This is the first time Copa America is about to take place outside of South America. Copa America Centenario or 2016 Centennial Copa America is about to start from June 3 and it will be ended on 26th June 2016. Total 16 teams from 2 confederations are going to participate in Copa America Centenario. This is actually a 100-year celebration of CONMEBOL and Copa America. If you are excited to know the Copa America Centenario schedule, here you go.

Copa America Centenario

Copa America Centenario Schedule of Group Stage

DateTeam 1Team 2Venue
June 3United StatesColombiaSanta Clara, CA
June 4Costa RicaParaguayOrlando, FL
June 4HaitiPeruSeattle, WA
June 4BrazilEcuadorPasadena
June 5JamaicaVenezuelaChicago, IL
June 5MexicoUruguayGlendale, AZ
June 6PanamaBoliviaOrlando, FL
June 6ArgentinaChileStill Not Unveiled
June 7United StatesCosta RicaChicago, IL
June 7ColombiaParaguayPasadena, CA
June 8BrazilHaitiStill Not Unveiled
June 8EcuadorPeruGlendale, AZ
June 9UruguayVenezuelaPhiladelphia, PA
June 9MexicoJamaicaPasadena, CA
June 10ChileBoliviaFoxborough, MA
June 11United StatesParaguayPhiladelphia, PA
June 11ColombiaParaguayHouston, TX
June 12EcuadorHaitiEast Rutherform, NJ
June 12BrazilPeruFoxborough, MA
June 13MexicoVenezuelaHouston, TX
June 13UruguayJamaicaSanta Clara, CA
June 14ChilePanamaPhiladelphia, PA
June 14ArgentinaBoliviaStill Not Unveiled

Copa America Centenario schedule of quarter finals, semifinals and final will be unveiled later.

Copa America has just been over and now it’s time to check who wins what. After a sensational win over Argentina, the host nation has made a record. This is the first time Chile have won Copa America. Anyway, the prize giving ceremony took place following the final whistle. If you do not know anything about winners of various awards, here you go. The Colombian center back, Jeison Murillo has won the best young player award of Copa America 2015. Here are some unknown facts about Murillo you should know about.

Top 5 Less Known Facts You Don’t Know About Murillo : Best Young Player of Copa America 2015

Unknown facts about the best young player of Copa America 2015 : Jeison Murillo

Actually, here are some important news what are going on in his carrier. This 23 years old Colombia has played brilliantly and now it’s time to dive into his achievements.

Murillo scored the only goal for Colombia in Copa America 2015

Although, Colombia played the quarter final of Copa America 2015, yet, they scored only one goal in 4 matches. And the only goal was scored by this young player. After a defeat to Venezuela, Colombia needed to win for being qualified for knock out stage and Murillo did the exact thing what any team was in need of. He scored against Brazil, which was knocked down in quarter final. Being a center back, he is a reliable player for Colombia.

Murillo helped Colombia to get a clean sheet against Argentina

Argentina, which seemed to have the best attacking midfielders and forwards, failed to score in regulation time against Colombia in first knock out match aka quarter final. Obviously, Ospina performed the best but Murillo blocked Argentine forwards more than a dozen times. Therefore, Murillo certainly had a huge role behind the success.

From Udinese to National Football Team of Colombia – a difficult journey

Although, he started his carrier with Colombia’s U17 team for which he was appeared in 6 matches, yet, it was a very difficult time for him after 2011. He played for a Serie A club called Udinese in from 2010 to 2011. Following that, Granada B loaned him and he was appeared in 22 matches as a center back. However, the most beautiful thing is he got the chance to join Granada and left the “On Loan” tag. Thereafter, in 2014, he represented his country in national jersey against El Salvador and now he is playing for the senior team.

Murillo’s carrier statistics

Club Football

Granada B2010-2011222
Cadiaz (Loan)2011-2012273
Las Palmas2012-2013373


In national jersey

2009Colombia U1761
2011Colombia U2040

Inter Millan Signed Murillo

The Italian football club, Internazionale has assigned this 23 years old Colombian center back. Murillo has signed a five year contract with Inter Millan for €8m. After leaving Granada, he is going to be an important part of Inter Millan, which is standing on the verge.

Wrap Up

This man surely has a bright future. He has successfully lifted the best young player of Copa America 2015 award by playing only 5 matches in this tournament. Obviously, 5 match is more than enough to prove yourself in a big tournament but this is quite difficult to do something extraordinary when you belong to a team like Colombia. At the same time, he has won best young player of Copa America 2015 even after having some tough contenders like Gonzalez, Countinho, Arias etc.

History has been rewritten as Chile won a major trophy for the first time in their history, thus ended their trophy drought of almost 99 years. They come out on top against Argentina in a nail biting final and crowned as Copa America Champion. It has been a commending performance from Chile throughout the tournament. The chokers in the big tournament turned their fortune this time. Here we are discussing some major factors which lead La Roja to the victorious campaign.

Chile Ended Their Trophy Drought On Home Soil

Chile celebrating copa america win

Jorge Sampaoli: Style of Play And Tactics

Jorge is the sole reason of Chile’s huge turnaround and Copa win. He made some changes and shaped this team in his own style. He is a fantastic tactician and good reader of opponent’s weakness and strength. His strategy was pitch perfect against Argentina to minimize their attacking threat by playing pressing football, keeping solid backline and use power against them. Apart from counter attack, he also put some ingredients of passing football and built up play in this Chile side. Putting Angelo Henriquez in 95th minute instead of Vargas was a tremendous decision from Chilean manager. His team never look tired in 120 minutes. Marcelo Bielsa has started the good work, now Jorge Sampaoli is taking them to reach new heights.

Claudio Bravo: The Savior

Cludio Bravo won the Golden Gloves of Copa America 2015, which itself justify his performance level. He has been rock solid between the three bars for Chile in the entire campaign. His two saves in first half keep them alive in the game. In the penalty shootout he saves Banega’s shot and almost seal the victory for La Roja.

claudio bravo

Triple V Factor: Vidal Valdivia Varagas

Vidal, Valdivia and Varagas were outstanding throughout the tournament. Varagas scored 4 goals and won the highest scorer trophy. It has been mesmerizing combination, passing and set up between this three. Narrowing down the space, creating space for attack, long ball and make fast move were their main task and they have been up to the mark. This three factor helped the Red One to come this far and win the Copa. Vidal scored 3 goals, so total 7 goals from the triple V.

Sanchez: Make It Count On The Final Day

The Chilean talisman enjoyed an outstanding season for Arsenal. So there was a huge expectation surround him. But he failed to surpass the expectation in the group stages, quarter final and also in semifinal. He was below his standard up to semifinal, but on the final day he makes things count. Performed brilliantly in 120 minutes and proved his worth in the final. The winning penalty kick justify his world class tag, coolness and composure.

Alexis Sanchez

Chile: Knocking At The Door Of World Football

This is a golden generation for Chile, so the message was very clear for them, either now or never. The home support boast their confidence and  La Roja capitalize their home advantage. They put their past behind and achieved success in major tournament for the first time.

They performed very well in almost every match. In the final game, they didn’t given a yard of space to Messi and Co., thus neutralize their attack to a certain extent. On the other hand, they tried to create space for themselves and attack constantly to put pressure on the Argentina back line. They were fantastic in every department, from defense to midfield to attack and without any doubt they are the deserving champion.

The emotion and celebration of the fans prove how can one major trophy  lift the entire nation. This win will definitely inspire and encourage their next generation. This is just a beginning for La Roja, more to come from them. The way they performed, they can be a dominant force in World Football.

For the first time ever in Copa America history, Chile have won the trophy and Messi’s Argentina is still lagging behind them in the Copa America 2015 final. After showing a glimpse of hope to the Argentine supporters, they have just spoiled that in the Copa America 2015 final against Chile. Not only Messi, but also some other players like Di Maria, Aguero etc. were some key players throughout the entire tournament. However, in the final, Chile just demolished Argentina. Here is Chile vs Argentina match report of Copa America final.

Chile vs Argentina Match Report : Copa America Final

Messi and Higuain

The Defense Factor of Argentina

If Argentina have won all those matches then it can be said that opponents didn’t have any lethal strikers like Chile have. Some players Vidal, Valdivia, Vargas etc. have shown their ability to the Argentine defense. At the same time, the Gunners’ man, Alexis Sanchez was a nightmare of Argentine defenders. The same problem continued in the Chile vs Argentina match of Copa America 2015. They failed many times to block Chile’s forwards. Actually, it was not their problem. Chile’s forwards were much better than them, at least in the final match.

Higuain Seals the Defeat on 92nd Minute

Today’s worst mistake was Higuain’s 92nd minute miss. He just gave the Copa America 2015 title to Chile when he missed the almost sure shot goal. There was a timing problem and that ruined everything including Argentina’s dream to be a champion in Latin America. On the other hand, he also missed the 2nd penalty on penalty shootout. He was nothing but a mistake of Martino. When Argentina was in need of a player like Tevez, he asked to replace Aguero with Higuain.

Higuain missed goal

Messi was just an average outcome

In a line – Messi is not equal to Maradona in national jersey. More than a dozen times, he failed to prove himself when it comes to get a title for his country. Not only 2014 World Cup and Copa America 2015, but also he failed more other times in national jersey. In every big match, Messi always seemed to have more confidence than he should have. The same thing happened in this match against Chile and they lost to them, as usual.

Di Maria was replaced by Lavezzi. WHAT??

When an Argentina need Tevez, manager sent another average player to take such a crucial position of Di Maria. The formation was too bad that a senior and well experienced player like Tevez was sitting on the reserve bench and his team was playing like “Paraguay”.

Third Class Strategy of Martino

All those aforementioned things were done by the Argentine coach and as a result, Mascherano had to play even after being injured. When a team is playing final against a lethal attack, there should not be any place for an injured player. But, that is just a theory. In practical – in real game, the veteran Argentine player, Mascherano played even after having injury.

Not only the substitutions, but also today Argentina has no Plan B. The same plan was used in throughout the entire game including in Extra Time. Chile were good enough to crack that. However, Martino’s men was looking like audience, who are watching the match.

Why Banega? Why not Lavezzi or Mascherano?

Why did coach implement Ever Banega for the penalty shootout? Why not Lavezzi. Obviously, he scored from the same position against Colombia but this is final match against such a team, which have less record of missing penalties. In front of Lavezzi, Banega is not so good. He missed a crucial penalty even after Higuain.  If you skip Lavezzi, Argentina team is consisted with some more experienced penalty shooters such as Mascherano. But, still Banega was chosen instead of others and the result is in front of you.

The Chile factor

Chile – now the one word is enough to describe champions. A decade back, Chile started to stand out but they failed dramatically. However, now, this team has the guts to face any nation. A dormant endowment was reflected by Alexis Sanchez, who was one of the key players of Chile’s squad. At the same time, Vidal was awesome and made couple of counter attacks as well.

At the end of the day, the deserving team has won the Copa America 2015 title and the opponent still need to improve themselves. The first thing they need to do is to improve their defense.

Hope you have enjoyed this match.

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Copa America 2015: Top Contenders for Most Valuable Player

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Chile’s performance in Copa America 2015

Apart from getting support for being the host nation, Chile’s performance is merciless for opponents. As of now, they have scored 13 goals and 5 matches. That simply implies Chile deserve the position of the Copa America 2015 finalists. Each player of Chile knows his role in the squad and this is why Chile is standing on such a position where they didn’t reach since 1987. However, almost all of their players are playing awesome. Vargas can score from long distance (people have seen his standard in semi final), Vidal can make quick counter-attack as well as score like Vargas, Valdivia can make balls for other forwards, Sanchez can handle the right wing carefully, Bravo knows attacking mindset of Messi etc. What does a team need except these to win a league title?

Argentina’s performance in Copa America 2015

If Argentina is playing the Copa America 2015 final against Chile, then their forward line has a huge role to uplift this team. Argentina have probably the worst defense lineup and still they have reached to the Copa America final. How is it possible? This is just because of few roadblocks like Mascherano etc. This man can handle the midfield and be a connecter between forwards and defense. On the other hand, Argentina is looking like champions after the semifinal match against Paraguay, where they demolished Paraguay by 6-1 score line. Messi’s assistance, Di Maria’s using of Messi’s pass, Aguero’s best form etc. Argentina team is actually consisted with these few things. As of now, they have scored 10 goals and 6 out of 10 have scored in one match. This is why Chile should scared of Argentina.

Chile’s starting lineup against Argentina in Copa America Final

Claudio Bravo, Miiko Albornoz, Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Jose Rojas, Charles Aranguiz, Marcelo Diaz, Jorge Valdivia, Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sanchez, Eduardo Vargas.

Argentina’s starting lineup against Chile in Copa America Final

Sergio Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Ezequiel Garay, Pablo Zabaleta, Rojo, Angel Di Maria, Javier Pastore, Javier Mascherano, Lucas Biglia, Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi.

Match: Chile vs Argentina

Date: 4 July 2015

Time: 17:00 (UTC-3)

Stadium: Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago de Chile

Wrap Up

Having some brilliant players in the team will not be enough for Argentina to win against Chile since Chile’s defense is not like other teams. Obviously, they have beaten multiple times but they know the technique to block forwards. Argentina’s defense should be better and bring some other tactics to prevent opponent’s players. On the other hand, Mascherano should keep his eyes on Vidal since his man can make difficulties from anywhere. Hope you will love to watch Chile vs Argentina live stream online for free using these aforementioned links.

The large section of football fans are always more excited with the big names, star player of the tournament. But some fans always prefer to see young players are leaving their mark in big tournament. With only two matches left in the Copa America 2015, here is the list of Top 5 young players in Copa America 2015.

Best Young Player of Copa America 2015

#5 Santiago Arias (Colombia)

Club: PSV Eindhoven   Age: 23  Position: Right Back

Santiago Arias

Santiago Arias, the PSV Eindhoven right back played an important role in last two matches against Peru and Argentina in Copa America 2015. In both matches Colombia didn’t concede goal and lots of credit goes to him. He played an important part in Eredivisie winning season for PSV.

#4 Philippe Coutinho (Brazil)

Club: Liverpool   Age: 23   Position: Attacking midfielder/Winger


Coutinho is one of the best young talent in the Europe. He has been instrumental for Liverpool in last season and also nominated as PFA best player of 2014/15. He missed the first match against Peru in Copa America due to injury. But he has been part of last three matches for Brazil in Copa. He performed well but fail to reach the expectation of the Selecao supporters. Coutinho has enough potential and talent to surpass the expectation, the nation will surely put their hope on him in next tournament.

#3 Jose Gimenez (Uruguay)

Club: Atlético Madrid  Age: 20  Position: Centre Back

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Derlis Gonzalez, Jeison Murillo and Jose Gimenez In Picture

Gimenez has been featured in 27 matches for Atlético Madrid in all tournament. He played really well for Uruguay in this Copa. Right now, he is one of the talented right back in the world. He is under the right guidance of Godin and Miranda.

#2 Derlis Gonzalez (Paraguay)

Club: Basel  Age: 21   Position: Striker/Winger

He is a regular starter for both Paraguay and Basel. In his first major tournament, he performed brilliantly for his country. He scored one goal (from penalty) against Brazil. He is a star in making and on the race for Claro best young player of Copa America award.

#1 Jeison Murillo (Colombia)

Club: Internazionale  Age: 23  Position: Center Back

The Colombian center back has enjoyed a fantastic tournament. After losing to Venezuela his goal against Brazil brought them back on the track. He is one of the sole reasons behind Colombia’s solid defensive performance in the tournament. Apart from depending, he did his part in the attacking. Without any doubt, he is one of the best defender in this tournament.

Readers can vote here for the best young player of the tournament.


Wrap Up

Clearly, the competition of best young player of Copa America is between Jeison Murillo and Derlis Gonzalez. Both of them performed brilliantly for their team. According to FootballLens, Jeison Murilo is going to be the winner of Claro Best Young Player of Copa America 2015.

Copa America 2015 is about to wrap up for the season. But before the final let us take a look in some of the top goal scorers of this Copa America season. Here is the list of Top Goal Scorers of Copa America 2015 only for you. Check out now!!

Top Scorer Of Copa America 2015


Top Goal Scorers of Copa America 2015

4 Goals Scorers of Copa America 2015

#1 Eduardo Vargas (Chile)

He is the top goal scorer of the list and no other player is competing with him!!!!! Eduardo Vargas, the Chilean winger is currently part of team Nepoli. He has earned 40 caps for Chile, scoring 22 goals. And after being part of 2014 FIFA, he proved to be a surprise package in Copa America 2015 and grabbed the position of the top scorer.

2 goals against Peru

1 against Ecuador

1 against Mexico

3 Goals Scorers of Copa America 2015:

#2 Lucas Barrios (Paraguay)

Lucas Barrios is the Paraguayan striker who made a substitute appearance in the opening match and scored 2 goals against Argentina and helped Paraguay to draw the match.

2 against Argentina

1 against Uruguay

#3 Paolo Guerrero (Peru)

Paolo Guerrero the Peruvian striker did some wonder in the Copa America Chile 2015 tournament. He scored three goals against Bolivia and became the only player of Copa 15 with a hat-trick. He was the highest scorer of last Copa America 2015 and this year became the second highest scorer with a magnificent hat-trick. Way to go boy !!!!

3 against Bolivia

#4 Sergio Aguero (Argentina)

Sergio Agüero is one of the most talented strikers from Argentina, currently playing for Manchester City. One of the most consistent players of Copa America 2015 ranked in our list of Top Goal Scorers of Copa America 2015. No wonder Argentina is one of the finalists.

2 against Paraguay

1 against Uruguay

#5 Arturo Vidal (Chile)

Chilean midfielder and also part of team Juventus scored 3 goals in Copa America 2015. He is one of the most dependable players of Chilean squad and he is always there when the team needs him the most. How can we forget about his winning the penalty against Ecuador when his teammate Miller Bolaños missed it.

2 against Mexico

1 against Ecuador

2 Goals Scorers of Copa America 2015

#6 Ángel Di María (Argentina)

An attacking midfielder for Argentina and Manchester United. He proved to be the real ‘Angel’ for Argentina when he scored 2 goals against Paraguay and helped Sergio Agüero to score his. Now we have to wait a bit to see if he can spell magic in the final!!!!!

2 against Paraguay

#7 Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)

Gonzalo Higuaín is one of those Argentine strikers who has glorified his nation and teams throughout his career. Part of Real Madrid for a long span of his life is currently playing for Nepoli. He won gold in Olympic in 2008, represented Argentina in the last two World cups, and is part of Copa America for a long time. He scored 2 goals in Copa 2015 and took his team to the final. Best of luck for the final Gonzalo!!!!!!!!

1 against Paraguay

1 against Jamaica

#8 Charles Aránguiz (Chile)

Charles Aránguiz is the Chilean midfielder who has scored 2 goals against Bolivia. If you want to know more about this player this is for you:

According to official website of FIFA Charles Aránguiz is

“a crafty, tigerish midfielder of the highest order, notable for his ability to win and distribute the ball, pick out passes and hit the back of the net”

Now do I need to say anything more?

2 against Bolivia

#9 Raúl Jiménez (Mexico)

This Mexican striker played extremely well though Mexico took an early exit from Copa America 2015. Currently part of Atletico de Madrid, this handsome player scored 2 goals in Copa 15.

1 against Chile

1 against Ecuador

#10 Matías Vuoso (Mexico)

Matías Vuoso is the Mexican striker who is playing for club Atlas currently. He scored 2 goals against Chile though his effort proved to be fruitless as his team took an early exit in the group stage.

2 against Chile

#11 Miller Bolaños (Ecuador)

Striker for Ecuador Miller Bolaños played for the 2015 Copa América and it is not only his first Copa America tournament but also his first major international appearance. So we must have to say he did a real good job in his first international appearance by scoring 2 goals. If his team could survive till the final we could have seen some of his other achievements.

1 against Mexico

1 against Bolivia

#12 Enner Valencia (Ecuador)

Enner Valencia is a forward from Ecuador who appeared in his first ever Copa America in 2015. His second goal against Mexico helped Mexico to be eliminated from 2015 Copa Amarica. And he with 2 goals got a position in our list of Top Goal Scorers of Copa America 2015.

1 against Mexico

1 against Bolivia

#13 Marcelo Martins Moreno (Bolivia)

The last name in our list of Top Goal Scorers of Copa America 2015 is Marcelo Martins Moreno, the Bolivian striker. He is the highest scorer of Bolivia with 2 goals and his decisive goal against Ecuador helped his team defeating the opponent and he was the only one who scored against 3 goals of Peru but got out of the semi final.

1 against Ecuador

1 against Peru

Wrap up:

These are undoubtedly the ‘Top Goal Scorers of Copa America 2015’ till now. But we are expecting some extraordinary goals in the final match!!!!!

The Copa America 2015 is about to enter the final, when the host country Chile will be taking on Argentina. This Copa we have seen loads of young talents, many of individual brilliance, some very high voltage matches, some pathetic refereeing and some artistic goalkeeping. Let us bring it altogether and sort out who are the top contenders for the Copa America 2015: Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

Copa America 2015: Most Valuable Player of the tournament

#1 Lionel Messi

The argentine attacking maestro will be the no. 1 choice for the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Apart from his brilliant assists, dribbles and through balls, Messi this time has led his squad from the front, as a perfect skipper. In case Argentina looses in the final match, we may see other people to hold the award, but it is needless to say, “The Most Valuable Player of the tournament award” deserves Messi’s hand on it! With three assists in pocket, he is the most deserving contender for MVP award of Copa America 2015.

#2 Arturo Vidal

The Chilean mid-fielder has been a key player for his team, through-out the tournament. Vidal has scored three goals for his team already, provided one assist, but that doesn’t define his Copa America 2015 journey thoroughly as the box-to-box genius also contributed a lot, in mid-field blocking to help the Chilean defence. Vidal is the 2nd contender for Most Valuable Player award.

#3 Jorge Valdivia

Another Chilean mid-fielder comes at no. 3 for the list of the Copa America 2015 Most Valuable Player contenders. Valdivia has provided his team the highest no. of assists (4). His pace and mark of intelligence on field may bring him the MVP award of the tournament.

#4 Angel Di Maria

The argentine left-winger would also have a chance to grab the Copa America Most Valuable Player award. Di Maria has scored twice for the sky-striped jerseys and also helped his team with two assists. His position changing, enormous pace down the flank and ability to stretch opponents defence is an apple to watch. The list would be incomplete without the Manchester United pace battery.

Wrap Up:

The list of top contenders for Most Valuable Player of the tournament ends with these four only. Paolo Guerrero from Peru and Adrian Aldrete of Mexico could also have a shot here, but as the final match is yet to be played, it looks like these are the only four contenders.

AND the 21 days tight schedule is likely to end with Chile vs Argentina match of Copa America 2015 at Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago de Chile, which is known as the largest stadium of the hosts. Both teams are playing exceptionally and they have reached to the final of Copa America 2015 by playing on their own guts. Anyway, let’s look into the Chile vs Argentina match preview of Copa America 2015 final.

Chile vs Argentina Match Preview : Copa America Final

Chile vs Argentina match preview of Copa America 2015 final

Though, the hosts, Chile, have never lifted this trophy in the history of Copa America, yet, Argentina have previously won it 14 times. AND, if they won it yet again in this year they will touch Uruguay in terms of most times Copa America winners. In a simple line, two most deserving teams have reached to the Copa America 2015 final. Although, some teams have played effectively but Chile and Argentina are definitely the two teams, which are worthy of the CA 2015 title. Nonetheless, here is a succinct demonstration and team new in this Chile vs Argentina match preview of Copa America 2015 final.

Goalkeeper’s Strength and Weakness of Chile and Argentina in Copa America 2015

Goalkeeper’s Strength and Weakness of Chile and Argentina in Copa America 2015

Chile: UCL champions, Barcelona’s very own goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo continues to be playing a vital role to uplift Chile to such a position in Copa America 2015, where they reached after more than 28 years. He knows the best way to deal one-against-one situation, what is going to assist him against Argentina in the final. Sometime, Argentine players are going forward for long balls and these are where Bravo has the advantage.

Rating: 8

Argentina: When Argentine defenders failed, Romero helped La Albiceleste a lot from the goal line. Just like Bravo, Romero can handle the one-against-one situations. Although, in last two or three matches, he didn’t encounter any big issues except the penalty shootouts, yet, he played brilliantly in the group-stage. In 5 matches for Argentina, he has saved 9 sure shoot goals, as of now. However, sometime, he becomes quite excited after watching the success of his team. This is where he falls into trouble. The same thing happened in the Argentina vs Paraguay match of Copa America 2015 semi final.

Rating: 7

Defense’s Strength and Weakness of Chile and Argentina in Copa America 2015

Chile: Chile’s defense is good enough to play against big teams like Argentina. However, Sampaoli’s defense is playing an open game and this strategy may create problems since Argentina have some lethal forwards and midfielders such as Messi, Di Maria, Aguero and more. Therefore, their center back should not leave their position and fullback needs to support them and vice versa.

Rating: 7

Argentina: This is probably the weakest point in this Argentina squad for Copa America 2015. As of now, their aged defenders have got tons of problems for forward balls. On the other hand, Chile’s players are familiar with long balls. Therefore, Argentine defenders are going to face a huge problem because of this. In the semifinal, a little pressure from Paraguay’s side made difficulties on Argentina’s defense. They cannot overcome the pressure until midfielders come to help them.

Rating: 6

Midfield’s Strength and Weakness of Chile and Argentina in Copa America 2015

Chile: This team is consisted with some really good midfielders. Their midfielders are the heart of this team, which always create lot of difficulties for opponents. Actually, their midfielders can make really fast counterattack and this is going to be a plus point. As of now, Vidal, Marcelo Diaz, Valdivia, Pizarro, Charles Aranguiz etc. have played well. Vidal is known as a good goal scorer and this is why he can be a top goal getter in Copa America 2015.

Rating: 7

Argentina: Argentina defense always get success to escape from their weak points since balls get stuck in the midfield. Though, not the 100% credit but at least 70% credit goes to Mascherano, who generally plays in multiple positions. He is the medium between forwards and defenders. Argentina is currently depending on this man as he can take that pressure one handedly. However, he needs to keep his eye on Vidal, who can score from long distance. Alongside Mascherano, Pastore, Biglia and Di Maria are playing great. Although, Biglia was not up to the mark against Paraguay in Copa America 2015 semi final, yet, he was good enough in other matches.

Rating: 8

Forward’s Strength and Weakness of Chile and Argentina in Copa America 2015

Both teams are having the best forward lineup. Chile’s forwards are playing brutally and they can score from long distance. On the other hand, Argentina have picked up the winners’ luck at right time. From 4 goals in 4 matches including quarter final to 10 goals in 5 matches. This is where Argentina have the advantage, what is actually made by Argentine forwards. Having said that, Chile have scored 13 goals in 5 matches. This simply means, both teams are having most goals in this tournament.

Chile: The Gunners’ winger, Alexis Sanchez is playing good but his performance is not as good as it was for club football. Generally, he has the role of Left Wing in Chile squad for Copa America 2015. But, the problem is he is not able to adopt this position. May be, he is having some support issue, what he doesn’t get in English football. However, his lack of scoring goals for Chile is being fulfilled by other forwards such as Vargas etc.

Rating: 8

Argentina: This team has the strongest forward lineup, which has shown their efficiency in semifinal match against Paraguay. Although, Messi didn’t get a goal but his three assists helped Di Maria, Higuain and Rojo to make the score 6-1. On the other hand, Aguero is having his best form and this is going to a huge problem for Chile. Left wing is being handled by Di Maria, who can score anytime from anywhere and Messi is handling the right wing, who can break any roadblock. This is how Argentina is getting ready for one more clash against the hosts.

Rating: 9

Key players of Chile to keep an eye on in Copa America 2015 final

Eduardo Vargas: What a goal did this man against Peru in semifinal score! Although, he scored two goals, yet the second one was just more than awesome.

Arturo Vidal: Vidal is getting more furious every day. Argentina should always keep their eyes on this man.

Jorge Valdivia: This man is having #10 jersey and Chile know the reason. He is just the “Messi of Chile”. He has assisted three times to others to score goals. The most important assistance was against Uruguay.

Key players of Argentina to keep an eye on in Copa America 2015 final

Lionel Messi: Although, he is getting some issues in the right wing, yet, he is always as lethal for country as he is for club, Barcelona. If you ignore this man, you are going to make a big mistake.

Sergio Aguero: Perfect support of Messi. Since past few matches, he is playing awesome and he has scored 3 goals including in semifinal.

Angel Di Maria: Alike Vidal, Di Mari is getting furious everyday. He always create difficulties. The most interesting thing is he can score in any situation.

Chile’s starting lineup against Argentina in Copa America Final

Claudio Bravo, Miiko Albornoz, Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Jose Rojas, Charles Aranguiz, Marcelo Diaz, Jorge Valdivia, Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sanchez, Eduardo Vargas.

Argentina’s starting lineup against Chile in Copa America Final

Sergio Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Ezequiel Garay, Pablo Zabaleta, Rojo, Angel Di Maria, Javier Pastore, Javier Mascherano, Lucas Biglia, Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi.

Chile vs Argentina head to head

Chile FIFA Ranking: 19

Argentina FIFA Ranking: 3

Last 12 Meetings-

Chile Won: 1

Argentina Won: 8

Chile vs Argentina Copa America final score prediction

Chile 1 – 2 Argentina

Match: Chile vs Argentina

Date: 4 July 2015

Time: 17:00 (UTC-3)

Stadium: Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago de Chile

Wrap Up

Chile reached to the Copa America final for the fifth time and this time they have a good chance to change their history.  On the other hand, Messi has a good chance to win a trophy for his nation. Another interesting thing is Argentina have penalty shootout experience in this tournament but Chile have no such experience in recent past. This is why Chile can get into trouble in penalty shootout, if match goes to penalty shootout to decide the winner. A total sensational match is coming soon. Hope this Chile vs Argentina match preview will help you to know more about these two teams.


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