Brazil and Argentina will face off for the fifth time in a event final after they decide which workforce will carry the Copa America trophy out of the Maracana Stadium on Saturday. Brazil holds a 3-1 edge in their 84-year historical past of matches.
Here is how these finals went:
1937 COPA AMERICA: Argentina 2, Brazil 0
The Copa America format was a round-robin event and was presupposed to haven’t any final. But in 1937 the 2 arch-rivals completed degree with eight factors every, and as an alternative of contemplating objective distinction to select the winner, Brazil and Argentina agreed to play for the trophy. The match ended 0-0 after 90 minutes on the Gasómetro, the previous stadium of San Lorenzo in Buenos Aires. Argentina received its fifth continental title in further time with two objectives by Vicente de la Mata.
2004 COPA AMERICA: Brazil 2, Argentina 2 (Brazil wins on penalties)
Argentina’s win appeared all however sure because the match on the Estadio Nacional in Lima ticked down. Argentina had opened the scoring with Christian Gonzalez from the spot, noticed Luisão equalize in the tip of the primary half, however a shot by César Delgado three minutes earlier than the tip had then defending World Cup champions Brazil almost knocked out. But striker Adriano scored on the final shot of the match to ship the match to penalties. Brazil’s goalkeeper Julio César stopped Andrés D’Alessandro and Argentina’s Gabriel Heinze missed his likelihood from the spot. Juan scored the decisive penalty for Brazil, which received Copa America for the seventh time.
2005 CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Brazil 4, Argentina 1
Brazil eradicated host Germany in the semifinals whereas Argentina knocked Mexico out and the archrivals met in a final that many anticipated to be shut. It wasn’t. Brazil thrashed Argentina regardless of Robinho changing the injured Ronaldo. Adriano scored the primary objective with a blast from outdoors the field in the twelfth minute. Kaká discovered the again of the web from almost the identical place solely 5 minutes later. Ronaldinho, the most effective participant in the world on the time, netted the third in the forty eighth minute from shut vary and Adriano completed the rivals off with a header in the sixty fourth minute. Pablo Aimar scored Argentina’s solely objective.
2007 COPA AMERICA: Brazil 3, Argentina 0
Argentina was broadly anticipated to win the South American event that yr. At age 20, Lionel Messi performed the final in Maracaibo with Juan Román Riquelme and Carlos Tevez up entrance, however couldn’t make a distinction for the favorites. Brazil scored with Júlio Baptista, an personal objective by Roberto Ayala and then Dani Alves. It was the Seleção’s second consecutive title in the event. It was additionally Messi’s first disappointment with Argentina in event finals.