Argentina vs Brazil Final LIVE Football Score 11 Jul 2021
Date: Saturday, July 10 | Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Maracana — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
TV: FS1 and TUDN | : fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Brazil +114; Draw +210; Argentina +275 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
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.
A second-half strike from a corner kick by Marquinhos sends the host nation to the title. Pick: Brazil 2, Argentina 1
In a mega final clash at the Copa America 2021, arch-rivals Brazil and Argentina are all set to lock horns on Sundday morning at the famous Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The two Latin American giants have faced each other 111 times in the past out Argentina have won in 46 matches, Brazil have won 40 matches and the remaining 25 matches ended in a draw.
The last time these two sides came face-to-face was in a Superclasico de las Americas tie in November 2019. La Albiceleste had won it courtesy a Lionel Messi strike.
But the last time they met each other in a major international tournament was in the semifinal of Copa America 2019 in which Brazil won 2-0.
Even though Argentina have the edge when it comes to overall head-to-head records, in the last five matches in major international tournaments, Brazil have remained unbeaten. It has to be noted that all the five matches were in the Copa America.
Here, we take a look at the results of the last five matches of South American giants in major international competitions.
Copa America 2019 – Brazil 2-0 Argentina