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Argentina announce squad for The Finalissima 2022 against Italy

Copa America Champion Argentina and EURO Champion Italy will face each other at The Finalissima. The match will be played at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has announced a 35-member preliminary squad for the match against Italy. There are several surprises in that team.

The Argentine coach has called up defender Marcos Senesi of Dutch club Feyenoord. However, Italy also wanted Senesi at the same time. But Senesi’s choice is Argentina. He has previously played in the Under-20 World Cup for Argentina in South Korea.

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Forward Paulo Dybala , who has not renewed his contract with Juventus, has been called up. Dybala played his last match for Argentina in February, where Argentina beat Colombia 1-0 a goal from Lautaro Martinez at the Mario Campes Stadium.

Bayer Leverkusen striker Lucas Alario has also been called up. He was out of the Argentina squad due to a long injury.

However, the biggest surprise is the long-time injured defender Christian Romero. It remains to be seen whether the Tottenham defender will be able to play in the end. Scaloni has also included Parades, who is recovering from injury.

Argentina squad for the match against Italy:

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)
Lucas Martinez Quarta (Fiorentina)
Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur)
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)
Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain)
Nicolas Dominguez (Bologna)
Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton)
Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid)
Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)
Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal)

Forwards:
Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)
Alejandro Papu Gomez (Sevilla)
Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina)
Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla)
Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain)
Emiliano Buendia (Aston Villa)
Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid)
Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
Joaquin Correa (Inter)
Julian Alvarez (River Plate)
Lucas Alario (Bayer Leverkusen)
Lautaro Martinez (Inter)

What is the 2022 Finalissima?

The Finalissima is a champion versus champion match between the champions of Europe and champions of South America. This is third edition of EURO champion Italy Vs Copa America champion Argentina. And this super show down will take place famous ground Wembley Stadium, London on June 1, 2022.

The Finalissima is a a revival of the Artemio Franchi Cup last played 29 years prior, is being organised by UEFA and CONMEBOL as part of a renewed partnership between the two confederations.

Winners of The Finalissima or The Artemio Franchi Cup

YearVersusWinnerScoreVenue
1985France Vs UruguayFrance2-0Parc des Princes, Paris
1993Argentina Vs DenmarkArgentina1-1 (5-4)Estadio José María Minella, Mar del Plata
2022Argentina Vs ItalyTBATBAWembley Stadium, London

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