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Wed 15 December 2021 | 19:12

Italy will face Argentina in Finalissima

Euro 2020 and the Copa America champions will play in a special match called Finalissima.

Following

UEFA

and

CONMEBOL’s

agreement, champions of Europe and South America will face each other in a match that is called Finalissima, and UEFA president

Aleksander Ceferin

has talked about the matter insisting that this could be a big trophy for national teams.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said:

"We are delighted to build upon our excellent relationship with CONMEBOL, and our strong desire to act jointly for the development of football and its benefits to society is further reflected by this new memorandum of understanding.

"There is a long tradition of cooperation between UEFA and CONMEBOL, as could be witnessed over the years with competitions such as the Artemio Franchi Trophy and the Intercontinental Cup, and it is with great pride that we are relaunching such a prestigious national team trophy to the delight of football lovers across the globe.

"We are very much looking forward to explore new opportunities together and we are eagerly awaiting the Finalissima in London in June 2022.

"I would like to thank Alejandro Dominguez [CONMEBOL president] for his dedicated involvement in this project and for his outstanding work at the helm of South American football."

Dominguez

, who was from CONMEBOL, also gave his opinion on the matter, pointing to the importance of this agreement between these two governing bodies.

Dominguez added:

"We are immensely pleased with the fruits we are reaping together with UEFA, due to an excellent relationship between our institutions.

"By signing this renewal and expansion of our memorandum of understanding we are laying the foundation for this fluent cooperation to grow and develop further.

"The final between Argentina and Italy in London will be joined by other top-level sporting events, as befits the tradition of South American and European football.

"The opening of our joint office [in London] will allow us to face new projects with agility and vigour for the benefit of millions of fans on our continents and in the rest of the world."


source: SportMob



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