A curious event will happen tonight in Brazil. The locals want their historical rival, Argentina, to win the final of the Copa América 2021 at the Marcaná. The fans of the ‘canarinha’ have been against the Tite team in the last time. They are not happy. Some journalists were encouraged to explain the phenomenon.
Julio Gomes, editor at UOL Esporte, reveals in his opinion note that he does not consider himself a fan of the Brazilian team because it is very difficult for him "to dissociate the team from what the Brazilian Football Confederation is and represents."
"I find it difficult to dissociate it from the political kidnapping that occurred from the shirt," he explains. He explains that he prefers Argentina to win the game because of what it would mean for Lionel Messi. "He is the best player I have seen, one of the greatest in history, and he has the 'need' to win a title so there is no unfair stain on his resume," he adds.
Neymar and Lionel Messi will meet at the Maracana. ‘La Pulga’ will shoot in the Rio de Janeiro temple what may be his last bullet in the oldest national team tournament in the world. Will it be enough to lift, finally, a title with the Albiceleste? ‘Ney’, absent in the Brazilian victory in the previous edition, in 2019, says no.