The Copa América final in Rio de Janeiro, kick off Sunday 2.00am CEST, has a venue fitting for the occasion and finalists also worthy of the oldest international competition in world football. The game will take place in the Maracaná Stadium in Rio de Janeiro and pits South American rivals Brazil and Argentina against each other. FC Barcelona have a vested interest in both sides with Emerson Royal for Brazil and Leo Messi and Sergio 'Kun' Agüero for Argentina set to be involved.
Argentina are looking to claim the Copa América title for the first time since 1993. Since then they have reached the final four times only to lose each one, the most recent coming in 2015 and 2016 when they lost on penalties to Chile on both occasions.
Four goals from Leo Messi, top scorer in the tournament along with Colombia's Luis Díaz, have paved the way for Lionel Scaloni's team to reach the final for the 29th time in their history. The Barça number 10 was also on target in the penalty shoot out that saw the albiceleste squeeze past Colombia in the semi-final of the competition.
This will be the fifth final for Leo Messi with Argentina and the Barça superstar will be looking for his first win after disappointment in the 2014 World Cup final and the Copa América finals of 2007, 2015 and 2016. The striker could set yet another record in the Maracaná as he is just one goal away from Pelé's South American record of 77 goals for the national team.
Barça midfielder Emerson Royal has helped Brazil to their fourth final in the last seven tournaments. The canarinha have come out on top on each occasion and are the current Copa América champions after their victory over Peru in the 2019 final.
In the semi-final they had to overcome Peru once again with Lucas Paquetá's goal setting up the mouth watering final against Argentina for the biggest prize in South American international football.