Sunday, July 15, 2007


It is being billed as the dream final with Argentina and Brazil set to renew their rivalry. On form, Argentina looks the favourite, but sentiments root for Brazil.

With the stars striking form, Argentina are well set to avenge their defeat suffered at the hands of the Samba boys in the last edition of the Copa America. But Brazil has not displayed the kind of fluid football that we all expected. Brazil started the tournament with a loss and then slowly edged past the opponents to reach the finals. Dunga’s men have not been impressive.

With the lack of striking firepower, Brazil has to do a lot different to break the defence of Argentina. The likes of Riquelme and Messi can play havoc with the defence of Brazil. Defence was not the best even when Brazilian teams were in their pomp.

The Argentines don’t hesitate to play rough when things are tough, and this can only make it difficult for the likes of Robinho.

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