Argentina are through to the finals of the Copa America final after clinching a victory in the semi-final against Colombia.
After drawing 1-1, the stalemate led to the penalty shootout where Lionel Messi’s men won 3-2.
Messi has let his skills do the talking in this competition like he always does. The Barcelona superstar is the tournament’s top goal scorer (4) and has the most assists (5) to his name.
After winning the semi-final, he said: “It was a tough game but we deserved it. At times it became difficult because of the way they defended. But we have [Emiliano Martinez] who is a phenomenon. We knew he was going to make those saves. We know what he is capable of and we trusted him.”
They are now one step away from lifting the Copa America title, but Brazil stands in their way. Fans are excited to witness a Neymar vs Messi showdown in the final, something that they rarely get to witness.
When is the Copa America final: Brazil vs Argentina?
The highly-anticipated Copa America 2021 final will be held July 10 (Saturday) at 9 pm (Brazil time).
The UK viewers will catch it live on Sunday, July 11 at 1 am BST due to the time difference.
For the football fans in the US, the final will begin at 8 pm ET on Saturday, July 10.
Where is the Copa America final?
Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium will host the Copa America 2021 final for the second time in a row.
Maracana is known for being one of the biggest football grounds in the world as well as hosting two World Cup finals.
Despite playing the event in their backyard, Brazil cannot make it big in front of the home crowd as the final will be played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 situation.
There have been a few rumors circulating that the organizers and Brazil government might allow a handful of fans to throng the stadium for the final.
Where can I live stream the Copa America final?
People in the UK can watch the game on the BBC Red Button service as the platform has acquired broadcasting rights for the entire event. People can stream live via the BBC iPlayer.
In the US, Fox Sports 1 and Univision will broadcast the big final on TV.
Those who are looking for live-streaming platforms can use the TUDN app, Univision NOW, and the Fox Sports app to watch every moment of the July 11 clash.
Martinez; Molina, Pezzella, Otamendi, Acuna; Paredes, De Paul, Lo Celso; Messi, Aguero, Lautaro.
Alisson; Sandro, Militao, Marquinhos, Danilo; Casemiro, Fred, Paqueta; Richarlison, Firmino, Neymar.
Brazil vs Argentina prediction:
Both Brazil and Argentina presented their A-game in the Copa America 2021. Both teams are unbeaten so far, but we are going to give the edge to Lionel Messi this time since he has led Argentina in a dominant fashion.
Argentina has got to the final in the last two years but failed to bring it home.
This might be the last time we are seeing Messi and Aguero don the national team jersey so they would be eager to finish on a high note.