Argentina and Chile: the match for the third place


Football wanted that Lionel Messi’s Argentina and Chile’s ‘Fantastic Four’ to meet again for third place in the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil, on Saturday July 6th, game that will be played in Sao Paulo.

Th national team of Lionel Scaloni, who were looking to advance again to the final of the tournament as they did in the last two editions, lost last Tuesday by 2-0 in the first semifinal against Brazil, while the Colombian DT Reinaldo Rueda, on Wednesday witness their dream of being crowned for the third consecutive time as champions of the CONMEBOL Copa America after losing 3-0 to Peru as an impossible.

In 2015 and 2016, Chile and Argentina met in the final of the CONMEBOL Copa América, both won by Chile on penalties.

Arturo Vidal, one of Chile’s leaders, admitted that “it’s always nice” to play against Argentina because he has the best in the world, his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.

– Everyone wants to play” –

At the Arena Corinthinas in Sao Paulo, both teams will want to say goodbye by giving one last victory to their fans in the tournament.

La Albiceleste progressed more and more in this Cup, everyone fells that they left a very good expectation in the match against Brazil, and now seeks to maintain it for the immediate future of the Argentine team.

Scaloni will not be able to count on his two main bets, midfielder Marcos Acuña and revelation striker Lautaro Martinez, both of them have reached the limit of yellow cards. To replace the Toro might use Matías Suarez or Paulo Dybala.

Meanwhile, Rueda would maintain the base of the team with which he played throughout the Cup to face the final game of the CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019.

 Possible line-ups:

Argentina: Franco Armani – Juan Foyth, German Pezzela, Nicolás Otamendi, Nicolás Tagliafico – Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Ángel Di María – Lionel Messi – Sergio Agüero, Matías Suárez.
Coach: Lionel Scaloni.

Chile: Gabriel Arias – Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Guillermo Maripán, Jean Beausejour – Erick Pulgar, Charles Aránguiz, Arturo Vidal – José Fuenzalida, Eduardo Vargas, Alexis Sánchez.
Coach: Reinaldo Rueda (COL).

Referee: Mario Díaz de Vivar (PAR).