Yet another tournament with a similar climax – Argentina vs Chile. The only question being, will the silverware be lifted by a different side? The Copa America Centenario is all set for its final showdown tomorrow at Net Life stadium when title holders Chile take on threatening Argentine men.
Chile cruised into the final after beating James Rodriguez’ Colombia by 2-0 while Argentina made a 4-0 goal rout against the home side, Unites States of America, significantly marked by Lionel Messi’s stunning free-kick that took him to bag the honour of all-time leading goal scorer of Argentina.
Chile stars ‘chill out’ ahead of Copa finale
Meanwhile in the 3 days break, Chile players really seemed so chill which was evident when they took it out to social media. Inter Milan midfielder Gary Medel, who plays at centre-half for his country, took to Instagram as the Chile players prepared to fly to New York ahead of Sunday’s final. ‘New York next for the bandita #VamosChile’ was the caption.
Arsenal lethal forward Alexis Sanchez sported a buzz cut and uploaded snaps that had himself along with Arturo Vidal, Claudio Bravo and Medel in a jacuzzi.
Argentina has been regarded one of the valiant sides that had failed to lift a major trophy [Next to England, though] and are under massive pressure to seize this time. Losing to Chile last year on penalties extended their trophy-less jinx from 1993.
Chile is under the spotlight for being one of the emerging teams in international football and wishes to retain the title no matter what for the second consecutive year. The Argentine flank will restore its menacing threat as Paris St.Germain winger Angel Di Maria is back from his injury woes, relieving Gerard Martino.
In the competition between Messi and Ronaldo to achieve international honours, the former holds a million dollar shot to lead his rival one to nil, as Portugal takes on a toughie Croatia in the Euro Cup knockout stage.