It don’t get any better or bigger than this. Argentina vs Brasil in the Copa América Final.
Argentina will be looking to win a record 15th Copa and has the team and and the football form to get it done.
Basile will go with the same lineup again.
I don’t imagine that Argentina will face the same tight marking and defensive setup from Brasil as they did against Mexico but it will still be a hard fought game as all the Clásico’s always are.
Today will be Leo Messi’s first final with the Argentina shirt. Riquelme will once again play against a Brazilian team and he always seems rise to the occasion and play great when facing a Brazilian team. May that continue today.
The backline will have to be very alert and focused as they take on fast, skillful, and goal scoring threats such as Robinho and Wagner Love.
Despite Dunga’s attempts to take pressure off himself and Brasil, there is no favorite today.
There is never a favorite in el Clásico.
Argentina has played a great and memorable Copa América but it won’t mean anything unless it wins today. Argentina has improved in every game and finds itself in a fantastic moment, the individual talents and collectively. Argentina has won every game so far and has done so respecting and defending a style of play. LA NUESTRA. OUR FOOTBALL.
All that’s left is the final step.
It’s time to bring the Copa back home.
VAMOS ARGENTINA CARAJO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ARGENTINA STARTING LINEUP
GK – Roberto Abbondanzieri
D – Javier Zanetti
D – Roberto Ayala
D – Gabriel Milito
D – Gabriel Heinze
M – Juan Sebastian Verón
M – Javier Mascherano
M – Esteban Cambiasso
M – Juan Roman Riquelme
F – Lionel Messi
F – Carlos Tevez