- Date: 3rd July ,Wednesday .
- Time: 12:30 AM GMT,6:30 AM Kick off BDT
- Stadium: Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto in Belo Horizonte in Brazil.
- Teams: Brazil vs Argentina
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The 1st semi-final match of The Copa America 2019 will be held on 3rd July, Wednesday (12:30 AM GMT,6:30 AM Kick off BDT), between Brazil vs Paraguay. It is the 46th edition of the Copa America, the quadrennial international men’s association football championship organized by South America‘s football ruling body CONMEBOL. The match will be played at the Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto in Belo Horizonte in Brazil. The match will be held between Brazil vs Argentina, which is one of the biggest rivalries in football history.
In the 1st semi-final of The Copa America 2019, Brazil is the favorite over Argentina. They are in great form in the tournament. They are still unbeaten in the tournament. On their way to the semi-final, they have beaten Bolivia and Peru in the group stage. They won the quarter-final against Paraguay in the penalty shoot-out. They started the Copa America 2019 mission as the hot favorite and they are still proving that they are the strongest candidate of the tournament.
On the other hand, Argentina is coming back in form after they lost against Colombia in the group stage match. On their way to the semi-final, they have beaten Qatar in the group stage. They got a 2-0 victory in the quarter-final against Venezuela. Though Argentina is not in a very good form they are also a strong candidate to reach the final of the Copa America 2019.
Head To Head :
Copa America 2019 – Wednesday’s clash will the 110th meeting the two biggest rivals. The latest clash of the two nations in any competition came in October when Brazil won 1-0 over Argentina in Saudi Arabia.
Their last meeting in the Copa America was on Copa America 2007 final. Brazil won the match by 3-0 against Argentina.
The Selecao are unbeaten in their last four meetings in the Copa America. And they have never lost against Argentina in a Copa America tournament in their soil. Argentina’s last victory against Brazil in their soil was on 1993.
Brazil’s record vs Argentina :
Brazil’s Richarlison is out of the tournament because of mumps. Casemiro is available for the match after he was on the bench because of suspension on the quarter-final. He could start in the place of Fernadinho.
On the other side, Argentina has no injury or suspension issues. Lo Celso could start the match after he came off the bench in their last match of the Copa America 2019.
Possible Line-up :
Brazil : Alisson; D.Alves,T.Silva,Marquinhos,Luis; Casemiro,Arthur,Everton,Coutinho,Jesus; Firmino.
Argentina : Armani; Foyth,Pezzella,Otamendi,Tagliafico; Paredes,De Paul,Lo Celso; Messi,Lautaro,Aguero.