Defending champions Brazil will take on archrivals Argentina in the Copa America 2021 final on July 11, Sunday, at the Maracanã Stadium in Brazil.
The Argentina national football team, who has won the tournament 14 times, progressed into the final after beating Colombia 1-1 (3-2) on penalties in the semi-final. The Brazil national football team, on the other hand, defeated Peru 1-0 in the semi-final to reach the summit clash for the second consecutive edition.
The clash of the South American giants will see Lionel Messi going up against his former Barcelona teammate Neymar, both of whom have enjoyed themselves in the tournament so far. While Messi has four goals and five assists in the tournament, Neymar has two goals and three assists.
Brazil vs Argentina head-to-head in football
The Brazil vs Argentina head-to-head record is led by Brazil, who have won 46 matches and lost 40 matches in the 111 encounters between the two teams. There have also been 25 draws between the teams.
The last time Brazil had faced Argentina at the Copa America was in the 2019 edition’s semi-final, which the Selecao won 2-0.
Brazil team news and injury updates
While Brazil have no major injury concerns ahead of the final, the suspension of Gabriel Jesus will be a huge miss. The forward was sent off during Brazil’s quarter-final game against Chile when he fouled Eugenio Mena with a flying kick.
South American soccer’s governing body CONMEBOL has suspended the striker for two matches. Jesus had a goal and an assist to his name in the tournament so far and was Brazil’s star in the Copa America 2019 final, where he had scored a goal and provided an assist in Brazil's 3-1 win against Peru.
Argentina team news and injury updates
Argentina fans will be hoping to see Lionel Messi shake off his ankle injury for the crucial final clash. The skipper was seen playing 40 minutes with a blood-soaked sock on Wednesday, as he provided an assist and converted a penalty in the shootout.
Apart from that, the Argentina team will be looking at a full-strength squad that won the quarter-final and semi-final.
Where to watch Brazil vs Argentina live in India?
The Brazil vs Argentina Copa America 2021 final match will be telecast live at 5:30 AM IST on SONY TEN 2 HD and SONY TEN 2 SD TV channels in India, on Sunday, July 11. Live streaming of Brazil vs Argentina match will be available on SonyLIV and JioTV.
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