KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: English football authorities will be on tenterhooks over concern about crowd control issues as Italy face Argentina at Wembley four days after security chaos at the Champions League Final in France.

The French authorities have come in for heavy criticism from both England Spain over the incompetent staging of the final in which Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 1-0.

Now the so-called Finilissimo between the champion national teams of Europe and South America will test the organisational competence of the English authorities found so badly wanting at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley last summer.

Finalissima 2022 is a revival of the Artemio Franchi Cup, which was last played in 1993, and has been organised as part of a renewed partnership between the two confederations.

the tie will head straight to penalties.

Who will play in Finalissima 2022?

The 2022 edition of the Finalissima will feature Italy and Argentina.

Italy booked their place in the match by virtue of winning UEFA Euro 2020 (held in 2021), claiming the European spot having defeated England on penalties in the final, which was also held at Wembley.

Argentina qualified by ending their 28-year wait for a trophy by winning the 2021 Copa América, toppling Brazil 1–0 in the final.

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