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Argentina  is a country in the southern half of South America. It shares the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, and is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. Argentina covers an area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi),[B] and is the largest Spanish-speaking nation in the world. It is the second-largest country in South America after Brazil, the fourth-largest country in the Americas, and the eighth-largest country in the world. Argentina is subdivided into twenty-three provinces, and one autonomous city, which is the federal capital and largest city of the nation, Buenos Aires. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over a part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

The earliest recorded human presence in modern-day Argentina dates back to the Paleolithic period.[19] The Inca Empire expanded to the northwest of the country in Pre-Columbian times. The country has its roots in Spanish colonization of the region during the 16th century.[20] Argentina rose as the successor state of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata,[21] a Spanish overseas viceroyalty founded in 1776. The declaration and fight for independence (1810–1818) was followed by an extended civil war that lasted until 1861, culminating in the country’s reorganization as a federation. The country thereafter enjoyed relative peace and stability, with several waves of European immigration, mainly Italians and Spaniards, radically reshaping its cultural and demographic outlook; 62.5% of the population has full or partial Italian ancestry, and the Argentine culture has significant connections to the Italian culture.

Argentina, country of South America, covering most of the southern portion of the continent. The world’s eighth largest country, Argentina occupies an area more extensive than Mexico and the U.S. state of Texas combined. It encompasses immense plains, deserts, tundra, and forests, as well as tall mountains, rivers, and thousands of miles of ocean shoreline. Argentina also claims a portion of Antarctica, as well as several islands in the South Atlantic, including the British-ruled Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas).

Although won the last edition in 2019, have a better overall record with 14 titles compared to Brazil’s 9. However, their last title was in 1993. Since then, Messi & Co have lost 4 finals and one World Cup final. The Barcelona legend has won everything at the club level, both in personal and team capacity, but has missed a major title with his country apart from a 2008 gold medal in the Olympics.

PSG and Brazilian star also have never won either of the two major titles. He was out with injury in the 2019 Copa America which won.

There can’t be a bigger match than Argentina vs Brazil. These two teams have given the world names such as Pele, Maradona, Messi, Fernando Redondo, Gabriel Batistuta, Garrincha, Zico, Romario, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, among many others. They have a rivalry that goes back more than 100 years. Both of them have 7 World Cup titles between them and 25 Copa America titles. Both teams will be desperate to win the title.

The 34-year-old Messi has 10 La Liga titles, 4 UEFA Champions League medals and 6 Ballon d’OR awards. Can he finally add his first major international title?

Road to final

Brazil started the group stage with 3-0 and 4-0 wins against Venezuela and Peru respectively. They also won the third group game against Colombia and drew the last group match against Ecuador. In the quarter-final, they beat Chile, and defeated Peru 1-0 in the semi-final.

Argentina drew its first match against Chile and won the second match 1-0 against Uruguay. Third group stage match saw them beat Paraguay 1-0, while in the last group game they thrashed Bolivia 4-1. In the quarter-finals, they comfortably beat Ecuador 3-0. A penalty-shootout win over Colombia in the semi-final secured a spot in the final.

Brazil vs Argentina head-to-head

In the Copa America tournament, Argentina have won 15 matches out of a total of 33. Brazil won in 10 matches.

Key players – Argentina

Messi, Angel Di Maria, Emiliano Martínez, Lautaro Martínez, Sergio Agüero, Leandro Paredes

Key players – Brazil

Neymar, Thiago Silva, Lucas Paquetá, Casemiro, Fred, Roberto Firmino

When is the Copa America 2021 final?

The final between Brazil and Argentina will take place on July 11 at 5:30 AM IST.

At which venue will the Brazil vs Argentina final be played?

The match will be played at Brazil’s iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Which TV channels will live telecast Brazil vs Argentina final match?

The live telecast of Copa America final will be available on Sony network channels. Sony SIX HD/SD will live broadcast the Brazil vs Argentina match with English Commentary.

How to watch the live streaming of Brazil vs Argentina final match?

Live streaming will be available on SonyLIV app.

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