The Copa America Final will feature the Clásico del Atlántico, one of international soccer’s fiercest rivalries, as Argentina and Brazil will meet on the pitch to decide who gets to take home the title and bragging rights Saturday night.
Toss in Messi’s quest for his first international trophy and Neymar’s desire to beat Brazil’s rival on home soil will make for a compelling spectacle at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.
Here’s all the information you need for the Copa America Final.
Where to watch: FS1
Spanish language: Univision, TUDN
Time: 8 P.M. EST
Streaming: fuboTV, Fox Sports App
Last time both teams met:
Argentina and Brazil last met on Nov. 15, 2019, in the 2019 Superclásico de las Américas where Argentina won 1-0 off Messi’s goal.
Last Copa America title:
Brazil is the most recent of the two teams to hoist the Cup, having done so in 2019 with a 3-1 victory over Peru. Argentina, on the other hand, has not won the tournament since 1993 despite reaching the final four times since then.
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 regulation, the Copa America final will have a 30-minute extra time. If there’s still no winner after extra time, the final will be decided by penalty kicks.
Messi vs. Neymar
At 34 years old, this could be one of Messi’s final opportunities to win an international Cup. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has claimed every major trophy on the club level with FC Barcelona, but international success has proven elusive with losses in four major tournament finals. The only international competition the Argentinian has won was gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Neymar, Messi’s former Barcelona teammate and Paris Saint-Germain forward, is similarly trying to establish his international legacy after being absent from Brazil’s 2019 win due to injury.
In his effort to end Argentina’s 28-year Copa America drought, Messi is having one of his best tournament runs in an Argentina jersey. He’s contributed to all but two of Argentina’s scores as he’s led his team in goals (4) and assists (5).
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Copa America final 2021: Brazil vs. Argentina, time, how to watch