European champions Italy are facing a big summer – and joining Premier Sports is the only way for Azzurri fans in the UK and Ireland to see all five fixtures. Italy first play Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the Finalissima before a packed few weeks of competition in the UEFA Nations League, taking on Germany – twice – as well as Hungary and England. With Premier Sports showing more than 50 UEFA Nations League fixtures in June, the only way to see all of Italy’s summer international fixtures is to sign-up now.
Arguably the biggest international fixture of the summer, Italy vs. Argentina in the Finalissima is the first competitive meeting of the champions of Europe and South America in almost 30 years. The respective confederations – UEFA and CONMEBOL – agreed to the game as part of a closer working relationship that was established in early 2020. Italy’s Euro 2020 win over England at Wembley in July 2021, and Argentina’s Copa America success the same month, set the stage for two of world football’s most captivating national teams to meet a year later.
How to watch Italy vs. Argentina – the Finalissima
Italy vs. Argentina will be broadcast live and exclusive in the UK and Ireland on Premier Sports 1.
A Premier Sports subscription costs £9.99 a month – or £14.99 a month without a contract. A yearly subscription of £99 is also available and works out cheaper than a monthly option. Click here to be taken to the Premier Sports sign-up page.
Where to find Premier Sports:
- Premier Sports 1 is on Sky channel 412 and Virgin TV channel 552.
- Premier Sports 2 is Sky channel 421 and Virgin TV channel 552.
- Premier Sports is also available online through the Premier Player on the Premier Sports website
- Premier Sports can also be watched on Amazon Prime.
As well as the Finalissima, Premier Sports will also broadcast more than 50 UEFA Nations League games in June, including crucial Italy fixtures against Germany and Hungary.
What is the Finalissima?
Roberto Mancini’s side may have missed out on World Cup 2022 but they take centre stage on the international scene before then with a showpiece game against Argentina kicking off the summer fixture list.
Italy meet the Copa America champions on June 1 at Wembley in what is officially known as the CONMEBOL-UEFA Cup of Champions – but colloquially known as the Finalissima, and previously named the Artemio Franchi Trophy after the former UEFA president.
The European and South American champions haven’t met in a one-off game like this since 1993, when Argentina – captained by Diego Maradona and featuring Diego Simeone and Gabriel Batistuta – beat Denmark. The only other time the fixture was held was in 1985, when Michel Platini’s France overcame Uruguay.
Mancini has named a number of Milan‘s Scudetto winners in the Italy squad for the Finalissima and UEFA Nations League games that follow, including midfielder Sandro Tonali. Veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini is also included as he prepares to leave Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti is picked as well.
Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni has picked a number of faces familiar to fans of Italian football, including Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martinez and Joaquin Correa. Angel Di Maria, who is expected to join Juventus after his PSG contract expired, joins Messi as a veteran presence in the party.
When is the Finalissima?
The Finalissima takes place at Wembley on June 1. The match between Italy and Argentina kicks off at 19:45 local time.
Italy Nations League fixtures 2022
Italy begin their UEFA Nations League 2022 campaign on June 4 as they host Germany in Bologna at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
They then face Hungary at the Stadio Dino Maruzzi, Cesena, on June 7 before returning to England to meet Gareth Southgate’s side at Molineux, home of Wolves, four days later.
The Azzurri play Germany for the second time in 10 days on June 14 as they go to Monchengladbach in their final UEFA Nations League fixture of the month.
A rematch with England in Rome takes place on September 23, before Group A comes to a close on September 26 as Italy go to Hungary.
Where to watch Italy’s Nations League 2022 fixtures in the UK
Premier Sports is the only place to watch the majority of Italy’s UEFA Nations League 2022 fixtures, including three matches in June – two of which are against Germany. Click here to sign-up to Premier Sports and watch more than 50 Nations League matches in June for only £9.99 a month.
Italy first meet Germany on June 4 in Bologna, with the return game coming just 10 days later in Monchengladbach. The Azzurri play Hungary and England before going to Germany, then in September host England in Rome. They travel to Hungary in September to conclude their UEFA Nations League Group A3 campaign.
If Italy finish top of their group they will qualify for the Nations League Finals, taking place in June 2023. The country that finishes bottom of the group drops into League B for the 2024-25 UEFA Nations League.
|Fixture||Date and kick-off time||Stadium||Where to watch|
|Italy vs. Germany||June 4 – 19:45||Renato Dall’Ara, Bologna||Premier Sports 1|
|Italy vs. Hungary||June 7 – 19:45||Stadio Dino Maruzzi, Cesena||Premier Sports 1|
|England vs. Italy||June 11 – 19:45||Wembley Stadium, London||Channel 4|
|Germany vs. Italy||June 14 – 19:45||Borussia-Park, Monchengladbach||Premier Sports 1|
|Italy vs. England||September 23 – 19:45||Stadio Olimpico, Rome||Channel 4|
|Hungary vs. Italy||September 26 – 19:45||TBC||Premier Sports|
Where to watch Italy’s Nations League 2022 fixtures around the world
The UEFA Nations League will be broadcast around the world, so Italy fans outside the peninsula or the UK and Ireland don’t have to miss out on seeing the Azzurri in action.
Armenia: Armenia TV/Shant TV
Austria: ORF/Perform DACH
Azerbaijan: CBC Sport/Almasport
Belarus: Belarus TV/Almasport
Belgium: RTBF/RTL/VTM/Eleven Sports
Bosnia and Herzegovina: SportKlub/Nova BH
Croatia: SportKlub/Nova TV
Czech Republic: Česká televize/AMC Networks
Estonia: ERR/TV3 Sport Estonia
Faroe Islands: Discovery
Germany: ARD/ZDF/Perform DACH
Greece: Open TV/COSMOTE
Hungary: MTVA/AMC Networks
Iceland: Stod 2 Sport
Israel: The Sports Channel/Charlton
Latvia: TV 3 Sport Latvia
Lithuania: LRT/TV3 Sport Lithuania
Luxembourg: RTL/Eleven Sports/RTL Belgium
Netherlands: NOS/Ziggo Sport
North Macedonia: SportKlub
Portugal: RTP/Sport TV
Russia: Channel One/Match TV
San Marino: Mediaset/RTV/Rai
Slovakia: RTV/AMC Networks
Switzerland: SRG/CH Media/Perform DACH
Ukraine: Media Group Ukraine
Algeria: beIN Sports
American Samoa: ESPN/Univision
Angola: SuperSport/Star Times
Antigua & Barbuda: ESPN
Bahrain: beIN Sports
Benin: SuperSport/Star Times
Botswana: SuperSport/Star Times
Brazil: Esporte Interativo
Burkina Faso: SuperSport/Star Times
Burundi: SuperSport/Star Times
Cameroon: SuperSport/Star Times
Cape Verde: SuperSport/Star Times
Cayman Islands: ESPN
Central African Republic: SuperSport/Star Times
Chad: beIN Sports/SuperSport/Star Times
PR China: CCTV/Super Sports Shankai/Tencent
Comoros: SuperSport/Star Times
Congo Republic: SuperSport/Star Times
Costa Rica: Sky Mexico
Democratic Republic of Congo: SuperSport/Star Times
Djibouti: beIN Sports/SuperSport/Star Times
Dominican Republic: Sky Mexico
Egypt: beIN Sports
Equatorial Guinea: SuperSport/Star Times
El Salvador: Sky Mexico
Eritrea: SuperSport/Star Times
Ethiopia: SuperSport/Star Times
Falkland Islands: ESPN
Fiji: Fiji TV
French Guyana: Tf1/M6/L’Équipe/ESPN/DirecTV
French Polynesia: Tf1/M6/L’Équipe
French Southern and Antarctic lands: Tf1/M6/L’Équipe
Gabon: SuperSport/Star Times
Gambia: SuperSport/Star Times
Ghana: SuperSport/Star Times
Guatemala: Sky Mexico
Guinea: SuperSport/Star Times
Guinea-Bissau: SuperSport/Star Times
Honduras: Sky Mexico
Hong Kong SAR: i-Cable
Indonesia: Mola TV
Iran: beIN Sports
Iraq: beIN Sports
Ivory Coast: SuperSport/Star Times
Jordan: beIN Sports
Kenya: SuperSport/Star Times
Kuwait: beIN Sports
Lebanon: beIN Sports
Lesotho: SuperSport/Star Times
Liberia: SuperSport/Star Times
Libya: beIN Sports
Macau SAR: TDM
Madagascar: SuperSport/Star Times/L’Équipe
Malawi: SuperSport/Star Times
Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam: Astro
Mali: SuperSport/Star Times
Mariana Islands: ESPN/Univision
Mauritania: beIN Sports/SuperSport/Star Times
Mauritius: SuperSport/Star Times/L’Équipe
Mexico: Sky Mexico
Morocco: beIN Sports
Mozambique: SuperSport/Star Times
Namibia: SuperSport/Star Times
New Caledonia: Tf1/M6/L’Équipe
New Zealand: Sky New Zealand
Nicaragua: Sky Mexico
Niger: SuperSport/Star Times
Nigeria: SuperSport/Star Times
North Korea: UEFA.tv
Oman: beIN Sports
Palestine (Gaza strip & West Bank): beIN Sports
Panama: Sky Mexico
Puerto Rico: ESPN/Univision
Qatar: beIN Sports
Rwanda: SuperSport/Star Times
Sao Tome and Principe: SuperSport/Star Times
Saudi Arabia: beIN Sports
Senegal: SuperSport/Star Times
Seychelles: SuperSport/Star Times
Sierra Leone: SuperSport/Star Times
Somalia: beIN Sports/SuperSport/Star Times
South Africa: SuperSport
South Korea: SPO TV
South Sudan: beIN Sports/SuperSport/Star Times
Sri Lanka: SonySix
St. Barts: Tf1/M6/L’Équipe/ESPN/DirecTV
St. Christopher: ESPN
St. Eustatius: NOS/ESPN/DirecTV
St. Helena and Ascension: SuperSport/Star Times
St. Kitts: ESPN
St. Lucia: ESPN
St. Martin: Tf1/M6/L’Équipe/ESPN/DirecTV
St. Maarten: NOS
St. Pierre & Miquelon: Tf1/M6/L’Équipe/ESPN/DirecTV
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: ESPN
Sudan: beIN Sports/SuperSport/Star Times
Swaziland: SuperSport/Star Times
Syria: beIN Sports
Taiwan/Chinese Taipei: Eleven Sports
Tanzania: SuperSport/Star Times
Timor Leste: UEFA.tv
Togo: SuperSport/Star Times
Trinidad & Tobago: ESPN
Tunisia: beIN Sports
Turks & Caicos Islands: ESPN
Uganda: SuperSport/Star Times
United Arab Emirates: beIN Sports
United States of America: ESPN/Univision
U.S. Virgin Islands: ESPN/Univision
Vietnam: VTV Cab/VTC3/K+
Wallis & Futuna: Tf1/M6/L’Équipe
Yemen: beIN Sports
Zambia: SuperSport/Star Times
Zimbabwe: SuperSport/Star Times
According to UEFA.com.
Exact matches available are subject to individual broadcaster schedules and local media rights agreements.