Argentina will play one of the most important games in recent history this weekend when they face arch-rivals Brazil in the 2021 Copa America final on Saturday. Both teams have excellent players and will have to do their best this weekend to take the trophy.
Brazil has been a juggernaut under Tite in recent years and entered the tournament as favorites. The Selecao have an even team but have been harassed by some of their South American colleagues in the past few weeks.
Argentina, on the other hand, excelled at the 2021 Copa America but was asked for the money by Colombia last week. Lionel Scaloni has built an impressive squad over the last few years and the Albiceleste’s undefeated streak gives them a good chance to play this game.
Squad to choose from
Agustin Marchesin, Emiliano Martinez, Juan Musso, Franco Armani; Nicolas Tagliafico, German Pezzella, Nicolas Otamendi, Cristian Romero, Nahuel Molina Lucera, Lucas Martinez Quarta, Lisandro Martinez, Gonzalo Montiel; Marcos Acuna, Joaquin Correa, Rodrigo De Paul, Angel Di Mara, Nicolas Domnguez, Giovanni Lo Celso, Guido Rodriguez, Exequiel Palacios, Leandro Paredes; Lionel Messi, Lucas Alario, Sergio Agüero, Angel Correa, Lautaro Martinez, Joaquin Correa
Alisson, Ederson, Weverton; Emerson, Danilo, Alex Sandro, Renan Lodi, Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Felipe; Casemiro, Douglas Luiz, Everton Ribeiro, Fabinho, Fred, Lucas Paqueta; Everton, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Barbosa, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar, Richarlison, Vinicius Junior
Predicted Game XIs
Emiliano Martinez; Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Acuna; Guido Rodriguez, Rodrigo De Paul; Giovani Lo Celso, Lionel Messi, Alejandro Gomez; Sergio Aguero
Alisson; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Renan Lodi; Casemiro, Fred; Lucas Paqueta, Richarlison, Neymar; Roberto Firmino
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Match: Argentina (ARG) vs. Brazil (BRA), Copa America 2021 final
Date: July 11, 2021 at 5:30 am IST
Venue: Maracana Stadium
Argentina (ARG) vs Brazil (BRA) Dream11 Fantasy Proposals
With four goals and five assists in five games, Lionel Messi was the best player in the 2021 Copa America and is an excellent captain pick for the game. Neymar has played an important role for Brazil too and will lead his side’s attack this weekend.
While both teams have struggled with their full-backs in recent years, Marcos Acuna has done admirably for Argentina last month. Marquinhos and Thiago Silva will form the core of the Brazilian defense and will face a lot against Messi and Lautaro Martinez.
Rodrigo De Paul was a revelation for Argentina at the 2021 Copa America and his ability to carry some of the creative burden was crucial to Lionel Messi’s form. Lucas Paqueta was Brazil’s surprise package and is perfectly capable of scoring a crucial goal or a defensive pass.
The Dream11 Fantasy Suggestion # 2 is aimed at players who support a Neymar master class and a subsequent win for Brazil.
Fantasy suggestion No. 1
Emiliano Martinez; Marcos Acuna, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Nicolas Otamendi; Rodrigo De Paul, Casemiro, Lucas Paqueta; Alejandro Gomez, Neymar (VC), Lionel Messi (C)
Captain: Lionel Messi (ARG), Vice captain: Neymar (BRA)
Fantasy suggestion # 2
Emiliano Martinez; Marcos Acuna, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Nicolas Otamendi; Giovani Lo Celso, Casemiro, Lucas Paqueta; Richarlison, Neymar (VC), Lionel Messi (C)
Captain: Neymar (BRA), Vice captain: Lionel Messi (ARG)
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