Splendid Brazil destroy clueless Tunisia 5-1 in Paris
Brazil gave their close rivals a hint on Tuesday (September 27) of what is coming from them in the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 by hitting five goals into Tunisia’s net. They were dominant in possession and terrorized Tunisia’s defense all through the match at the Parc des Princes. Brazil vs Tunisia: Match Report Do you recall how the Brazilian players were depleted during the chanting of the national anthem before their 2014 World Cup semifinal match against Germany because they were without Neymar? They had concerns about their ability without Neymar Jr., and those concerns came true when they were defeated 7-1 by Germany in front of their own fans. Read: Neymar Jr. on the verge of breaking Pele's goalscoring record Brazil has failed to live up to fans' expectations in recent years. Their only major success in the last decade was winning the 2019 Copa America. But things have changed now as the Selecao men’s national side has plenty of options up front who can destroy any opposition on a given day.
Argentina and Brazil's international football schedules for September 2022
Argentina and Brazil will play two matches each in the September window for international friendlies. They are two of the hot favourites to win the FIFA World Cup 2022. Therefore, these fixtures will act as a preparation for both teams for the upcoming 2022 Qatar World Cup. Let’s have a look at Argentina and Brazil's international football schedules for September 2022 and their announced squads. Who will Argentina and Brazil play in September 2022? The international friendly window in September (September 19–27) will be crucial for all of the countries competing in the Qatar World Cup 2022, since this will be the final international window before the World Cup’s main event. The teams will thus be eager to put some of their players to the test who have the talent but aren't certain guaranteed spots in the squads. Two of the hot favourites for the upcoming World Cup event, Argentina and Brazil, will also try to seize the opportunity in order to find the perfect team combination. Read Bayern Munich vs Barcelona 2022: Match preview, lineups, predictions, where to watch Argentina’s national men’s football team’s international fixtures on September Date: September 23 (Friday) | Match: Argentina vs Honduras | Time: TBD Date: September 28 (Wednesday) | Match: Argentina vs Jamaica | Time: 6 a.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time) Brazil’s national men’s football team’s international fixtures on September Date: September 24 (Saturday) | Match: Brazil vs Ghana | Time: 12.30 a.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time) Date: September 28 (Wednesday) | Match: Brazil vs Tunisia | Time: 12.30 a.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). Read UEFA Champions League 2022-2023: UCL Group Stage Predictions Brazil and Argentina’s squads for the international friendly matches in September Since the upcoming international window will be the last before the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, the fixtures will be important for both the Argentina and Brazil teams to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, these games will give the coaches a better sense of their favourite starting XI and important backup players. Let's take a look at the players that were named to the Brazil and Argentina teams. Argentina Argentina have been playing excellent football under head coach Lionel Scaloni. They haven't lost a game since their 2019 Copa America semifinal defeat to Brazil, going 32 games without a defeat. The Argentina team under Scaloni is well aware of their aims for the game. Under his leadership, Argentina won the 2021 Copa America and the 2022 Finalissima. They now want to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Argentina have the players and the right balance to win football’s biggest event this year. However, there are some areas where Argentina still needs improvement. Besides, the coach wants to test some of the fringe players in the upcoming fixtures. Read 8 Stadiums of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 That is why he included some fresh names and also excluded a few names who have failed to live up to the expectations at the club level. The expected names who failed to make the squad are Marcos Senesi, Giovanni Simeone, and Alejandro Garnacho. Argentina’s 32-member squad for September friendlies Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martínez, Franco Armani, Geronimo Rulli, Juan Musso; Defenders: Nicolas Otamendi, Cristian Romero, Lisandro Martínez, Nahuel Molina, German Pezzella, Nicolas Tagliafico, Gonzalo Montiel, Facundo Medina, Nehuen Perez, Lucas M. Quarta; Midfielders: Rodrigo De Paul, Exequiel Palacios, Alejandro Gomez, Giovani Lo Celso, Alexis Mac Allister, Marcos Acuna, Leandro Paredes, Guido Rodriguez, Enzo Fernandez; Forwards: Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Paulo Dybala, Julian Alvarez, Angel Correa, Nicolas Gonzalez, Joaquin Correa, Thiago Almada. Read Stadium 974: FIFA’s Qatar World Cup 2022 brings world’s first transportable stadium Brazil Brazil’s head coach, Tite, has been known for not appointing any particular player to be the permanent captain of the national side. Tite has named more than 15 different captains since taking over as head coach of the Brazil national side in June 2016. Under his guidance, Brazil won their ninth Copa America title in 2019. The current Brazilian side is very talented and is one of the strong favourites to win the Qatar World Cup 2022. There are some surprises in Brazil's squad for the friendly international matches in September. Some well-known names who didn’t make the cut in the squad are Arsenal’s three Brazilian footballers – Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Magalhaes, and Gabriel Martinelli. Besides, Philippe Coutinho of Aston Villa and veteran Dani Alves weren’t included in the squad. Apart from them, all the expected names were included in Brazil’s 26-member squad. Read SAFF Women's Champs: Bangladesh earns first-ever win against India Brazil’s 26-member squad for September friendlies Goalkeepers: Ederson, Alisson, Weverton; Defenders: Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Eder Militao, Danilo, Alex Sandro, Alex Telles, Bremer, Ibanez; Midfielders: Casemiro, Fabinho, Lucas Paqueta, Everton Ribeiro, Fred, Bruno Guimaraes; Forwards: Neymar, Raphinha, Vinicius Junior, Roberto Firmino, Pedro, Matheus Cunha, Rodrygo, Richarlison, Antony. Read AFC U-20 Asian Cup: Bangladesh take solo lead beating Bhutan by 2-1 goal Bottom Line Argentina and Brazil were supposed to meet in a postponed qualifier in September, but both teams turned it down. Argentina and Brazil's September 2022 international football schedules will help to assess both the teams' current state. Another important goal for both sides would be to evaluate the talent of a few young players. The fringe players will have one more chance to impress their respective coaches and earn a spot in the World Cup squads.
Pele: First Brazilian football player to be dubbed as the greatest of all time
Pele is usually the first name that comes to mind when debating the greatest footballer of all time. He was born into a humble family in Sao Paulo. He won the hearts of billions of people all over the world with his amazing football skills. Many pundits have dubbed him the first-ever global football celebrity, as well as the first footballer to be hailed the greatest of all time. In addition to public adulation, Pele won several titles at the international and club levels. He also received many individual honors. Pele's illustrious professional football career is discussed in this article. Pele's Early Years Pele was born in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais on October 23, 1940. Edson Arantes do Nascimento is his full name. His family called him "Dico." However, during his school days, he was given a nickname because of his mispronunciation of the name of his favorite player, Bilé. His friends began to refer to him as Pele. In his autobiography, Pele stated that the name has no meaning and merely originates from the word 'Bile.' Read Brazil vs. Argentina 2021: FIFA Investigates the Suspension of Brazil-Argentina WC Qualifier Match Pele's father was a professional footballer. Pele grew up in poverty and bolstered his income by working as a servant in tea cafes. His father taught him some football skills, and he played for many amateur teams in his youth. Pele joined the Santos football academy when he was 15 years old. Pele's talent drew the attention of Santos FC coach Lula, who signed him to a professional contract in June 1956. He scored the first goal in Santos' 7-1 win over Corinthians on his professional debut. Pele astonished everyone with a spectacular performance in his very first match and the rest is history.
Copa America 2021 Final: Di Maria’s Early Strike Sinks Brazil
Argentina clinched the Copa America 2021 after beating Brazil 1-0 on Sunday (11th June) in front of nearly 5,000 spectators at the Maracana Stadium. Albiceleste adopted a cautious approach to the game after Di Maria gave them an early lead while Brazil did their best to cut the lead but were unable to do so due to a determined Argentine defense.Messi had a golden opportunity to score in the final towards the end of the match but instead blew it because he couldn't keep control of the ball. The match report of the Copa America 2021 final is discussed in this article. Read:Messi’s Argentina beats Brazil 1-0, wins Copa America title Match Report of Copa America 2021 Final: Argentina vs Brazil Argentina won the Copa America for the first time in 28 years courtesy of Angel Di Maria's stunning first-half goal.Argentina took an early lead in the 22nd minute of the final match at the iconic Maracana Stadium as veteran attacking midfielder Angel Di Maria put the ball into the Brazil net after receiving a perfect cross from midfielder Rodrigo de Paul. Before Di Maria's goal, both teams tried to play a little more carefully. But after falling behind by one goal, Brazil began to dominate the game and had complete control of the ball. They were creating opportunities, but a tenacious Argentine defense denied them. Read:Brazil and Argentina both have keys to win Copa America Brazil ramped up the heat in the second half and despite putting all of their best-attacking players on the field they were unable to equalize against an Argentine defense led by two great midfielders, Rodrigo de Paul and Paredes. Messi was unusually silent throughout the contest. He squandered a wonderful opportunity to put the game away from Brazil with two minutes left in the game. However, Brazil were unable to score in the end, and Argentina won the championship. Read Euro 2020 final: Italy holds historical edge over England Messi finished as a joint top scorer with 5 goals and won the best player award along with Neymar. The referee issued nine yellow cards In the Copa America 2021 final. Brazil got four yellow cards, while Argentina received five. This was Brazil's first competitive loss since the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia when they were defeated by Belgium while Argentina have gone undefeated in 20 games under head coach Lionel Scaloni. Read: Brazil and Argentina clash in a soccer final for 5th time Bottom Line Argentina won their record 15th Copa America championship thanks to an early goal by Angel Di Maria. Neymar's Brazil put forth a valiant effort throughout the match, but the Argentine defense held firm for the majority of the time, and Brazil was unable to score. This is Argentina's first major trophy in almost three decades. Prior to this year's edition, they last won the Copa America in 1993. Football sensation Lionel Messi also earned his first major title with the Argentine national team after appearing in five finals, including four Copa America and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The Copa America 2021 had seen some incredible individual performances, and the best team ultimately won the tournament. Read Copa America 2021: Lionel Messi vs Neymar da Silva
Copa America 2021 Match Preview: Argentina vs Brazil Final
The semifinal round of the ongoing South American Championship came to an end on Wednesday (July 7) morning. Brazil eliminated Peru 1-0 in the first semifinal, while Argentina defeated Colombia 3-2 in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw in the second semifinal.We will be witnessing an Argentina vs Brazil final for the first time in 15 years on Sunday, July 11th at 6 a.m. (BST). They last met in a final in 2007, where Brazil crushed Argentina 3-0 in the Copa America. Prediction of the Argentina vs. Brazil final of this year’s Copa America tournament is discussed in this article. Read:Copa America 2021: Martinez the Hero as Argentina Advance to Final Argentina’s Chances of Winning the Copa America 2021 Argentina is often considered one of the world's greatest footballing nations. So, they've always been a favorite in any major tournament. They haven't won a major championship since 1993 despite reaching the 2014 World Cup final and South American championship finals in 2004, 2007, 2015, and 2016. Argentina should win this year's championship in tribute to Lionel Messi as it is almost certain that this will be his final Copa America competition and, realistically, his last chance to win a major title with Argentina. That's why the Argentine team will be pumped up to win Copa America this time. Read Euro 2020 final: England can finally end 55 years of misery Argentina's defense is fragile as usual, but goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez's heroic performance against Colombia in the semifinal helped Argentina reach the final, and he will give them extra confidence ahead of Argentina vs Brazil final. They have some talented strikers and midfielders. Among them are Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, and Lautaro Martinez, all of whom are world-class players. One of the most essential things is consistency. Argentina were shaky at first, but they have subsequently played with a lot of confidence in the ongoing competition. Moreover, this group of players firmly believes they can finally win Copa America. The main worry is that Argentina are unable to cope with the strain of the final. They will have to play smart in the final to win the South American Championship for the first time in 28 years. Read Italy beats Spain on penalties, reaches Euro 2020 final Key Players Who Could Make the Difference Emiliano Martinez (GK), Lionel Messi (Goals: 4; Assists: 5), LautaroMartínez (Goals: 3), Alejandro Darío Gómez (Goals: 2), Angel Di Maria Probable Starting XI Emiliano Martinez (GK), Tagilafico, Romero, Molina, Pezzella, Rodríguez, Di María, Paredes, Lionel Messi, Gómez, Lautaro Martinez Read:Argentina advances on penalties to Copa final against Brazil Brazil’s Chances of Winning the Copa America 2021 The defending champion Brazil will be the favorite against Argentina in the championship match. This Brazilian team features a lot of standout players who may create a real problem on the opposition defense. The Brazilian team is quite strong in every department. Brazil will win the South American Championship if they can play sensibly in the final against arch-rival Argentina. Neymar is at the center of the Brazilian attack. They generally attack the opponent's area while keeping the ball in their possession. Taking control of the game against Brazil is always difficult for the opposing side. Read Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar: Who Has Acquired Most International Achievements? Neymar, Ederson, Paqueta, Casemiro, and Captain Thiago Silva are playing well for the Brazilian national side. The Seleção have done well so far in this competition. They had shown more promise in the semifinal encounter against Peru, despite winning by a lone goal. This performance will certainly boost their confidence ahead of the Argentina vs Brazil final. Key Players Who Could Make the Difference EdersonMoraes (GK), Neymar (Goals: 2; Assists: 3), Lucas Paqueta (Goals:2), Everton Soares (Assists: 1), Fred (Assists: 1) Probable Starting XI EdersonMoraes (GK), Thiago Silva, Danilo, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro, Everton, Casemiro, Richarlison, Fred, Gabriel Jesús and Neymar Read:Brazil edges Peru to reach Copa America final Verdict The Argentina vs Brazil final will take place at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, and the football world is anticipating an exciting contest between these two teams. Neymar's Brazil won the Copa America 2019 tournament and will be a strong contender to defend their title. Interestingly, only Lionel Messi is competing in this year's South American Championship among the players from both teams that competed in the 2007 edition. Messi's last genuine chance of winning a major tournament with Argentina is likely to be this one. So, they will play their hearts out to win the competition. Read Argentina beats Ecuador at Copa, plays Colombia in semifinal
Copa America 2021: Quarter Finals Preview
Eight teams have qualified for the Copa America 2021 quarterfinals, with the competition's first knockout round set to begin on July 2nd. Two of the tournament's favorites, Argentina and Brazil finished top in their respective groups. Messi’s Argentina will face Ecuador, while Neymar’s Brazil will face Chili in the quarterfinals. With a relatively easy quarter-final opponent, they will most certainly proceed to the semi-finals. The matchups between Uruguay and Colombia, as well as Peru and Paraguay, are expected to be the most exciting in the quarter-finals. In this article, we discussed who can qualify for the Copa America 2021 semi-finals? Read:UEFA Euro 2020: Meet the Quarter-Finalists Who are the Front-Runners in the Race to the Semifinals? 1st Quarter-Final (Peru vs. Paraguay) Venue: Goiania | Date: July 3 | Time (BST): 3 am Verdict: Paraguay 2-1 Peru Paraguay finished third in Group A with 6 points. The Paraguayan national team has shown a lot of promise in this tournament. They overcame Bolivia and Chili but lost to Argentina and Uruguay by a solitary goal in both matches. On the other hand, Peru placed second in Group B with 7 points. They were thrashed 4-0 by Brazil but came out on top 2-1 against Colombia. Based on the present form, Paraguay will start the match as a favorite. Paraguay’s probable starting XI Antony Silva (GK), Robert Rojas, Júnior Alonso, Alberto Espinola, Omar Alderete, BraianSamudio, GastónGiménez, Mathias Villasanti, Gabriel Ávalos, Ángel Romero, and Alejandro Romero. Peru’s probable starting XI Pedro Gallese (GK), Aldo Corzo, Miguel Araujo, Miguel Trauco, Renato Tapia, Luis Abram, YoshimarYotún, André Carrillo, Christian Cueva, Sergio Peña, Luis Iberico. Read:England beats Germany 2-0 to reach Euro 2020 quarterfinals 2nd Quarter-Final (Brazil vs. Chili) Venue: Rio de Janerio | Date: July 3 | Time (BST): 6 am Verdict: Brazil 3-1 Chili The defending Copa America champion Brazil are the clear favorite in this year's competition. In the quarterfinals, they'll face Chili, who haven't quite found their groove yet. So, Brazil will start the contest as the favorite. Brazil’s probable starting XI EdersonMoraes (GK), Thiago Silva, Danilo, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro, Everton, Casemiro, Richarlison, Fred, Gabriel Jesús and Neymar. Chili’s probable starting XI Claudio Bravo (GK), Mauricio Isla, Francisco Sierralta, Gary Medel, Eugenio Mena, Arturo Vidal, TomásAlarcón, Charles Aránguiz, Ben Brereton Díaz, César Pinares, Eduardo Vargas. Read:Copa America 2021: Teams Qualified For Quarter Finals, Fixtures 3rd Quarter-Final (Uruguay vs. Colombia) Venue: Brasilia | Date: July 4 | Time (BST): 4 am Verdict:Uruguay 3-2 Colombia (Extra Time) Uruguay have rediscovered their rhythm in their last two group stage matches, finishing second in Group A. They will face Colombia in the quarterfinal. Colombia finished the third spot in Group B and will go all-out against Uruguay. We can expect an exciting battle between these two teams. Uruguay’s probable starting XI Muoz (GK), Diego Godin, Caceres, Ronald Araujo, Damian Suarez, Lucas Torreira, Stuani, Nandez, Bentancur, Cavani, Suarez Colombia’s probable starting XI Ospina (GK), Tesillo, Mina, Medina, D Sanchez, Cuadrado, James, Uribe, Falcao, James Rodriguez, Martinez Read:Messi breaks Argentina’s record for caps at Copa America win 4th Quarter-Final (Argentina vs. Ecuador) Venue: Goiania | Date: July 4 | Time (BST): 7 am Verdict: Argentina 2-0 Ecuador Argentina played well in their final group stage match against Bolivia, winning by a large margin. So, we can expect a much more confident Argentine team to face Ecuador in the quarterfinal. Ecuador drew their final group stage encounter against Brazil, though Argentina will be the favorite to win this contest. Argentina’s probable starting XI Martinez (GK), Tagilafico, Romero, Molina, Pezzella, Rodríguez, Di María, Paredes, Lionel Messi, Gómez, Lautaro Martinez Ecuador’s probable starting XI Galindez (GK), Estupinan, E. Preciado, Hincapie, Arboleda, Palacios, Caicedo, Franco, Méndez, A. Preciado, Mena Read:Swiss beat France on penalties at Euro 2020 Verdict After assessing the strengths of the teams, it is apparent that Brazil and Argentina are the two clear favorites to advance to the next knockout phase of the Copa America 2021. Meanwhile, Uruguay and Paraguay will have a little advantage over their opponents in the quarter-finals. Overall, we expect the top teams to advance to the semi-finals.
Copa America 2021: Teams Qualified For Quarter Finals, Fixtures
The group stage of the ongoing South American Championship finished on June 29th.We saw some exciting matches in the first round, but had to wait until the final group stage fixtures to learn who would qualify for the next round. Eight teams qualified for the quarter-finals and all the expected national teams have progressed to the next round.Argentina finished top in Group A, while Brazil took the first spot in Group B.The competition's first knockout round will begin on July 2. This article has discussed the teams that qualified for the Copa America 2021 quarterfinals and fixtures. Teams Qualified for the Quarter Finals Phase The top four teams from each group qualified for the quarterfinals in the 47th edition of the Copa America tournament. Let's see who have advanced to the next round from each group. Group A One of the favorites of the tournament, Argentina topped the group A with the most points 10 points, followed by Uruguay (7), Paraguay (6), Chili (5) and Bolivia (0). Read UEFA Euro 2020: Round of 16 Qualified Teams, Fixtures Table topper, Argentina won three matches and drew one in the group stage. Argentina held a 1-1 draw in their opening match against Chili. After that, they won by a lone goal against Uruguay and Paraguay respectively before winning 4-1 against Bolivia in their last encounter. So, Argentina had a terrific time in the group stage and will seek to continue their winning streak in the knockout phase. On the other hand, Uruguay recovered from a slow start to win their remaining two group stage matches and finish second in the points table. Meanwhile, Chili had struggled in their last two matches. Read:Swiss beat France on penalties at Euro 2020 Group B The hot favorite, Brazil won three matches and drew one in group B, finishing top in the rankings with ten points. Peru (7), Colombia (4), Ecuador (3), and Venezuela (2) placed second, third, fourth, and fifth respectively at the end of the group stage. Brazil started off well, winning three of their first four matches, but they held a 1-1 draw against Ecuador in the last group stage encounter. Ecuador have qualified for the quarterfinals after drawing their match against Brazil. On the other hand, Peru moved up to second position after defeating Venezuela 1-0 in their last group stage game. Colombia had to settle for third place with only one win. They lost two games during the group stage. Colombia must regroup before the crucial quarterfinals. Read:Belgium edges Portugal, reaches quarterfinals at Euro 2020 Copa America 2021 Quarter Finals Fixtures Date Match Venue & Time (BST) July 3 (Saturday) Peru vs Paraguay Goiânia (3 AM) July 3 (Saturday) Brazil vs Chili Rio de Janeiro (6 AM) July 4 (Sunday) Uruguay vs Colombia Brasília (4 AM) July 4 (Sunday) Argentina vs Ecuador Goiânia(7 AM) Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Copa_Am%C3%A9rica Read:Denmark on the road for 1st time to face Wales at Euro 2020 Bottom Line The strongest national teams of South America have qualified for the Copa America 2021 quarter-finals. As a result, we can expect the title to be won by the deserving national team in the end. In the next round, reigning champion Brazil will play a strong Chili side. Chili won the championship in 2015 and 2016, thus it will be a tough battle for Brazil. However, there will be no easy matches in the quarter-finals. The teams must put up their best effort to advance to the semi-finals. Read:Messi breaks Argentina’s record for caps at Copa America win
Who is more likely to win the Copa America 2021 between Argentina and Brazil?
The Copa America 2020 was postponed for a year due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus. Finally, the South American Championship will go off on June 13 this year, with the final match taking place on July 10. Brazil won the Copa America 2019 and they will be a strong competitor to retain the title. The host Argentina will be one of the favourites to win this year's tournament. Apart from them, a few other nations have a chance to win the championship. In this article, we discussed who is more likely to win the Copa America 2021 between Argentina and Brazil? Chances of Argentina to win the Copa America 2021 Argentina was unable to win the Copa America since 1993 despite reaching the final multiple times. Argentina always take part in the South American Championship as one of the hot favourites. This will undoubtedly be Lionel Messi's final Copa America competition. Argentina should win this year's tournament in honor of Messi. In addition, Argentina will get an additional benefit from the fact that they are hosting the tournament. Argentina will be really motivated to win the Copa America this time. Read: UEFA EURO 2020: The favourites, underdogs and outsiders As usual, Argentina's defense is a bit shaky but they have some excellent midfielders and forwards. Superstars such as Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, and Lautaro Martinez are among them. The hosts will be able to easily reach the semi-finals if they perform at their best. The main concern is that the Argentines are unable to handle the pressure of the final. In the past six editions, they've made it to the final four times and lost all of them. They will have to play sensibly in the final in order to win the title. Albiceleste will win the Copa America 2021 if they can properly implement their strategy. Five important players of Argentina Lionel Messi (Striker), Sergio Aguero (Striker), Angel Di Maria (Midfielder), Lautaro Martínez (Striker), Lisandro Martínez (Defender) Probable Squad Marcos Acuña, Sergio Agüero, Lucas Alario, Ángel Correa, Joaquín Correa, Rodrigo de Paul, Ángel di María, Nicolás Domínguez, Juan Foyth, Alejandro Gómez, Nicolás González, Giovanni lo Celso, Agustín Marchesín, Emiliano Martínez, Lautaro Martínez, Lisandro Martínez, Lionel Messi, Nahuel Molina, Juan Musso, Guido Rodríguez, Lucas Ocampos, Nicolás Otamendi, Exequiel Palacios, Leandro Paredes, Germán Pezzella, Nicolás Tagliafico Read Copa America 2021: Things you need to know Chances of Brazil to win the Copa America 2021 The defending champion Brazil are one of the leading contenders for the championship. The Brazilian side has a number of outstanding players that may wreak havoc on the opposing side. Led by Neymar; the Brazilian side is quite strong in every department. Brazil will easily win the South American Championship if they can play at their best from the beginning to the end of the competition. The Brazilian team usually attacks the opponent's area while maintaining control of the ball. The opponent team normally finds it hard to take the control of the game against Brazil. The Brazilian attack revolves around Neymar. Roberto Firmino, Thiago Silva, Casemiro, Danilo, Anderson, and Allison are also notable star footballers who will take part in the competition for Seleção. Brazil should win the tournament for the second time in a row with such a strong team. Read: BAN vs SL ODI Series 2021: Bangladesh Player Ratings Five important players of Brazil Neymar (Striker), Thiago Silva (Defender), Marquinhos (Defender), Roberto Firmino (Striker), Alisson (Goalkeeper) Probable Squad Alisson, Ederson, Weverton, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Diego Carlos, Danilo, Felipe, Guilherme Arana, Alex Telles, Renan Lodi, Éverton Ribeiro, Everton Soares, Lucas Paquetá, Douglas Luiz, Bruno Guimarães, Allan, Arthur, Casemiro, Neymar, Richarlison, Vinícius Júnior, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino, Thiago Galhardo. Read 2022 World Cup qualifiers: Bangladesh start preparations in Qatar Who else have a chance to win the trophy? Luis Suarez's Uruguay, James Rodriguez's Colombo, and Alexis Sanchez's Chile are among the teams with a strong possibility of winning the Copa America 2021. The current Uruguayan team is a bit aged therefore winning the title will be difficult for them. However, they can become a dangerous side in the competition if they can get momentum from the beginning. On the other hand, Colombia have a good squad and they can beat any team on their day. Beating Argentina twice, Chile won the 2015 and 2016 Copa America respectively, so their potential cannot be ruled out. Verdict After analyzing the qualities of the teams, it is evident that Brazil and Argentina are the two clear favorites to win the Copa America 2021. In addition, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile all have a fair chance of winning Copa America 2021. Consistency is important in order to win a big competition like this. Overall, we anticipate the tournament will be won by the best team. Read: Winners and losers at the end of 2020/2021 European Season
Greatest Football XI: Best Brazil Team of All Time
Five-time World Cup champion Brazil is the most successful footballing nation in the world. Brazil has also won a number of Copa America championships. Pele is the greatest footballer in Brazilian history. Many people believe that legend Pele is one of the reasons why football is so popular today. Brazil has produced an abundance of talented footballers in the last seventy years. Therefore, finding the best XI among them is incredibly hard. This article has picked Brazil's best XI based on the players' individual accomplishments, abilities, and contributions to the team. Here's a look at the best Brazil team of all time. Brazil’s greatest XI of all time We preferred a 4-4-2 formation for choosing the best Brazilian XI. Goalkeeper Gilmar (1953-1969) | M: 94 | Goal: 0 Gilmar played in three World Cups for the Brazilian national team. The IFFHS named him the best Brazilian goalkeeper of the twentieth century, as well as one of the finest in the world. Right Back Cafu (1990-2006) | M: 142 | Goal: 5 Cafu has the most international caps of any Brazilian footballer. He featured in four FIFA World Cups and is the first player in history to have competed in three consecutive World Cup finals. He was the winner of two FIFA World Cups (1994, 2002), two Copa America (1997, 1999), and the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1997. Read: Best Argentina Football XI of All Time Left Back Roberto Carlos (1992-2006) | M: 125 | Goal: 11 Roberto Carlos was recognized as a free-kick specialist during his career and is largely regarded as one of the finest left-backs in history. He was runner-up in the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 1997. Roberto Carlos made his debut for the Brazilian national team in 1992. He represented his country in three World Cups, winning the 2002 event in Korea/Japan. Center Back Carlos Alberto Torres (1964-1977) | M: 53 | Goal: 8 Carlos Alberto Torres is widely considered as one of the all-time great defenders. He was also a great penalty taker and a leader. He led the Brazilian national team to victory in the 1970 World Cup. Center Back Aldair (1989-2000) | M: 80 | Goal: 3 Aldair competed in three World Cups, winning the 1994 event. He also won two Copa America trophies (1989, 1999). Read: Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Combined ODI XI 2021 Defensive Midfield Dunga (1987-1998) | M: 91 | Goal: 6 Under Dunga's captaincy, Brazil won the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He is the first of two men to have played in a World Cup final, an Olympic final, a Confederations Cup final, and a continental championship final. Center Midfield Roberto Falcão (1976-1986) | M: 34 | Goal: 6 Roberto Falco is widely regarded as one of Brazil's finest footballers of all time. Falco has a total of 34 caps with the Brazilian national team. At the 1982 FIFA World Cup, he played midfield with Zico, Sócrates, and Éder. Center Midfield Zico (1976-1986) | M: 71 | Goal: 48 Zico is regarded as one of the best finishers, great playmakers, and free-kick specialists. Zico scored 48 goals in 71 appearances for Brazil. He was a member of Brazil's World Cup teams in 1978, 1982, and 1986. Attacking Midfield Ronaldinho (1999-2013) | M: 97 | Goal: 33 Many believe Ronaldinho to be one of the finest players of his generation, if not the greatest of all time. Ronaldinho was named FIFA World Player of the Year twice and received the Ballon d'Or once. He was known for his dribbling abilities and technical talents. Ronaldinho won the Fifa World Cup in 2002. Right Forward Ronaldo (1994-2011) | M: 98 | Goal: 62 Ronaldo is widely recognized as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He has won two Ballon d'Or honors and has been named FIFA World Player of the Year three times. He won the Fifa World Cups in 1994 and 2002. In the 2002 edition of the tournament, he was the highest scorer. Left Forward Pelé (1957-1971) | M: 92 | Goal: 77 FIFA has dubbed Pelé "the best footballer of all time." He was one of the most accomplished and well-known athletes of the twentieth century. Pelé made his debut for the Brazil national team when he was 16 years old. He was the only player to win three FIFA World Cups: 1958, 1962, and 1970. Pelé has 77 goals in 92 matches, making him Brazil's all-time leading goalscorer. Read: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2021: ODI Series Preview Bottom Line As a whole, the above XI is the best Brazil team of all time. But, we should also mention that Brazil has produced a wide range of talented footballers over the years apart from the players who make the best XI. Dani Alves, Nilton Santos, Tafarel, Rivaldo, Romario, Garrincha, and Socrates are among the most noteworthy.