The biggest game in international soccer returns on Saturday as Argentina and Brazil battle for the Copa America title at the iconic Maracanã Stadium. The match will kick off at 8 p.m. ET — stream via fuboTV (Try for free).
Both teams are unbeaten in the tournament but are coming off inconsistent displays in the knockout stage, with Argentina beating Colombia in the semis in penalty kicks and Brazil beating Peru. It’s Lionel Messi vs. Neymar in their biggest ever meeting against each other, with 90 minute or potentially more to decide the kings of the continent. Messi is seeking his first senior title in an Argentina shirt, and the first for Argentina since 1993. This is the fourth time he’s reached the Copa final in his career.
Messi vs. Neymar
At age 34, Messi could be looking at one of his final chances at a championship with his national team. The six-time world player of the year has won every major trophy on the club level with FC Barcelona in Spain, but international success has proven elusive with losses in four major tournament finals. It was at the Maracana where Messi saw his World Cup dream dashed by Germany in the 2014 final.
Neymar, meanwhile, was sidelined in 2019 with an injury and was not part of Brazil’s Copa America-winning side. He — like other Brazilian stars Pele, Zico and Garrincha — does not have a Copa title to his resume.
How to watch Brazil vs. Argentina
Date: Saturday, July 10
Time: 8 p.m. ET
TV channels: FS1
Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN
Streaming: fuboTV (free 7-day trial); Fox Sports app / TUDN.tv for authenticated subscribers
The 2021 Copa America final between South American giants Brazil and Argentina will be broadcast in English on FS1 and in Spanish on Univision and TUDN.
What happens if there’s a tie?
Unlike the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, which went straight to a penalty-kick shootout in the case of a tie after 90 minutes, the Copa America final will have a 30-minute extra time. If there’s still no winner after extra time, then penalty kicks will be used to declare a champion.
Argentina made it to the final thanks to a memorable penalty-kick shootout win over Colombia. Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved three of Colombia’s five attempts, dishing out plenty of trash talk along the way.