Copa America Final to Feature Brazil vs Argentina Game
Brazil vs Argentina will be the main highlight on Saturday as the Copa America final nears its conclusion. Reports noted that it would be the "greatest rivalry" in the international game.
Brazil has squeezed past to the finals with its back-to-back 1-0 wins over Chile and Peru, CBS Sports reported. Argentina had its 3-0 win over Ecuador in the quarters by just getting Colombia in penalty kicks in the semis.
Brazil and Argentina are considered the best team at the moment, with Neymar and Lionel Messi playing for the championship.
Copa America final: Brazil vs Argentina Odds
Neymar's Brazil lineup has only two goals in six matches at the Copa America. The players taking shifts as starters are veteran Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, and Eder Militao, according to an Associated Press report.
Defensive midfielders are Casemiro and Fred, with defense from right-back Danilo and left-back Renan Lodi.
CBS Sports reported that Brazil was expected to score multiple goals a game but just have not been able to. The team was also seen to be physical to slow down Argentina when it gets the ball to poses to win.
Meanwhile, Argentina is setting midfielders Rodrigo de Paul and Giovani Lo Celso for Messi's defense. Messi has managed to score four goals and given five assists during this year's Copa America.
The Argentinian player earlier said that it was his dream to win his first major title with Argentina. Argentina has yet to win major trophies in 28 years.
AP News noted that Messi scores from free-kicks and frequent runs while giving plenty of passes. De Paul said that Messi is one step ahead of them, noting that one is here to grow and help.
De Paul noted that they are all on the same path and what matters is to win and represent Argentina well. Argentina played its semifinals a day after Brazil advanced.
Brazil's Richarlison said that his team would trash talk the Argentina tea during the match. The prediction stated that a second-half strike would be coming from a corner kick by Marquinhos, which will send the host country to the title.
Copa America Final
Brazil will be playing without Gabriel Jesus for the weekend game after a dangerous kick on Eugenio Mena, Give Me Sport reported. Jesus apologized for the foul after the game and said that the challenge was accidental.
Jesus will not be allowed to play as CONMEBOL announced he is suspended for the final. Jesus and the team cannot appeal to CONMEBOL's decision.
The decision prompted a reaction for Neymar, saying that it is very sad to be in the hands of people who make these kinds of decisions. Neymar left a sarcastic comment, saying that they made a beautiful analysis of the game and that they must congratulate CONMEBOL.
Aside from his suspension, Jesus was also given a $5,000 fine. He also reacted negatively regarding his ban with an Instagram story.
Jesus wrote on his social media post that CONMEBOL did not see what happened right. The Copa America final will start on July 10 at 8 p.m. E.T.
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Written by: Mary Webber
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