The possibility of Brazil and Argentina meeting each other in the Copa America before the final itself has raised a lot of expectations and Chelsea midfielder Willian says that it is truly a mouthwatering prospect.
Brazil and Argentina are fierce rivals, but they also have rarely featured against each other in the latter stages of a major tournament. The last time it happened was in the Copa America once again and it was Brazil who came out immensely successful after a 3-0 thrashing of their opponents. This time around, the two teams are expected to be extremely difficult to beat.
First and foremost, they will have to get past their quarter-final opponents. Brazil will be up against Paraguay. Due to the poor form shown by Paraguay up until now, Brazil are overwhelming favourites to reach the semifinals. Argentina have a slightly difficult encounter against Colombia, who have so far failed to deceive. The striker Radamel Falcao has been going through a terrible run of form and does not appear ready to take on the Argentines. Their manager could make some significant changes for the quarter-final clash. Willian has also warned against complacency ahead of the match with Paraguay.
This was a major enemy for the South American team during the World Cup.“Messi is an idol for many people, a player of great quality who has managed to be crowned the best player in the world four times.I like to watch him play, of course. He is someone who, when Argentina play, he has many people stop to see him at work.Everyone dreams of playing against Argentina. We are getting ready for the possibility of that happening, but we must not get ahead of ourselves.Undoubtedly it is always great to play for Brazil against Argentina,” said Willian.