Argentina won the Copa América, while Italy was enshrined in the Eurocup and for this reason there are talks for both to face each other in a cup
Italy and Argentina, current champions of the Eurocup and America’s Cup, respectively, will face each other in late 2021 or early 2022 to deputize a new competition that FIFA seeks to implement under the name of the “Diego Armando Maradona Cup” in the building that It bears the name of ‘Pelusa’, where the Argentine lived his best moments at the club level.
According to information published by TNT Sports, FIFA, led by Gianni Infantino, has contacted both federations to inform them about the match. However, so far there is no defined date, but it is managed that it could be in December 2021 or January 2022.
In 2021 he gave the championship of their respective confederations to the countries in which Diego Maradona played the longest, just months after the ‘Pelusa’ lost his life, so FIFA seeks to pay tribute through a new cup , which would bear the name of the Argentine.
Argentina was the first team to be crowned. The albiceleste was the leader in its sector and later passed over Ecuador in the quarterfinals. He suffered in the semifinals against Colombia, but surpassed the phase in the penalty shootout, while finally breaking the 28-year drought without being able to be champion of the Copa América and this 2021, at the hand of Lionel Messi, he did it after winning 1-0 to Brazil in the Maracaná, a property that received the final of the Conmebol contest.
On the other hand, Italy lifted the Euro Cup 53 years later. The Azzurri had a perfect pace in the group stage, but had to reach overtime to beat Austria in the round of 16. Belgium was his victim in the quarterfinals. They beat Spain in the semifinals on penalties, the same instance that defined the final against England.