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Italy vs Argentina, Finalissima 2022: Date, Kick-off Time in India, Teams, Telecast & Live Streaming Info

Euro 2020 winners Italy face Copa America 2021 winner Argentina in 2022 Finalissimo

2020 Euro champions Italy take on 2021 Copa America champions Argentina in an inter confederation one-off match named Finalissima (Grand Final in Italian) at the Wembley Stadium in London, England on Wednesday (June 1).

2022 Finalissima is a showdown agreed after the two confederations - UEFA and CONMEBOL signed a renewed and extended Memorandum of Understanding on December 15, 2021.

This will be a third such fixture with the earlier ones played in 1985 and 1993 named the Artemio Franchi Cup (European/South American Nations Cup). In 1985, France defeated Uruguay 2-0 at home in Paris, while Argentina edged out Denmark on penalties at home in Mar del Plata.

While the earlier two inter confederation matches between the champions of Europe and South America were played at one of the home venues of the playing teams, 2022 Finalissima will be played at a neutral venue.

Italy booked their place in the 2022 Finalissima by defeating England on penalties in the Euro 2020 final, while Argentina ended a 28-year wait for a trophy by winning the 2021 Copa America, beating Brazil 1-0 in the summit clash.

Superstar forward Lionel Messi will lead Argentina coached by Lionel Scaloni, while veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini will lead the Italian side managed by Roberto Mancini.

Now, let's take a look at the rules, possible line-ups, timing, telecast and live streaming information of Finalissima 2022:

Rules of Finalissima 2022

It's a one-off fixture which will be decided on regulation time. If the match ends in a draw after 90 minutes plus injury time, there will be no extra time and will go straight to penalties to decide the winner.

Squads and Possible Line-ups

Italy Squad

Italy Squad

Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG), Alex Meret (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Genoa);

Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Davide Calabria (Milan), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Emerson Palmieri (Olympique Lyonnais), Alessandro Florenzi (Milan), Federico Gatti (Frosinone), Manuel Lazzari (Lazio), Luiz Felipe (Lazio), Gianluca Mancini (Roma), Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta), Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma);

Midfielders: Nicolo Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Salvatore Esposito (Spal), Davide Frattesi (Sassuolo), Jorginho (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Tommaso Pobega (Torino), Samuele Ricci (Torino), Sandro Tonali (Milan), Marco Verratti (PSG);

Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Matteo Cancellieri (Verona), Gianluca Caprari (Verona), Wilfried Gnonto (FC Zurich), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Moise Kean (Juventus), Matteo Politano (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo), Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo), Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio), Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma), Alessio Zerbin (Frosinone).

Italy Possible Starting 11 (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne

Argentina Squad

Argentina Squad

Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Juan Musso (Atalanta), Geronimo Rulli (Villarreal), Franco Armani (River Plate).

Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla), Nahuel Molina (Udinese), Juan Foyth (Villarreal), Cristian Romero (Tottenham), German Pezzella (Real Betis), Marcos Senesi (Feyenoord), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), Lisandro Martinez (Ajax), Nehuen Perez (Udinese), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax), Marcos Acuna (Sevilla).

Midfielders: Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton), Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal).

Forwards: Lionel Messi (PSG), Alejandro Papu Gomez (Sevilla), Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina), Angel Di Maria (PSG), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Joaquin Correa (Inter), Julian Alvarez (River Plate), Lautaro Martinez (Inter).

Argentina Possible Starting 11 (4-3-3): Emiliano Martinez; Montiel, Christian Romero, Nicholas Otamendi, Acuna; Rodrigo De Paul, Paredes, Giovanni Lo Celso; Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria

Finalissima 2022 Timing and Telecast Information

Finalissima 2022 Timing and Telecast Information

What time does Finalissima 2022, Italy vs Argentina kick-off?

The Finalissima is scheduled to kick-off at 7:45 PM Local Time (BST) on Wednesday (June 1). And due to time difference, the match will kick-off in India at 12:15 AM IST on Thursday (June 2).

How to watch Finalissima 2022 online and on TV in India?

The Finalissima 2022 will be shown live in India by Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) via Sony TEN 1 and Sony TEN 1HD, while the live stream will be available on Sony LIV for premium subscribers.

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Story first published: Sunday, May 29, 2022, 15:13 [IST]
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