5 Important Notes Ahead of Brazil vs Peru in the Copa America Final

Brazil became the favorite team to be able to win the Copa America title in 2019. Following are the notes ahead of Brazil vs Peru in the 2019 Copa America Final at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Sunday (7/7) WIB.

Brazil qualified for the final after beating Argentina 2-0 through goals from Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino. While Peru to the final after silencing the 2015 and 2016 Copa America champions, Chile 3-0 through goals from Edison Flores, Victor Yotun and Jose Guerrero.

In the preliminary round, Brazil had beaten Peru 5-0 in the second group stage match through five goals scored by different players; Carlos Casemiro, Firmino, Everton, Dani Alves and Willian.

Here are five important notes ahead of the Brazil vs Peru duel quoted from various sources:

1. Brazil is Sharp Without Neymar

It took time for Brazil to adapt to appear without Neymar in the Copa America 2019 who suffered an injury. That condition made Tite make some changes.

One of them is pairing Firmino and Jesus on the front lines to strengthen the Selecao’s attack even sharper without Neymar. Brazil scored 10 goals on the way to the final.

On the back line, Brazil is also very tight in maintaining its defense and has not conceded a single goal in the Copa America 2019. Dani Alves won praise with his playing appearance like 28 years old, not 36 years when facing Argentina in the semifinals.

2. Brazil Favorite Champion

As the host, Brazil became the favorite team of the Copa America champions this year. Brazil last won the Copa America title in 2007 and re-opened the opportunity after a 12-year long wait.

The fact that Brazil’s 5-0 win over Peru in the Group phase became a strong capital of Samba Team could win at the final meeting later. Signs of Brazil’s victory have also been seen; player composition, more rest time, and support from host supporters.

3. Peru’s Victory Becomes a Milestone

If Peru wins the Copa America 2019, this will be a surprise. Before the tournament was held, Peru was not included in the list of top teams.

If Peru had successfully defeated Brazil in the final, then Peru would have maintained a record never to lose in the Copa America final. The last time Peru became the Copa America champion was in 1975.

4. Top hunting scores Enliven the Copa America Final Game

The hunt for the top scorer in the 2019 Copa America is still vague. There are no strong candidates because there are many players who have scored twice in the Copa America so far.

In the Brazilian camp, there are Everton, Roberto Firmino, and Philippe Coutinho. While in Peru there are Paolo Guerrero and Edison Flores. They also still have to compete with Argentine and Chilean players.

The top scorer hunt also enlivened the Copa America 2019 final.

5. Brazil excels far in FIFA rankings

Brazil currently ranks third in FIFA rankings, only losing to Belgium and France. The Selecao became the best team in the Conmebol zone.

Meanwhile Peru is in the 21st position in the world ranking. Especially for the Conmebol zone, Peru is in the sixth serial number.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *