Italy and Argentina, two countries where football is not only a passion but also a reason for living. Two national teams are capable, with their deeds, of thrilling their respective peoples. After this weekend, the two teams also have something else in common: the ability to experience a trophy after years.
Yes, one after 53 years and the other after 28, they managed to win an important trophy such as the European Championship and the Copa America. Two goals were achieved that made the entire people proud. Two victories were obtained, thanks to a team game and two united groups.
What links Italy to Argentina? The memory of Diego Armando Maradona, but also the initiative that comes from South America. Yes, the Argentine newspaper ‘Olé’ has proposed to create the “Supercopa Maradona”. An alternative solution to the Confederations Cup closed in 2017, to face the two national teams.
According to the Argentine newspaper, the idea of a friendly match has emerged in the last few hours thanks to the good relationship between the top management of CONMEBOL and UEFA. Obviously, if this proposal is accepted, it will be essential to choose the date (it would be nice to be able to play it on October 30, the date of birth of the Pibe de Oro) and the stadium (Clearly the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples is a strong candidate for this initiative). However, it will also be essential to take into account the commitments of the respective national teams for qualifying for Qatar 2022.
Surely, the match between the winner of Euro 2020 and that of Copa America will be fundamental for both teams who, in this way, will be able to better prepare for the next World Cup. So, let the Supercopa Maradona begin and let it be a hymn to the beauty of the game of football and to the football history of these two national teams. Another miracle of the God of Football always loved and hated in the same measure by football lovers all over the world.