There is no sport that holds greater importance to Nigerians than football. Our favorites our to watch our national team make headway or our club teams in the English Premier League move up the table. With the EPL season over and the Super Eagles prepping for the World Cup our essential summer football watching is focused on Euro 2016 and Copa América Centenario.
As the Euro 2016 goes into the Round of 16, tonight at 8 p.m. EST marks the finals of the Copa America where Argentina and Chile face-off. Our prediction is an Argentina win and here is why…
Lionel Messi will be hoping to banish the memory of losing the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final and the 2015 Copa America Final as Argentina square up against Chile at the MetLife Stadium in the early hours of Monday morning Nigerian time.
Both teams were in the same group but Argentina had a better of Chile with a 2-1 victory.
In 2015, Chile defeated Argentina via penalty shoot-out 4-1.
So Messi and the rest of his La Selección team members our out for revenge. In fact, Argentina has not won a major senior title since 1993, so they are desperate to take revenge on their neighbors.
Out of 87 matches between them, Argentina has won 58, Chile 6, and drew 23. In the recent meeting, Argentina and Chile have won one match each.
Messi who has been behind most of the play in the heart of their midfield knows that tonight’s final affords him the opportunity to write his name in the history books.
On the other hand, defending champions, Chile have had a brilliant tournament with some beautiful play from Alexis Sánchez, who has spearheaded the team’s attack very well.