European champions Italy will face Copa America winners Argentina with the World best player Lionel Messi in London on 1 June 2022 in London. European football’s governing body Uefa and South American equivalent Conmebol has agreed in September to the three editions of the intercontinental match in the United Kingdom.
London to Host Lionel Messi and Jorginho
The stadium venue for the ‘Finalissima’ has not yet been confirmed, but it is confident they will play it in London. Speaking about it, Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said: “It is with great pride that we are relaunching such a prestigious national team trophy.” He also said: “There is a long tradition of co-operation between Uefa and Conmebol, as could be witnessed over the years with competitions such as the Artemio Franchi Trophy and the Intercontinental Cup.”
Lionel Messi won the Copa America with Argentina and will be in the game come January 2022. He will be playing against Chelsea’s star Jorginho who won the UEFA men’s player of the year. The champions of each continent’s premier club competition had met annually since 1960 before the match merged with the Fifa Club World Cup in 2005.
But a similar agreement has not previously been in place for the champions of the respective international competitions, the European Championships and the Copa America. Lionel Messi’s fans in the UK will have the opportunity to watch their icon right in their pitch.