Argentina vs Brazil live streaming Final Copa America 2021 – This could be Lionel Messi’s last chance to present the title for his country but he has to face Neymar et al. The fight between Argentina and Brazil is a game full of history and meaning both in South America and the world. It’s really poetic because this time the two countries will undergo this Superclasico match in the 2021 Copa America final.
The match will be held at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro.Both countries are considered to have equal strength, but the Selecao as the host can get more advantages.
Despite being the reigning champions, Tim Samba still had the motivation to give Neymar his first Copa America because at that time he had to be absent from the squad due to injury.
On the other hand, Lionel Messi cs wants to end the La Albiceleste title drought that has lasted for 28 years.
Messi and Argentina lost two consecutive Copa America finals in 2015 and 2016, they also failed to advance to the final after losing to Brazil in the semi-finals of the 2019 edition. If they fail again, La Pulga will be 37 years old when the next edition takes place (2024 ) and not necessarily still playing for the national team.
The streak and the time limit are felt to be an extra boost for Messi to win his first international trophy.
Argentina Squad Predictions
Lionel Messi will certainly be back in charge of his country after a brilliant tournament: four goals and five assists in six appearances. He will hope to win a 15th Copa America title for his country.
La Pulga will share the burden of attack with Lautaro Martinez who made his name on the scoreboard in the last three matches.
Barcelona’s new striker Sergio Aguero is predicted to be a coating after not being able to shift Martinez who is in the heat. While Nicolas Gonzalez, Alejandro Gomez and Angel Di Maria will fight for positions on the left wing.
The midfield trio of Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes and Giovani Lo Celso was quite consistent throughout the tournament and can be trusted again.
Former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez just put in a heroic display in the semi-finals versus Colombia by saving three shots in the shootout to keep his position.
Brazil Squad Predictions
Tite’s men had to be without Gabriel Jesus as the Manchester City striker’s ban was extended by one game by CONMEBOL. He was sent off in the quarter-finals against Chile for a dangerous act.
Richarlison is predicted to spearhead the Selecao as in the semi-finals with Neymar being the focus of attack on the left wing.
Losing Jesus might not be so bad as Lucas Paqueta is on fire after scoring the winner in two consecutive knockout stages to send Brazil into the final.
The duo of Marquinhos and Thiago Silva who were once the pillars of Paris Saint-Germain’s success will be relied on again.
Meanwhile Ederson will be trusted again in goal instead of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker as has been the case throughout the 2021 Copa America.
Preview Argentina vs Brazil live streaming Final Copa America 2021
Overall, the two teams have a history of meeting relatively equal, and the final match could also be fierce.
Sunday’s match will be the 108th clash between the two countries, Brazil winning with 43 wins while Argentina overcame their arch-rivals 39 times.
Even so, Team Tango have more competitive wins with 19 wins from 49 matches, including 15 in the Copa America than Brazil which only has 10 wins over its rivals.
The balance is also reflected in the material players they have this generation.
Arguably, Argentina and Brazil today are not the best formations ever known. Each now has only one world-class player in Messi and Neymar.
In addition, both the Selecao and La Albiceleste have their respective strengths and weaknesses that seem to complement each other.
Brazil’s defense is really stubborn after only conceding two goals throughout the tournament. The duet of Marquinhos and Silva accompanied by protection from Casemiro and Fred made Tite’s team turn into a team that was difficult to break down. Unfortunately they only rely on Neymar as a big name in the attacking division.
In the other corner, Argentina’s explosive power is more flashy with the presence of Martinez, Messi, Aguero, to Di Maria. But their defense was considered fragile, Lionel Scaloni had to repeatedly tinker with his back four concoction to find the best performer.
Because of the thinness of the difference that separates Argentina and Brazil, there is no need to be surprised if the match goes into extra time and even on penalties.
The Selecao had to take advantage of the host’s advantage to win the 10th Copa America title, while Messi et al had to fight hard to end the prolonged title fast.