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Copa America: Brazil vs Argentina Final - Preview, Where to Watch in India, Live Streaming Details & Squads

Arjun Singh Devgan
Copa America 2021: Brazil will face Argentina in the final
Copa America 2021: Brazil will face Argentina in the final / EVARISTO SA/Getty Images
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Defending Copa America champions, Brazil will look to seal a second consecutive title win when they host rivals, Argentina in the final of the 2021 edition on Sunday, 11 July with the game taking place at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

The hosts come into the game on the back of a hard-fought 1-0 win over Peru in the semi-final with Lucas Paqueta scoring the only goal of the game. The Selecao have been brilliant defensively off late, conceding only four goals in their last 12 games, but all eyes will be on Neymar who missed their title triumph last time due to injury.

Brazil manager, Tite will be without first-choice striker, Gabriel Jesus due to suspension and he will have a decision to make, though he has tended to favour Richarlison in the tournament, due to his willingness to track back.

Argentina meanwhile suffered a nervy penalty shootout win against Colombia in the semi-final, with Emiliano Martinez the star on the day after he saved three penalties. La Albiceleste have focused more on attack during the tournament as seen by Lionel Scaloni not playing a natural defensive midfielder, but again it is all about Lionel Messi - who is searching for his first major international trophy for his country.

Messi has been brilliant so far, leading the charts in terms of goals scored, assists and dribbles and if he is his usual self, then Argentina have a chance of winning their first Copa America since 1993.

When and where is the game?

The game between Brazil and Argentina will be played at the Maracana stadium in Brazil on Sunday, July 11 at 5:30am IST (Indian Standard Time).

Where to watch the game in India?

The telecast of the game in India will be on the Sony Pictures Network's Sony Ten and Sony Six sports channels. The game will also be live streamed on Sony Liv app.

Brazil Squad

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras).

Defenders: Emerson (Barcelona), Danilo, Alex Sandro (Juventus), Renan Lodi, Felipe (Atletico Madrid), Éder Militão (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Thiago Silva (Chelsea).

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Lucas Paquetã (Lyon).

Forwards: Everton (Benfica), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Richarlison (Everton), Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid).

Argentina Squad

Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa), Agustín Marchesín (Porto) and Juan Musso (Udinese).

Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel (River), Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica), Germán Pezzella, Lucas Martínez Quarta (Fiorentina), Nicolás Tagliafico, Lisandro Martínez (Ajax), Marcos Acuña (Sevilla), Cristian Romero (Atalanta), Nahuel Molina Lucero (Udinese).

Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain), Guido Rodríguez (Betis), Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Nicolás González (Stuttgart), Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese), Alejandro Gómez (Sevilla), Ángel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Nicolás Domínguez (Bologna).

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan), Joaquín Correa (Lazio), Lucas Alario (Bayer Leverkusen) and Sergio Agüero (Barcelona).

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