Lionel Messi may bring Argentina to play against Italy in the Super Cup
According to reports, days after Argentina achieved its first Copa América triumph in 28 years, Lionel Messi could soon face Italy, winner of Euro 2020, in the Super Cup.
CONMEBOL, the South American soccer organization, has asked UEFA to host a unique match between Argentina and Italy to see which team deserves the victory, as stated by Barca Blaugranes.
Previously, the champions of each confederation’s tournaments could play against each other in the FIFA Confederations Cup. However, the tournament was canceled. The last time Russia hosted the Confederations Cup in 2017, and Germany became the winner of the Cup.
Argentina and Lionel Messi will have nothing but to wait to play a match against Italy no matter what the proposal was. The game will take place prior to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar because of the COVID-19 and the tight schedule of the club.
It should be mentioned that it’s nothing new that the champions of Europe and South America play against each other. For instance, the Artemio Franchi Trophy took place in 1985 and 1993. France was the first to win the tournament by playing against Uruguay with a final score 2-0. In 1993, the winner became Argentina, who played against Denmark.
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How strange it may be, yet Argentina competed against Denmark in the Copa América championship until 2021. History tends to repeat.
Lionel Messi has brought Argentina to its first international trophy for the last 28 years. In the final, Albiseleste defeated the Brazilian home team thanks to a goal scored by Angel di Maria in the first half.
Having become the winner of the Copa América, Lionel will look forward to continuing his vibrant summer by signing a new two-year contract with Barcelona.
Lionel Messi showed a remarkable performance in the 2021 Copa América. He has scored four goals and five passes. Lionel was honored with the award for a best scorer and best player.
The 33-year-old Messi has never played against Italy in his entire international career. Therefore, it will be the first game for the six-time Ballon d’Or if it happens that Argentina and Italy will meet together on a field.