South American giants Argentina, defeated European champions Italy 3-0 in a much anticipated Finalissima in Wembley on Wednesday.
The idea has been in the making for a while, and fortunately for all soccer fans, CONMEBOL and UEFA reached an agreement to organize this thrilling Finalissima, which FIFA will count as an official title.
While this may have been something new for many people, this final between South American and European champions has already been played many years ago.
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In this article, Quest Times takes a look at its history and previous winners;
The first edition of the Artemio Franchi Trophy – an official title recognised by FIFA – was held in 1985, when Copa America reigning champs Uruguay faced European winners France at the Parc des Princes in Paris. On that occasion, the hosts won 2-0.
CONMEBOL and UEFA champions last faced off for this trophy in 1993, when Diego Maradona’s Argentina defeated Denmark on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regular time.
Nearly 30 years later, La Albiceleste regained the intercontinental prize.