The decisive match of the contest will be attractive to the classic. It will be the only match of the tournament that, if equality persists, will have an extension of 30 minutes.
Argentina will play Brazil in the Copa América final after eliminating Colombia in the second semifinal. The remarkable clash will take place this Saturday, July 10, at the legendary Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, which for the only time in the contest will be the venue. Thus, the temple of Brazilian and world football will receive the decisive match for the third time, after the 1989 and 2019 editions, both times with the triumphs of Verdeamarela. But the Albiceleste will seek to break that streak.
Maracanã had some improvement work on its playing field, and the big game will be at 9:00 p.m. this Saturday. It will be the only game wherein case the 90 minutes end tied, a half-hour extension will be played divided into two 15-minute times. If equality persists, only then will it be defined by penalties.
Without a doubt, Argentina and Brazil were the two best teams in the tournament. They arrive undefeated in the last match and beyond ups and downs. They deserve to win the ticket to the final. Their classic rivalry will give a unique added value to the definition.
In the 1989 edition, the final tournament phase was played where Argentina (with Diego Maradona and Claudio Caniggia among others), Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay entered. But the peculiarity occurred that the Uruguayans and Brazilians achieved two victories and the same goal difference against the other two teams. This allowed the clash between them, which was the last, to have a final air where the locals won 1-0 with a goal from Romario.
It took 30 years for the Copa América to define its champion in the same stadium, but with the remodeling for the 2014 World Cup. Brazil once again celebrated Brazil, beating Peru 3-1. Now the Canarinha will seek to retain the title and nothing less than against one of the traditional rivals.
Although at one point there was speculation about the possibility of an audience in the final, for now, that alternative is unlikely given the health restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So in this way, the tournament will be completed without spectators.
While Argentina will play a final at the Maracana again after the historic match on July 13, 2014, when it reached the most crucial game of the World Cup and met Germany, who was left with the victory by the slightest difference in time. Additional and after a great game of the team led by Alejandro Sabella.
While Leo Messi is going for his fourth Copa América final after the losses in 2007 against Brazil and the penalties against Chile in 2015 and 2016.
Although one day before the final, there will be a match for third place between Peru and Colombia, which will take place at the Mané Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia. The headquarters of the capital was very active during this Copa América.