Neymar Reveals Which Country He Wants Brazil to Face in Copa America Final

Neymar Reveals Which Country He Wants Brazil to Face in Copa America Final

  • After helping Brazil reach the Copa America final, Neymar has backed Argentina to overcome Colombia to reach the final
  • The 29-year-old was named the man of the match for his contributions during their victory over stubborn Peru
  • Neymar believes the Selecao will beat their South American partner if they meet in the final of the competition
  • Argentina beat Ecuador in the quarter-finals of the competition to book a date with Colombia in the last four

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Neymar is backing Argentina to beat Colombia in the Copa America second semifinal clash scheduled for Wednesday, July 7th.

Brazil players celebrate after seeing off Peru during the Copa America. Photo: Buda Mendes.
Brazil booked a place in the final of the Copa America after stunning Peru 1-0 in the semifinal. Photo by Buda Mendes.
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The PSG forward inspired Brazil to the final of the competition after beating Peru 1-0 courtesy of Lucas Paqueta 35th minute effort.

Neymar was responsible for the assist after dribbling his way into the opposition's danger zone before squaring the ball to his teammate.

The 29-year-old is now hoping to face off with Lionel Messi as they battle for the prestigious prize this weekend.

Interestingly, the former Barca star believes the Samba Boys will come out victorious over the Argentines should they meet in the final.

"I want Argentina, I am cheering them on. I have friends there and in the final, Brazil will win," he declared.

The winger has scored two goals and registered three assists in five Copa America games so far this summer while Messi has four goals and four assists after the same number of games.

He is currently leading the race to win the golden boot award while he could also break Pele's international goals record at the end of the competition.

Messi sends Argentina to Copa America semis

Earlier, reported Lionel Messi produced a masterclass against Ecuador during their Copa America meeting to inspire Argentina to the semis.

The Barca captain set up two of his side's three goals before capping his spectacular display with a stunning free-kick to seal Argentina's 3-0 win.

Argentina are now set to face off against Colombia in the last four for a chance to reach the final of the continental showpiece.

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Source: Sports Brief News