Brazil: At the historic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the thrill will be doubled as two rival teams like Argentina and Brazil face each other, as well as the two biggest stars of the world.
Both of them will try their best to bring their respective teams to the winning trophy as it will also increase their stature. More special for Messi as he has been a part of the team that lost the final of this tournament thrice.
He has not been able to get Argentina any major title under his captaincy. Neymar and Messi, who have won the Champions League together for Spanish club Barcelona, are also good friends. Both know each other’s weaknesses and strengths. Where Messi is experienced, Neymar is young. The quickness of both will surely make you crazy.
The rivalry between these two national teams is one of the oldest and most famous in the world. These two continental giants have faced each other countless times throughout history and won recognition as two of the mightiest sides in the world. So the upcoming Copa America final will be even more special for both the teams. Lionel Messi wants a much-needed international trophy while Neymar wants to redeem himself in Conmebol’s marquee tournament.
They have met 107 times, these two lifelong rivals have fought for the trophy only a few times in the tournament decider. Argentina and Brazil have faced each other in four finals so far.
1. Copa America final (1937)
2. Copa America final (2004)
3. FIFA Confederations Cup final (2005)
4. Copa America final (2007)
The Copa America 2021 decider will be the fifth final between them.
The craze about this match is such that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told Argentine President Alberto Fernandez in an online meeting, ‘I know what the result will be. 5-0. Fernandez was left laughing at this.
Head to Head between these two teams:
Total Matches: 107
Argentina won: 39
Brazil won: 43