In the only game this Sunday, which refers to the final match for this edition of the Copa America 2019, will face the national team of Brasil and the national team of Peru, at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Sunday marks the end of the Copa America, as Brazil and Peru come out to glory in the final.
The hosts enjoyed a solid tournament overall, which contributed to offset the problems of the 2014 World Cup. Brazil collapsed under pressure, but this time they are in the final with a chance to lift the cup.
Having come out in the last eight of the 2018 World Cup, Brazil is undoubtedly showing signs of improvement this summer. They have fought to raise great trophies in recent years with only one Confederations Cup in the last 11 years.
Peru has not won this competition since 1975, but they have been good in the last eight tournaments. They have now finished in the top three in three of the previous four tournaments, so there is definite progress from Peru so far. The only issue is that they tend not to get it when the action gets serious – just like their defeats at the opening of the 2018 World Cup.
Peru also needs to see a side of Brazil that had their best showing when the two met in the group stage. The Brazilians won by 5-0 in the last confrontation between them, which led Peru to the third place in the standings. While they were able to defeat Chile, Peru equalized with Venezuela and Uruguay, alongside their heavy defeat to Brazil. That does not accurately mark them as favourites, especially considering that they have missed five of their last six matches with Brazil.
Brazil has played seven games in the last month, winning five of them and keeping seven clean sheets. They are brilliant in defence and blessed in the future. I can only think of Brasil as winners, let alone playing at home.