82 Views · In
The Finalissima sees 2021 Copa America winners Argentina take on Euro 2020 victors Italy at Wembley this Wednesday.
Italy will be looking for some crumbs of comfort after they failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as they head back to the stadium where they were crowned European Champions less than a year ago.
Azzurri captain Giorgio Chiellini recently announced his retirement from international football and will end his Italy career against Argentina in the Finalissima. Meanwhile, Argentina are unbeaten in almost thee years and their star studded line up will be looking to at another trophy to the Copa America.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini is expected to play the majority of those who helped the Azzurri win Euro 2020, with Chiellini expected to partner Juventus teammate Leonardo Bonucci in defence.
The Juve pair will be flanked by Di Lorenzo and Emerson, with Barella and Jorginho expected to line up in midfield. Up front though, there should be some changes as Belotti leads the line alongside Bernardeschi and Raspadori.
For Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni, a fearsome attack is set to feature, Messi, Lautaro, and Di María.
The game is a one-off match and there will be no extra time, so if the score is level after 90 minutes, we go straight to penalties, something both teams are well accustomed to.
Italy beat England in the Euro 2020 final on penalties, and Argentina bested Colombia in the 2021 Copa America semi-final on spot kicks too.
Italy XI: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Pessina, Jorginho, Barella; Bernardeschi, Belotti, Raspadori
Argentina XI: E Martínez: Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Rodriguez; Messi, Dybala, Di Maria; L Martinez
Italy vs Argentina Livestream
Welcome to Soundify