The Copa America 2021 final is around the corner and it will bring us a must-watch game between two of the mightiest teams in the world. Argentina and Brazil will square off at Maracana Stadium today to fight for the continent's ultimate prize.
La Albiceleste have made their way to the big game after a hard-fought semi-final clash against Colombia, winning on penalties thanks to Emiliano Martínez's impressive performance. Lionel Messi and his teammates are hoping to end a long drought and bring home a highly desired trophy.
On the other hand, the hosts have been favorites to win a back-to-back title throughout the whole tournament. Tité's boys are arguably the strongest side on South America right now, but they'll have to prove it in the upcoming final.
Argentina's confirmed lineup for the Copa America 2021 final vs. Brazil
Lionel Scaloni has made changes to the starting eleven almost game after game in Copa America 2021 and this match won't be the exception. First, Cristian Romero has apparently recovered from his injury and will replace Germán Pezzella as the center-back alongside Nicolás Otamendi.
He has also decided to start Gonzalo Montiel in the right-back instead of Nahuel Molina. Then, Scaloni will also make a change in the left flank, where Nicolás Tagliafico will be replaced by Marcos Acuña.
Guido Rodríguez won't be in the middle of the park, as Leandro Paredes will take his spot, and Angel Di María will be taking Nicolas González's place. Therefore, this is how Argentina will line up to face Brazil: Emiliano Martínez; Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Nicolás Tagliafico; Angel Di María, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso; Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez.
Brazil's confirmed starting XI vs. Argentina in Copa America 2021 final
On the other hand, Tité was much more convinced about his starting eleven for the upcoming final. His only concern relied on Alex Sandro's availability for the left back, but Renan Lodi will be the starter.
Ederson will be the man between the sticks, Marquinhos and Thiago Silva will be the center-backs, while Neymar will be the key man in attack. This will be Brazil's lineup: Ederson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Renan Lodi; Casemiro, Fred, Lucas Paquetá; Everton, Richarlison, Neymar.