England to face Brazil in first-ever Women’s ‘Finalissima’
The recently-crowned European champions will take on the South American champions in the first meeting of its kind for women.
London’s Wembley stadium will stage the first-ever Women’s Finalissima - a recently-revived, one-off game between the European and South American champions. There have been just three editions of the Men’s Finalissima - the first two were actually called European/South American Nations Cup, or Artemio Franchi Cup as it became known, in 1985 and 1993 after which the competition was discontinued.
As part of a new agreement between European football’s governing body UEFA and their South American counterparts CONMEBOL, the competition has been revived. The first Finalissima - the CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions, took place on 1 June 2022 at Wembley. Copa América champions Argentina beat EURO 2020 winners Italy 0-3 - that however, was in the Men’s category. Today, UEFA and CONMEBOL announced the first Finalissima in the Women’s game.
The first-ever edition of the UEFA-CONMEBOL Women’s Finalissima will be played between the winners of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, England, and the 2022 CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina champions, Brazil, at Wembley Stadium in London, kicking off at 19:45 local time (14:45 p.m. ET or 11:45 a.m. PT) on Thursday 6 April 2023.
The UEFA-CONMEBOL Women’s Finalissima will be another highlight for women’s football, further underlining its global appeal and rapid growth while giving both teams a chance to lift another trophy before heading to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand a few months later.
Sell-out crowd expected
Ticket prices start from just £7.50 for children aged 16 or under and £15 for adults and will go on sale on Monday 31 October at 10 a.m. local time GMT at wembleystadium.com/tickets. The Men’s Finalissima drew a crowd of 87,000 and the Women’s event is expected to pull a similar number, and quite possibly sell out. A record crowd of 87,192 spectators witnessed England’s Women’s EURO 2022 final triumph over Germany at Wembley. The total aggregate attendance for the summer tournament was over half a million which underscores just how popular the women’s game has become in recent years.
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