Party in progress…
THE PREVIEW OF THE MATCH
The Argentine national team will have a tough commitment this Saturday when he is measured against his similar Brazil in one of the semifinals of the Copa America futsal which is disputed in Paraguay. This new edition of the great South American classic will define the second of those classified for the decisive match of the continental competition. The action will start at 18.30 and will feature transmission of the Public TV Y SportsTV.
A priori, it will be an even duel in which The current runner-up in the world (Argentina) and the current champion of America (Brazil) will face each other. Both will take to the field in the second shift of the day, after the Paraguay’s triumph over Colombia (4-2) in the other semifinal that defined the first classified to the great appointment of next Sunday.
Argentina comes to this stage after having finished second in zone 2 of the competition, with 10 points and a worse goal difference than the leader, Paraguay. The selected led by matias lucuix won three victories in the group stage (2-1 against Bolivia; 4-1 against Peru and 3-1 against Venezuela) and tied with Paraguay (3-3) on the last day.
It was a tough match that the albiceleste cast played last Thursday against Paraguay: they lost 2-0 in the first half, but Matías Edelstein got the discount. The local was up 3-1 and in the complement they were Edelstein, again and Sebastián Corso those who sentenced the 3 to 3 that at least allowed the team to remain undefeated.
For its part, Brazil agreed to this instance with four consecutive wins (5-1 against Ecuador; 4-2 against Chile; 3-0 against Colombia; and 2-0 against Uruguay), which gave it the first place -with ideal score- in group 1. The greenyellow wants to endorse its hegemony in this type of contest since It has been consecrated in ten of the 12 editions that have been held (the remaining two were for Argentina).
The final will take place on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in Asunción and the fight for third place will take place beforehand, at 2:00 p.m.
It should be remembered that the continental competition was going to be played in Brazil, but due to sanitary measures, the venue was finally changed to Paraguay and it takes place between January 29 and February 6. The tournament organized by Conmebol is played again after five years, since the edition 2019 was canceled due to the protests that followed Chile. Therefore, the last antecedent was in 2017 in the province of San Juan and the champion was Brazil after beating Argentina for 4 a 2 in the final that was defined in extra time.
Argentina: Sarmiento; Corso, Edelstein, Brandi y Taborda. Substitutes: Geraghty, Claudino, Bolo Alemany, Rescia, Cuzzolino, Borruto, Vaporaki, Starna and Rosa. DT: Matias Lucuix.
Brazil: Guitta; Marlon, Pito, Valerio and Ferrao. Substitutes: Roncáglio, Léo Gugiel, Daniel, Matheus, Joao Victor, Marcenio, Taffy, Bruno and Rafa. DT: Marcos DeAndrade.
Stadium: SND Arena (Asuncion, Paraguay)
television: Public TV, DeporTV and DirecTV2 (channel 612)
Nicholas Sarmiento (Real Betis Futsal -Spain-), Matías Starna (Peñiscola FS -Spain-) and Nicholas Kravetzky (Central tents). Lucas Bolo Alemany (Italservice Pesaro -Italy-), Maximilian Rescia (Levante UD FS -Spain-), Paul Taborda (Italservice Pesaro -Italy-), Sebastián Corso (Industrias Santa Coloma -Spain-), Constantino Vaporaki (Meta Catania -Spain-) and Leandro Cuzzolino (Italservice Pesaro -Italy-). Andrés Geraghty (Albali Valdepeñas Vineyard -Spain-), Angel Claudino (Soccer Emotion Zaragoza -Spain-), Cristian Borruto (Italservice Pesaro -Italy-), Matías Edelstein (Opificio 4.0 CMB -Italy-) Gabriel Ramirez (Central tents) Alan Brandi (Jaén Inner Paradise -Spain-) and Matthias Rose (The Well Murcia -Spain-).