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Finalissima: Lionel Messi receives Argentina call up for Italy clash

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The Albiceleste have announced their 29-man list for the upcoming clash.

Lionel Messi has received an Argentina call-up ahead of the upcoming Finalissima game.

The champions of Europe and South Africa will lock horns in a one-off clash in London on June 1.

The game is a collaboration between UEFA and CONMEBOL, which takes the form of a Super Cup for international tournaments.

Argentina managed to end their 28-year major trophy drought as they won the Copa America trophy. Messi spearheaded Argentina’s incredible campaign, which also resulted in winning his seventh Ballon d’Or.

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Italy also managed to make history last summer as they won the European Championship after 53 years. The Azzurri used their revived form under Roberto Mancini to break England’s heart in the Wembley final.

Wembley will host the European champions again as they take on Argentina, with whom they have a close rivalry. In their 15 games against each other, Italy have won six games while Argentina have five victories.

Finalissima is the revival of the Artemio Franchi Cup, which was last played 29 years ago.

France defeated Uruguay 2-0 in the Super Cup’s first edition in 1985, before Argentina claimed the second trophy with a victory over Denmark eight years later.

Let’s see if Messi and co can repeat the success of Diego Maradona and his teammates in the upcoming game.