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Brazil vs. Argentina: Time, lineups, TV, streams, odds, prediction for … Sat, 10 Jul 2021 02:00:00 -0700-Neymar, meanwhile, was sidelined in 2019 with an injury and was not part of Brazil's Copa America-winning side. He — like other Brazilian stars Pele, Zico and …

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Unlike in the quarterfinals and semifinals, there is extra time and penalties in the final, if the match should get there.

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A lot of picking Brazil, me included, but this feels like the most competent Argentina in years. They can pull this off, though easier said than done. The central defenders must be at their best for them to have any real shot at winning. Of course, we've seen Brazil be quite wasteful in attack, and the underdogs are hoping for more of a same this time around.

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Brazil: Far and away the best team in South America, they sure haven't played like it in the knockout stage. They've been wasteful. This is a team that expects to score multiple goals a game but just haven't been able to. Another night off, and it could be a disaster. If they can clean things up in attack and finish the chances they'll surely get, they'll repeat as champs. Keep an eye on the set pieces though, because if they are overly aggressive, we could see Messi potentially score from his third set piece of the tournament. Expect them to be physical, to slow down the page when Argentina have the ball and to be well situated to win.

Argentina: The big question really isn't whether Messi can go off and guide Argentina to the title, it's about this defense. They've given up some really good chances to Ecuador and Colombia and were lucky at times. With Cristian Romero, this defense is so much stronger, but the Atalanta man may not win his race for fitness after missing all of the knockout stage so far. That would mean we probably see German Pezzella and Nicolas Otamendi. They can do the job, though they will have to be at their best, turning back the clocks a bit and avoid even the slightest mistake. It's a tall task, but this team is as confident as it has been in years. Don't be shocked to see Lisandro Martinez slide in at defensive midfielder and drop deep to almost serve as a third centerback.

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Date: Saturday, July 10 | Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Maracana — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
TV: FS1 and TUDN | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Brazil +114; Draw +210; Argentina +275 (via William Hill Sportsbook) 

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Brazil's No. 10 plays off a song made about him called “O Pai Tá On” (Dad is on) by Brazilian artist DDNAVOZ. Safe to say “Neynight,” who has two goals and three assists this Copa America, is ready to roll.

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A look inside the storied Maracana Stadium as the day turns into night in Rio de Janeiro. The venue has been home to two World Cup finals (1950,  2014), three Copa America finals (1989, 2019, 2021), a men's and women's Olympic finals (2016) and a Confederations Cup final (2013). Tonight we're expecting 10 percent capacity, the first time we've seen fans at this summer's Copa America, but there have been some issues involving fans who scored tickets submitting fake PCR tests to get into the final. Should be curious to see what the attendance looks like tonight.  

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Believe it or not, Lionel Messi & Neymar have only faced each other FOUR times at the national team level:

  • · Friendly, 2010: Argentina 1, Brazil 0 (Messi scored winning goal ⚽)
  • · Friendly, 2012: Argentina 4, Brazil 3 (Messi scored a hat trick ⚽⚽⚽)
  • · Friendly, 2014: Brazil 2, Argentina 0 (Messi missed a penalty)
  • · World Cup qualifying, 2016: Brazil 3, Argentina 0 (Neymar scored ⚽)

The 2012 meeting was by far the most notable of the four:

Their only meeting at the club level came in the Club World Cup final between Barcelona and Santos in 2011. Barca, fresh off winning the Champions League under Pep Guardiola, crushed the Copa Libertadores champs 4-0 with Messi scoring twice. 

Head-to-head record

For club and national team:

  • · Wins for Messi: 3
  • · Draws: 0
  • · Wins for Neymar: 2

Our Roger Gonzalez has more here on their head-to-head meetings.

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Fans of Brazil and Argentina in Kolkata, India, are gearing up for the big match with flags, banners and signs as kickoff approaches at 6 a.m. local time in Kolkata. 

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On July 25, 2004, Argentina and Brazil faced off again in the final of the Copa America, held in Peru. It was a historic encounter thanks to Adriano's heroic performance for a weakened Seleção against a much stronger Argentina side as he tied the match (2-2) in the dying seconds of stoppage time, and then Brazil prevailed in the penalty shootout to win their seventh Copa title.

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Believe it or not, this is the first time these two sides have met in the Copa America final since 2007. Lionel Messi was only 20 years old! Brazil beat Argentina that day, 3-0, and to secure their eighth Copa title, with goals scored by Julio Baptista, Ayala (own goal) and the last one by Daniel Alves.  

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Unlike in the quarterfinals and semifinals, there is extra time and penalties in the final, if the match should get there.

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A lot of picking Brazil, me included, but this feels like the most competent Argentina in years. They can pull this off, though easier said than done. The central defenders must be at their best for them to have any real shot at winning. Of course, we've seen Brazil be quite wasteful in attack, and the underdogs are hoping for more of a same this time around.

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Brazil: Far and away the best team in South America, they sure haven't played like it in the knockout stage. They've been wasteful. This is a team that expects to score multiple goals a game but just haven't been able to. Another night off, and it could be a disaster. If they can clean things up in attack and finish the chances they'll surely get, they'll repeat as champs. Keep an eye on the set pieces though, because if they are overly aggressive, we could see Messi potentially score from his third set piece of the tournament. Expect them to be physical, to slow down the page when Argentina have the ball and to be well situated to win.

Argentina: The big question really isn't whether Messi can go off and guide Argentina to the title, it's about this defense. They've given up some really good chances to Ecuador and Colombia and were lucky at times. With Cristian Romero, this defense is so much stronger, but the Atalanta man may not win his race for fitness after missing all of the knockout stage so far. That would mean we probably see German Pezzella and Nicolas Otamendi. They can do the job, though they will have to be at their best, turning back the clocks a bit and avoid even the slightest mistake. It's a tall task, but this team is as confident as it has been in years. Don't be shocked to see Lisandro Martinez slide in at defensive midfielder and drop deep to almost serve as a third centerback.

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Date: Saturday, July 10 | Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Maracana — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
TV: FS1 and TUDN | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Brazil +114; Draw +210; Argentina +275 (via William Hill Sportsbook) 

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Brazil's No. 10 plays off a song made about him called “O Pai Tá On” (Dad is on) by Brazilian artist DDNAVOZ. Safe to say “Neynight,” who has two goals and three assists this Copa America, is ready to roll.

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A look inside the storied Maracana Stadium as the day turns into night in Rio de Janeiro. The venue has been home to two World Cup finals (1950,  2014), three Copa America finals (1989, 2019, 2021), a men's and women's Olympic finals (2016) and a Confederations Cup final (2013). Tonight we're expecting 10 percent capacity, the first time we've seen fans at this summer's Copa America, but there have been some issues involving fans who scored tickets submitting fake PCR tests to get into the final. Should be curious to see what the attendance looks like tonight.  

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Believe it or not, Lionel Messi & Neymar have only faced each other FOUR times at the national team level:

  • · Friendly, 2010: Argentina 1, Brazil 0 (Messi scored winning goal ⚽)
  • · Friendly, 2012: Argentina 4, Brazil 3 (Messi scored a hat trick ⚽⚽⚽)
  • · Friendly, 2014: Brazil 2, Argentina 0 (Messi missed a penalty)
  • · World Cup qualifying, 2016: Brazil 3, Argentina 0 (Neymar scored ⚽)

The 2012 meeting was by far the most notable of the four:

Their only meeting at the club level came in the Club World Cup final between Barcelona and Santos in 2011. Barca, fresh off winning the Champions League under Pep Guardiola, crushed the Copa Libertadores champs 4-0 with Messi scoring twice. 

Head-to-head record

For club and national team:

  • · Wins for Messi: 3
  • · Draws: 0
  • · Wins for Neymar: 2

Our Roger Gonzalez has more here on their head-to-head meetings.

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Fans of Brazil and Argentina in Kolkata, India, are gearing up for the big match with flags, banners and signs as kickoff approaches at 6 a.m. local time in Kolkata. 

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On July 25, 2004, Argentina and Brazil faced off again in the final of the Copa America, held in Peru. It was a historic encounter thanks to Adriano's heroic performance for a weakened Seleção against a much stronger Argentina side as he tied the match (2-2) in the dying seconds of stoppage time, and then Brazil prevailed in the penalty shootout to win their seventh Copa title.

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Believe it or not, this is the first time these two sides have met in the Copa America final since 2007. Lionel Messi was only 20 years old! Brazil beat Argentina that day, 3-0, and to secure their eighth Copa title, with goals scored by Julio Baptista, Ayala (own goal) and the last one by Daniel Alves.  

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Argentina vs. Brazil, Copa America final 2021 score: Live updates as … Sat, 10 Jul 2021 02:00:00 -0700-It's the Copa America final that neutrals wanted to see: Brazil vs. Argentina at the legendary Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Lionel Messi will be looking to …

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Brazil vs. Argentina: Time, lineups, TV, streams, odds, prediction for Copa America final

Brazil vs. Argentina. Neymar vs. Lionel Messi. When it comes to soccer rivalries, star power and pedigree, it doesn’t get much better than this Copa America final on the global stage.

And when you toss in Messi’s quest for his first trophy with Argentina and Neymar’s dream of lifting his first Copa America on home soil, all the ingredients are there for a compelling final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

Messi vs. Neymar

At age 34, Messi could be looking at one of his final chances at a championship with his national team. The six-time world player of the year has won every major trophy on the club level with FC Barcelona in Spain, but international success has proven elusive with losses in four major tournament finals. It was at the Maracana where Messi saw his World Cup dream dashed by Germany in the 2014 final.

Watch: Watch Copa America final live on fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

But Messi looks like a man on a mission in Brazil as he looks to end Argentina's 28-year Copa America drought. He is arguably having his best tournament in an Argentina jersey: He’s the leader in goals (4) and assists (5), factoring in nine of his team’s 11 goals. 

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Neymar, Messi’s former teammate at Barcelona, is also having a productive Copa America (2 goals, 3 assists), and the 29-year-old is similarly trying to establish a legacy with Brazil after missing the 2019 championship run due to injury. In the lead-up to the match he called out fellow Brazilians who will be rooting for Argentina because of their affection for Messi.

The fans could be a factor in this match. While every 2021 Copa America match played thus far has been played without spectators, there will be a socially-distanced crowd of roughly 5,000, or 10 percent capacity, for the final after local officials gave the green light. Each team was provided 2,200 free tickets.

MORE: Lionel Messi talking trash? It happened in the semis

How to watch Brazil vs. Argentina

  • Date: Saturday, July 10
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV channels: FS1
  • Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN
  • Streaming: fuboTV (free 7-day trial); Fox Sports app / TUDN.tv for authenticated subscribers

The 2021 Copa America final between South American giants Brazil and Argentina will be broadcast in English on FS1 and in Spanish on Univision and TUDN.

Those networks are available to stream on fuboTV, which is available on a free 7-day trial. Authenticated subscribers only can stream the match on the FOX Sports app or TUDN.tv

Brazil vs. Argentina projected lineups

Except for a change here and there, Brazil manager Tite has rolled out the same base lineup for the entire tournament. For the final against Argentina he’ll have to do without Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, who will be serving the second of a two-game suspension imposed by governing body CONMEBOL for the karate kick he delivered against Chile. Everton Cebolinha will assume the wide right attacking spot.

Also, Brazil left back Alex Sandro hasn’t participated in full team training due to a left hamstring injury and Renan Lodi will start again in his place.

MORE: Complete Copa America tournament bracket

In the Argentina camp, center back Cristian “Cuti” Romero is back training with his teammates and said to be an option to start. But it’s hard to see Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni disrupting his team’s defensive flow with German Pezzella. The starting fullbacks are also up in the air, but Nicolas Tagliafico (left) and Nahuel Molina (right) could be preferred for their defensive qualities.

In midfield Scaloni has mixed and matched all tournament long, but for the final Argentine media is expecting that Guido Rodriguez and Rodrigo De Paul remain as locks with the third midfielder being either Leandro Paredes or Giovani Lo Celso. The latter would seem to have the edge based on his play thus far.

Brazil (4-3-3, left to right): 23-Ederson — 16-Renan Lodi, 3-Thiago Silva, 2-Danilo, 4-Marquinhos — 8-Fred, 5-Casemiro, 17-Lucas Paqueta — 7-Richarlison, 10-Neymar, 19-Everton

Argentina (4-3-3, left to right): 23-Emiliano Martínez-GK — 3-Nicolas Tagliafico, 19-Nicolas Otamendi, 6-German Pezzella, 26-Nahuel Molina — 20-Giovani Lo Celso, 18-Guido Rodriguez, 7-Rodrigo De Paul — 15-Nicolas Gonzalez, 22-Lautaro Martínez, 10-Lionel Messi

What happens if there’s a tie?

Unlike the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, which went straight to a penalty-kick shootout in the case of a tie after 90 minutes, the Copa America final will have a 30-minute extra time. If there’s still no winner after extra time, then penalty kicks will be used to declare a champion.

Argentina made it to the final thanks to a memorable penalty-kick shootout win over Colombia. Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved three of Colombia’s five attempts, dishing out plenty of trash talk along the way.

MORE: All the 2021 Copa America results and highlights

Only four other Copa America finals have gone to a penalty-kick shootout and one of them saw Brazil beat Argentina in 2004. Argentina also lost back-to-back Copa America finals in heartbreaking fashion on PKs (2015, 2016). Brazil was the loser in the other Copa America final that went to spot kicks (1995).

In the current edition of the Copa America, a total of three of the seven knockout matches thus far have required a shootout to determine a winner.

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Brazil vs. Argentina: odds & prediction

Brazil is the defending champion, it’s playing at home and it’s won every edition of the Copa America it has hosted. It’s also taken the last two finals against Argentina (2004 and 2007). So it’s no surprise that the pre-tournament favorite is the favorite in the final, even if Lionel Messi is on the other side of the field.

It’s really hard to pick against Brazil. The Selecao has won its last seven finals (including three against Argentina), while Argentina has lost its last six finals (half via penalty-kick shootout). Since the last time Argentina won the Copa America in 1993, Brazil has won it five times.

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But for those who buy into the Messi narrative that he’ll finally deliver for his country, the odds are plenty attractive for both an Argentina victory and an Argentina win in 90 minutes. And the Argentines are on an impressive undefeated run of 19 matches (11-0-8) with their last loss coming in the 2019 Copa America semifinals … against Brazil.

It won’t be easy to find a way through a Brazilian side that’s been effective thanks to its organizational and defensive solidity. It has only conceded twice all tournament on a sensational bicycle kick (Colombia) and a broken play (Peru). And when you consider that Argentina has also been stingy (only three goals against), a tight match is the most likely outcome regardless of your favorite side.

That explains why the Under 2.5 total goals is priced at -230. It should prove a low-scoring affair. With both teams likely to have cautious approaches given the high stakes, a halftime draw might be the best way to play it (-113), or even a specific 0-0 halftime result (+128). 

Prediction: Brazil 1, Argentina 0 (extra time)

Odds courtesy of DraftKings

  • Brazil to win (90 mins): +115
  • Brazil to win trophy: -167
  • Draw (90 mins): +200
  • Argentina to win (90 mins): +290
  • Argentina to win trophy: +140
  • Under 1.5 total goals (90 mins): +140
  • Under 2.5 total goals (90 mins): -230
  • 1st Half draw: -113
  • Halftime result 0-0: +128
  • Brazil -0.25 Asian Handicap (90 mins): -122


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