Brazil – Argentina
The Maracana will play host to a thrilling clash on Sunday, as host nation Brazil and Argentina do battle in the final of this year’s Copa America. Brazil will aim to win the trophy for the 10th time, while their opponents would add a 15th Copa America title to their trophy cabinet with a win. Brazil came into this year’s edition of the Copa America with major expectations as the pre-tournament favourites, and they got off to a strong start in the group stage with three consecutive wins.
Scaloni’s side were held to a 1-1 draw by Chile in their first outing, but they quickly started a winning run after that.
Sunday’s final will be the 108th clash between these two nations, with Brazil boasting 43 wins and Argentina having won 39.
However, it is Argentina who boast more competitive victories over their rivals, having won 19 of the 49 games between the sides in competitions, including 15 Copa America victories compared to Brazil’s 10. This will not be the first time the two nations have squared off in the final either, as Brazil defeated Argentina on the big stage in consecutive finals in 2004 and 2007, firstly winning on penalties after a 2-2 draw before thrashing their rivals 3-0 to retain the title 14 years ago. Our prediction is for a home victory and under 3,5 goals.
This match will be played on 11/07/2021 at 03:00.