good force in turbulent times. “

It will be the first time Europe’s and South American’s leading national teams will battle for the CONMEBOL-UEFA Champions Cup since 1993.

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Argentina, led by Diego Maradona, beat Denmark in the final edition of the tournament.

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