One of the greatest rivalries on the international stage is set to take place once again in the Copa América semi-final, as hosts Brazil (FIFA rank: #3) welcome bitter rivals Argentina (#11) for a chance to face either Chile or Peru in the final. Brazil leads the all-time series with a return of W42, D24, L38, including four of the last five encounters (W3, D1, L1).
After going out in the quarter-finals via a penalty defeat to Paraguay in two of the last three editions, Brazil managed to overcome the hoodoo on the third attempt after a goalless 120 minutes. That goalless match means Brazil have not conceded a single goal in any match in 623 minutes of play (W5, D1). [Read more…]