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Copa America Final: “I want Argentina” – Neymar says

Brazil and PSG football star, Neymar said he hopes Argentina will be their opponents in the Copa America final .

Brazil beat Peru 1-0 in Monday’s semifinal in Rio de Janeiro thanks to a 35th minute goal from Lucas Paqueta to book their spot in Saturday’s final at the Maracana stadium while the second semifinal between Argentina and Colombia is on Tuesday, July 6.

The last time the two sides met in a Copa America final was in 2007, when Brazil won 3-0 in Venezuela. Also both teams meeting will ensure former Barcelona teammates Neymar and Lionel Messi square off against each other.

Neymar has scored two goals and made three assists, while Messi has four goals and four assists in the tournament so far.

Neymar has now opined that he is rooting for Argentina to win.

“I want Argentina, I am cheering them on,” Neymar said with a smile.

“I have friends there and in the final Brazil will win.”

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