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FIFA may have already given the green light to the Argentina-Italy match in honor of the player Diego Armando Maradona. The reigning champions of Europe and South America would compete in the tournament, called the Maradona Super Cup. El Pibe de Oro had a very close link to these two countries, current winners of their respective continental cups.
As reported by TNT Sports Argentina, FIFA has already confirmed to Alfa, the Argentinian football federation, that the match will take place. The first to talk about the Maradona SuperCup was the Argentinian newspaper Olè, which reported on the negotiations between UEFA and CONMEBOL to organize a challenge between Italy and Argentina.
When and where?
According to the latest rumors, the friendly match could occur between December and January. It could be played at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, in Naples, the city where Maradona became the greatest player in the history of football.
Maradona died on 25 November 2020, and played for Napoli between 1984 and 1991, leading the club to the greatest moment in its history. There he won two league titles, the UEFA Cup, the Coppa Italia, and the Supercoppa.
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Who is the favorite to win?
Italy and Argentina are two superpowers in the world of football, and both are always title contenders in any competition. The teams have met each other 15 times in a head-to-head match.
As a result, Italy won five times, Argentina four times, and four games ended in a tie. The last time Argentina lost its last match against Italy was in 1987.
At the international level, Argentina has 17 major trophies including 2 World Cups in 1978 and 1986. As per Italy, they have won 6 major trophies and 4 World Cups won in 19354,1938, 1982, and 2006.
The proposed Maradona Super Cup between the Copa América 2021 and UEFA Euro 2020 champions, would definitely be an exciting game.
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