After the dispute of the Copa América and Euro 2021, the idea of the Euro-American as the main novelty in national team competitions and everything seems to indicate that 2022 will be part of the calendar prior to the World Cup. We review five facts to keep in mind:
In September, after several back and forth between the organizations that will organize the competition, it was almost confirmed that the duel will be played in June 2022 prior to the World Cup in Qatar.
Additionally, everything is aimed at being a contest that has a minimum duration of three editions.
Despite the fact that a few months ago two alternatives were stinging, the one to play in Miami, the United States or -also- to make a round-trip confrontation where both have a match at home, almost everything is cooked so that the Wembley Stadium host a special competition.
Another question of the competition was whether or not it would have an official character or if it would be simply a friendly meeting and almost a tribute to the death of Diego Armando Maradona and the closeness with the two countries (Italy and Argentina) that would dispute it. But finally the Euro-American will add a star.
The Euro-American bears many similarities to the Artemio Franchi Cup It was played on two occasions in a friendly way and on another two by a star, since the champions of both continental competitions of national teams met.
In turn, it should be noted that there was already a contest with the name of Euro American Cup: it was an exhibition organized by DirecTV where the best teams in Europe played against Conmebol, there were three editions (2012 to 2015) and it had a League-type dispute system; the one with the most points was the champion.
This first edition would be played by the champion of the European Championship against the Copa América 2021. Therefore, Argentina vs Italy They will face each other for a star, with the plus of serving as a new tribute to Diego Armando Maradona, who fought on the front line for these two countries.
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