• Brazil defeats Peru 1-0 to progress to Copa America final

    Brazil defeats Peru 1-0 to progress to Copa America final

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil entered the Copa America final following a first-half goal from Lucas Paqueta; this is his second in two matches, which provided them a 1-0 victory over Peru on Monday.

    Numerous Brazil players didn't desire to take part in the Copa America competition. 

    "I want Argentina in the final," Neymar told following the competition at the Nilton Santos Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

    "I am cheering for them because I have many friends there. In the final, Brazil will win," he continued, grinning.

    Argentina and Colombia will perform the other semifinal on Tuesday. Only Lionel Messi' 's team can match Brazil's campaign so far with five victories in six Copa America competitions.

    Brazil ought conquered Copa America each time they hosted the competition and in the early part of Monday's match proved precisely why they are preferences to do so repeatedly.

    Brazil will attempt its 10th title in the South American championship in its ninth final in the most advanced 14 versions. 

    It was introduced to Brazil following Argentina, and Colombia was dropped from co-hosting it due to COVID-19 interests in Argentina and street demonstrations in Colombia.

    "Today we were solid at the back, everyone helped, that's the spirit to win titles," midfielder Casemiro stated.

    "Now, it is all about mentality and heart. You don't play a final; you win a final."