- A final before the final! That’s how the Brazil vs Argentina clash in the first semi-final of the Copa America 2019 can be comprehended.
- Semi-final between Brazil and Argentina will at 6am on Wednesday morning (3rd June)
There is no bigger game in South American football than Brazil vs Argentina and these two eternal rivals meet in the early hours of Wednesday morning in the semi-finals of this year’s Copa America.
Brazil is coming off a win over Paraguay in penalty kicks after finishing 0-0 in regulation. It was a game where the ball just wouldn’t find the back of the net despite tons of chances, with Brazil holding on, 4-3, in the penalty kicks.
Argentina, despite starting the tournament off on the wrong foot, has found a bit of form and beat Venezuela 2-0 in the quarterfinals.
However, Brazil have never lost a competitive game on home soil against their southern neighbours and they are clear favourites to keep that record going.
Five-time FIFA World Cup winners Brazil haven’t won the Copa America since 2007 while last edition’s runners-up Argentina went all the way in the competition back in 1993.
The head-to-head stats between the two sides see the Selecao lead with 41 wins while La Albiceleste have won 38 of the 106 occasions when the two teams have come across each other.