Italy vs Argentina: Finalissima predictions, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news and h2h results
Tonight at Wembley, Italy takes on Argentina in the 2022 Finalissima.
The revived competition, which pits the winners of the 2020 European Championship against the 2021 Copa America champions, is the result of a renewed partnership between UEFA and CONMEBOL.
Italy won the Euros on penalties in the final on their last visit to Wembley, but they have since been stunned by North Macedonia and failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.
Meanwhile, Argentina qualified for the Finalissima by defeating fierce rivals Brazil 1-0 last summer, ending a 28-year trophy drought.
If the match ends in a tie after 90 minutes, there will be no extra time, meaning the game will go straight to penalties if necessary.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Italy vs Argentina is scheduled for a 7.45pm kick-off time tonight, Wednesday June 1, 2022.
Wembley Stadium in London will host the game.
How to watch Italy vs. Argentina
The match to be played between Italy and Argentina in the Finalissima 2022 will be broadcast via Premier Sports, FoxSport.
Livestream: Premier Sports, FoxSport
Live blog: You can follow all the action via sport’s live blog. Kemifilani.ng will give updates.
Italy vs Argentina team news
Before retiring from international football, Giorgio Chiellini will make his 117th and final appearance for Italy.
Injury has ruled out Domenico Berardi, Federico Chiesa, and Ciro Immobile, while Andrea Pinamonti and Davide Frattesi are among the 12 players hoping to make their Italy debuts.
Argentina is expected to field a strong team, with Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, and Lautaro Martinez all likely to start in the front three.
Cristian Romero of Tottenham Hotspur missed the final three games of the club season due to injury, but he is expected to play here.
Italy vs. Argentina predicted lineups
Juventus captain Chiellini will make an emotional 117th and final appearance for Italy at the heart of their defence.
Fans who followed Italy’s Euro 2020 campaign will recognize the team, but keep an eye out for a couple of newcomers: Gianluca Scamacca, a 23-year-old Sassuolo striker, has been linked with Premier League clubs Arsenal and West Ham, while winger Nicolo Zaniolo, a year younger than Scamacca, shone on Roma’s way to UEFA Europa League glory.
Italy predicted lineup (4-3-3): Donnarumma (GK) – Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson – Barella, Jorginho, Verratti – Zaniolo, Scamacca, Insigne
Argentina’s lineup will be bidding to extend the nation’s unbeaten run to 32 matches, lasting almost three years.
Angel di Maria may have played his final game for PSG, but he will almost certainly be reunited with Lionel Messi on the international stage shortly.
Argentina predicted lineup (4-3-3): E. Martinez (GK) – Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna – De Paul, Rodriguez, Lo Celso – Messi, L. Martinez, Di Maria
Italy vs Argentina prediction
Italy to win, 1-0.
Head to head (h2) history and results
Italy wins: 6
Argentina wins: 5