Brazil vs Argentina Copa America Final 2021: Head to Head History and Predictions
Brazil face Argentina for the final match at Copa America 2021
As Brazil takes on Argentina for the final match at Copa America 2021, we shall look at the head-to-head statistics between these two sides. Brazil is the defending champion and also hosted the last tournament in 2019.
Brazil vs Argentina Schedule - Final Match Copa America 2021
Saturday, July 10
Brazil vs Argentina – 8pm ET
(Sunday July 11: Brazil vs Argentina – 5:30 AM IST)
Brazil and Argentina meet in the Copa America final for a chance at continental silverware on Sunday at 1am (UK time).
Copa America 2021 'Dream Final' : Lionel Messi vs Neymar Face-Off
A dream ‘Argentina vs Brazil’ final is on the cards and that is exactly what the fans are praying for ahead of the Copa America 2021 semi-finals. Both Argentina and Brazil have the opportunity of making the summit clash and fans cannot keep calm about the prospect. The two traditional footballing rivals and giants from South America could meet each other in what could be a ‘once in a lifetime’ final.
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|Lionel Messi vs Neymar - Copa America 2021 Final|
Lionel Messi, who has been in sublime form, would have to come up with the goods once again when Argentina takes on a resilient Colombia in the semis. On the other hand, Brazil would lock horns with Peru’s side for a spot in the final.
|Copa America 2021 Final, Brazil vs Argentina Messi vs Neymar (Image: Twitter)|
|In the final, where they will face Brazil at the Estadio Maracana on Saturday night, and Messi knows that this is the fixture football fans around the world want to tune in for. |
"We are both in the final. It's going to be the final we were all hoping for, it's going to be very close, very difficult," Messi recognised in his post-match interview.
"We achieved our first objective, which was to play every game. Now we will try to win the final."
Neymar had already stated prior to Argentina's tie against Colombia that he hoped Messi and co. would advance, and that has been the case.
"I know Neymar said it because he's a good guy, it's the final we were all waiting for," Messi noted.
"We've achieved the first goal. We have a goalkeeper [Emi Martinez] who is a fantastic player."
Messi spoke more about Emi Martinez and emphasised just how delighted he is with him.
"At times it was difficult. But we have Emi, who is a fantastic player. We trusted him," he commented.
"We achieved the objective of being able to play all the matches and now we are going for the final."
Brazil vs Argentina: Head to Head Record in History
One of the biggest rivalries in world football, Argentina and Brazil will meet again on the 11th of July. As recorded by FIFA, out of the 105 games played between the giants, Brazil have won 41 and Argentina have grabbed 38, respectively. They have shared the spoils in 26 games. Brazil have scored a total of 163 goals against Argentina, while Argentina have found the net a total of 160 times against Brazil.
Latest meeting: Brazil 0–1 Argentina (2019)
Largest victory: Argentina 6-1 Brazil
First meeting: Argentina 3–0 Brazil
Most wins: Brazil (41)
|Brazil vs Argentina - Games won:||46|
|Brazil vs Argentina - Games drawn:||25|
|Brazil vs Argentina - Games lost:||40|
|20 Sep 1914||Argentina v Brazil||L||3-0||International Friendly|
|27 Sep 1914||Argentina v Brazil||W||0-1||Copa Julio Roca|
|10 Jul 1916||Argentina v Brazil||D||1-1||Copa America|
|27 Sep 1916||Argentina v Brazil||W||0-1||Copa Julio Roca|
|03 Oct 1917||Argentina v Brazil||L||4-2||Copa America|
|18 May 1919||Brazil v Argentina||W||3-1||Copa America|
|01 Jun 1919||Brazil v Argentina||D||3-3||Copa Roberto Cherry|
|25 Sep 1920||Brazil v Argentina||L||0-2||Copa America|
|12 Oct 1920||Argentina v Brazil||L||3-1||International Friendly|
|02 Oct 1921||Argentina v Brazil||L||1-0||Copa America|
|15 Oct 1922||Brazil v Argentina||W||2-0||Copa America|
|22 Oct 1922||Brazil v Argentina||W||2-1||Copa Julio Roca|
|18 Nov 1923||Argentina v Brazil||L||2-1||Copa America|
|02 Dec 1923||Argentina v Brazil||W||0-2||Copa Confraternidad|
|09 Dec 1923||Argentina v Brazil||L||2-0||Copa Julio Roca|
|13 Dec 1925||Argentina v Brazil||L||4-1||Copa America|
|25 Dec 1925||Argentina v Brazil||D||2-2||Copa America|
|30 Jan 1937||Argentina v Brazil||L||1-0||Copa America|
|01 Feb 1937||Argentina v Brazil||L||2-0||Copa America|
|15 Jan 1939||Brazil v Argentina||L||1-5||Copa Julio Roca|
|22 Jan 1939||Brazil v Argentina||W||3-2||Copa Julio Roca|
|18 Feb 1940||Brazil v Argentina||D||2-2||Copa Julio Roca|
|25 Feb 1940||Brazil v Argentina||L||0-3||Copa Julio Roca|
|05 Mar 1940||Argentina v Brazil||L||6-1||Copa Julio Roca|
|10 Mar 1940||Argentina v Brazil||W||2-3||Copa Julio Roca|
|17 Mar 1940||Argentina v Brazil||L||5-1||Copa Julio Roca|
|17 Jan 1942||Argentina v Brazil||L||2-1||Copa America|
|15 Feb 1945||Argentina v Brazil||L||3-1||Copa America|
|16 Dec 1945||Brazil v Argentina||L||3-4||Copa Julio Roca|
|20 Dec 1945||Brazil v Argentina||W||6-2||Copa Julio Roca|
|23 Dec 1945||Brazil v Argentina||W||3-1||Copa Julio Roca|
|10 Feb 1946||Argentina v Brazil||L||2-0||Copa America|
|05 Feb 1956||Brazil v Argentina||W||1-0||Copa America|
|18 Mar 1956||Brazil v Argentina||D||2-2||Panamerican Championship|
|08 Jul 1956||Argentina v Brazil||D||0-0||Copa del Atlantico|
|05 Dec 1956||Brazil v Argentina||L||1-2||International Friendly|
|03 Apr 1957||Argentina v Brazil||L||3-0||Copa America|
|07 Jul 1957||Brazil v Argentina||L||1-2||Copa Julio Roca|
|10 Jul 1957||Brazil v Argentina||W||2-0||Copa Julio Roca|
|04 Apr 1959||Argentina v Brazil||D||1-1||Copa America|
|22 Dec 1959||Argentina v Brazil||L||4-1||Copa America|
|13 Mar 1960||Argentina v Brazil||L||2-1||Panamerican Championship|
|20 Mar 1960||Brazil v Argentina||W||1-0||Panamerican Championship|
|25 May 1960||Argentina v Brazil||L||4-2||Copa Julio Roca|
|29 May 1960||Argentina v Brazil||W||1-4||Copa Julio Roca|
|12 Jul 1960||Brazil v Argentina||W||5-1||Copa del Atlantico|
|03 Feb 1962||Brazil v Argentina||D||0-0||SA NOVOS|
|24 Mar 1963||Argentina v Brazil||L||3-0||Copa America|
|13 Apr 1963||Brazil v Argentina||L||2-3||Copa Julio Roca|
|16 Apr 1963||Brazil v Argentina||W||5-2||Copa Julio Roca|
|03 Jun 1964||Brazil v Argentina||L||0-3||Copa das Nacoes|
|07 Sep 1964||Brazil v Argentina||W||3-0||International Friendly|
|09 Jun 1965||Brazil v Argentina||D||0-0||International Friendly|
|07 Aug 1968||Brazil v Argentina||W||4-1||International Friendly|
|11 Aug 1968||Brazil v Argentina||W||3-2||International Friendly|
|04 Mar 1970||Brazil v Argentina||L||0-2||International Friendly|
|08 Mar 1970||Brazil v Argentina||W||2-1||International Friendly|
|28 Jul 1971||Argentina v Brazil||D||1-1||Copa Julio Roca|
|31 Jul 1971||Argentina v Brazil||D||2-2||Copa Julio Roca|
|30 Jun 1974||Argentina v Brazil||W||1-2||FIFA World Cup|
|06 Aug 1975||Brazil v Argentina||W||2-1||Copa America|
|16 Aug 1975||Argentina v Brazil||W||0-1||Copa America|
|27 Feb 1976||Argentina v Brazil||W||1-2||Copa del Atlantico|
|19 May 1976||Brazil v Argentina||W||2-0||Copa del Atlantico|
|18 Jun 1978||Argentina v Brazil||D||0-0||FIFA World Cup|
|02 Aug 1979||Brazil v Argentina||W||2-1||Copa America|
|23 Aug 1979||Argentina v Brazil||D||2-2||Copa America|
|04 Jan 1981||Argentina v Brazil||D||1-1||Gold Cup|
|02 Jul 1982||Brazil v Argentina||W||3-1||FIFA World Cup|
|24 Aug 1983||Argentina v Brazil||L||1-0||Copa America|
|14 Sep 1983||Brazil v Argentina||D||0-0||Copa America|
|17 Jun 1984||Brazil v Argentina||D||0-0||International Friendly|
|05 May 1985||Brazil v Argentina||W||2-1||International Friendly|
|10 Jul 1988||Argentina v Brazil||D||0-0||Bicentennial Gold Cup|
|12 Jul 1989||Brazil v Argentina||W||2-0||Copa America|
|24 Jun 1990||Brazil v Argentina||L||0-1||FIFA World Cup|
|27 Mar 1991||Argentina v Brazil||D||3-3||International Friendly|
|27 Jun 1991||Brazil v Argentina||D||1-1||International Friendly|
|17 Jul 1991||Brazil v Argentina||L||2-3||Copa America|
|18 Feb 1993||Argentina v Brazil||D||1-1||International Friendly|
|27 Jun 1993||Brazil v Argentina||L||1-1||Copa America|
|24 Mar 1994||Brazil v Argentina||W||2-0||International Friendly|
|17 Jul 1995||Brazil v Argentina||D||2-2||Copa America|
|08 Nov 1995||Argentina v Brazil||W||0-1||International Friendly|
|29 Apr 1998||Brazil v Argentina||L||0-1||International Friendly|
|11 Jul 1999||Brazil v Argentina||W||2-1||Copa America|
|04 Sep 1999||Argentina v Brazil||L||2-0||International Friendly|
|07 Sep 1999||Brazil v Argentina||W||4-2||International Friendly|
|26 Jul 2000||Brazil v Argentina||W||3-1||FIFA World Cup|
|05 Sep 2001||Argentina v Brazil||L||2-1||FIFA World Cup|
|02 Jun 2004||Brazil v Argentina||W||3-1||FIFA World Cup|
|25 Jul 2004||Argentina v Brazil||W||2-2||Copa America|
|08 Jun 2005||Argentina v Brazil||L||3-1||FIFA World Cup|
|29 Jun 2005||Brazil v Argentina||W||4-1||FIFA Confederations Cup|
|03 Sep 2006||Brazil v Argentina||W||3-0||International Friendly|
|15 Jul 2007||Argentina v Brazil||W||0-3||Copa America|
|18 Jun 2008||Brazil v Argentina||D||0-0||FIFA World Cup|
|05 Sep 2009||Argentina v Brazil||W||1-3||FIFA World Cup|
|17 Nov 2010||Argentina v Brazil||L||1-0||International Friendly|
|14 Sep 2011||Argentina v Brazil||D||0-0||Superclasico de las Americas|
|28 Sep 2011||Brazil v Argentina||W||2-0||Superclasico de las Americas|
|09 Jun 2012||Argentina v Brazil||L||4-3||International Friendly|
|20 Sep 2012||Brazil v Argentina||W||2-1||Superclasico de las Americas|
|21 Nov 2012||Argentina v Brazil||L||2-1||Superclasico de las Americas|
|11 Oct 2014||Brazil v Argentina||W||2-0||Superclasico de las Americas|
|13 Nov 2015||Argentina v Brazil||D||1-1||FIFA World Cup|
|10 Nov 2016||Brazil v Argentina||W||3-0||FIFA World Cup|
|09 Jun 2017||Brazil v Argentina||L||0-1||Superclasico de las Americas|
|16 Oct 2018||Argentina v Brazil||W||0-1||Superclasico de las Americas|
|02 Jul 2019||Brazil v Argentina||W||2-0||Copa America|
|15 Nov 2019||Brazil v Argentina||L||0-1||Superclasico de las Americas|
Brazil vs Argentina: Predicton and Preview
Brazil 1-2 Argentina
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The reigning champions of Copa America, Brazil, return to the stadium where they triumphed last, beating Peru 3-0 in the 2019 installation of South America’s flagship competition. Tite will unquestionably harbour aspirations of retaining his crown, and by doing so he would become only the third-ever manager to win successive Copa Americas. A triumph for Brazil would take their total into double digits, closing in on Argentina (14) and Uruguay (15).
Of course, for Argentina the narrative remains the same: will Lionel Messi win silverware with his country? The Ballon d’Or magnet has reached four finals with La Albiceleste during his career, including three in this competition; his first is a repeat of this fixture, with the Barcelona legend losing 3-0 to Brazil in 2007. Since then he has lost out in the 2014 World Cup final, and successive Copa Americas in 2015 and 2016.
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When and where to watch Copa America 2021 from Anywhere in the World
The tournament will be telecast live in five languages including English, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam on Sony Ten and Sony Six channels starting June 14. Live streaming will also be available on SonyLiv.
Rest of the world-
Australia: Optus Sport (pay)
Canada: Univision Canada (pay)
China: PP Sports (pay)
Pakistan: Ten Sports (pay)
US: FOX, Univision (both free); FS1/FS2, TUDN/Galavision (pay)
UK: BBC (pay)
MENA countries: beIN Sports (pay)
How to watch, stream
Live updates, stats: Online via NBCSports.com
- UK: BBC iPlayer & BBC Red Button
- US: Fox Sports 1 & Univision
Probable Line ups
- Alisson Becker; Danilo, Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro; Casemiro, Lucas Pacqueta; Roberto Firmino, Richarlison, Neymar; Gabigol
- Emiliano Martinez, German Pezzella, Nicholas Otamendi, Marcus Acuna, Rodrigo De Paul, Leondro Parades, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Gonzalez.
- Lionel Messi
Barcelona’s flagbearer Lionel Messi will be the major threat to Brazil in the finals. Messi has the most number of goal involvements (9) in the tournament so far, which includes 4 goals and 5 assists.
|Argentina have scored 11 goals in the tournament so far while conceding just three goals. As for the Seleção, they have scored just 12 goals in the tournament while conceding only 2 goals.|
- Neymar Jnr
Neymar has carried his side brilliantly in the season so far. The Brazilian team is thriving under the assistance of the PSG’s forward. Neymar has scored 2 goals and completed 3 assists, the most after Messi.
Real Madrid’s tank has been solid for Brazil in the competition. Casemiro already has a goal to his name. His ability to cut down the opposition’s attack makes him a lethal threat in the defense. Casemiro has attempted a total of 24 tackles in the tournament so far and has been successful in 13 of them with a success rate of 54%.
- Rodrigo de Paul
Rodrigo is going to be a crucial midfielder for the Argentines. He has already bagged a goal in the tournament and his pass completion rate is 90%. He is expected to run things for Argentina from the mid.
The PSG defender has been vital for the Brazilians in the defense. Adding to that, he has already picked a goal in the tournament. His successful tackle percent is 75. He has maintained 95% pass accuracy in the ongoing Copa America season.
- Germán Pezzella
Argentina’s defense is led by Pezzella who had an 86% pass accuracy rate, 3 clearances, 6 out of 7 ariel dues won, and had a rating of 7.3.
|Brazil: In the Little Canary’s two knockout matches, the evergreen Thiago Silva has formed an impervious centre-back partnership with former Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Marquinhos, keeping two clean sheets. At 36, Silva is nearly 10 years his partner’s senior, but the Brazilian skipper’s mobility in possession and clarity of thought when opposition attackers are running at him certainly belies his ageing legs. For such an aggressive and physically-dominant defender, the Chelsea stalwart is sprightly and slick on the ball, two traits that will serve him well against Argentina. With an attack consisting of Messi and Lautaro Martinez, not to mention the world-class talent in reserve, Silva’s experience, robust nature and tackling expertise will be absolutely vital if Brazil are to hold onto their trophy. |
Argentina: The subplot for this contest will, as mentioned, be on Lionel Messi and the potential of him breaking his silverware duck for Argentina. The Barca immortal has won everything at club level, from the Champions League to Ballon d’Ors aplenty, but international silverware has continued to elude him. He briefly retired from international football after his last Copa America final defeat before reversing that decision, and so, now is the perfect opportunity for him to finally get the monkey off his back, exorcise the ghosts from those previous showpiece slip-ups, and firmly etch his name in Argentina folklore.
Brazil vs Argentina: BettingTips
South America’s giants are going head to head on Friday in one of the biggest clashes of this international break. The fact that this time around Lionel Messi returns to the fold for Argentina adds even more to the spectacle. Messi is aiming to lead his men to more glory in the coming years, as he returns from his recent ban. Can he make the perfect return by seeing off Brazil?
The Brazilians are chasing a big result having hit a few problems since their big summer. Brazil are the reigning champions of South America following their Copa America triumph in the summer. They managed to go all the way in that tournament without having Neymar to rely on. Now they are casting their eyes towards next summer, with another major tournament to come.
The 2020 Copa America is a great chance for Argentina to get a major tournament win, while it could be Messi’s last shot with his national side. His return following a ban for controversial comments made in the aftermath of the Copa America loss to Brazil is a welcome one, given that he hinted at another international retirement not long ago. He is set to captain the side in the Superclasico, with Argentina looking as strong as ever in attack.
They have Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martinez up top with Messi, while more talents pack their midfield. It’s yet another top-heavy Argentina squad, as the defence remains unconvincing or inexperienced. Their two October games saw 11 goals, with Argentina scoring eight times without Messi. However, both teams scored in those meetings with Germany and Ecuador.
We expect more goals here, with Brazil just as talented up top. Brazil have seen both teams score in four of their last five matches, while they’ve yet to keep a clean sheet since winning the Copa America. That form should lead to goals here, so both teams to score is our pick.
We’re also backing a draw in this clash, following some tough results of late for Brazil. With the South American champions failing to win their last four matches, we are expecting more problems for them here. They look a little disjointed, which has led to back to back 1-1 draws, with the favourites drawing three of their last four. Given that Argentina are in fine form – with a six-game unbeaten run behind them – we’re backing a 1-1 draw as our correct score pick in this one.
Brazil vs Argentina Football Predictions And Betting Odds: Predicted Winner
Both the teams are evenly matched on the paper but it will be very difficult for the Argentines to get the better of the Brazilians on their own soil. Nevertheless, with Messi on their side, anything is possible. Brazil will head into the game as favourites, considering Argentina’s poor record in the finals.