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Argentina vs Brazil schedule, time & preview

Argentina vs Brazil schedule, time & preview

On June 29th, Argentina won 2-0 against Venezuela to reach the semi-final against Brazil host. This clash has a lot of dramatics in the Copa America history.

Argentina football has not encountered many difficulties like in the group stage, and returned to Maracana since losing the 2014 FIFA World Cup final, they soon won the advantage over Venezuela.

On the 10th minute, Lautaro Martinez opened the scoring for Argentina with a backheel when he took the opportunity to score from Sergio Aguero's shot after a corner kick from Lionel Messi.

The goal soon helped Argentina take full control of the game, but at the second half it was time for them to sag to Venezuela to rise up fiercely and there was no chance of equalizing, but goalkeeper Franco Armani excelled.

However, 74 minutes into the field for Giovani Lo Celso to set a 2-0 win for Argentina after goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez (Venezuela) caught the ball after Sergio Aguero's powerful shot.

This result was defended by the Argentine players until the end of the match, as well as eliminating the loss 0-1 against Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final, also on the Maracana stadium.

After the match, striker Aguero said: "The victory against Venezuela is not easy, but it shows that Argentina are gradually returning and playing at their level. We are ready for the confrontation with Brazil in the semi-finals. Argentina vs Brazil match has always been the most compelling and best match in the world. That match is the clash you never want to miss. We will try our best to play the game for this life”.

The semi-final Argentina vs Brazil will take place at 8:30 am (GMT+8) on July 3rd at Estadio Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte city. Historically, Brazil has won Argentina with 45 matches, 25 draws and 39 losses. Two recent meetings, Brazil won 1-0 and Argentina also won 1-0 in friendly matches.

In the history of Copa America, this is the first time the two teams have met again since the final in 2007, as Brazil won 3-0 and crowned the champion for the 8th time so far.