Watch Chile vs. Argentina live stream free in the 2015 Copa America final at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos in Santiago, Chile.
Chile and Argentina. A regional classic in which neighbors divided by the Andes mountains and arch rivals meet for all the glory and accolades. These are two teams who come from a different background.
While Argentina is the perceived favorite and 14-time Copa America title holder, they have not won an international competition of any kind in 22 years. Superstar Lionel Messi is still miffed about La Albiceleste’s loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final, they came oh, so close and a win at the 2015 Copa America will round-up a brilliant year with Barcelona.
It was 1993 when Argentina last claimed victory at the Copa America and they couldn’t have imagined then that their glory days would be over. Watch Chile vs. Argentina live stream free to see if Argentina can once again take center stage and capture their 15-Copa America title.
Meanwhile, Chile, as the host is in a less favorable position against one of South America’s giants, they are not intimidated and had a great tournament thus far. Of course, the crowd will support their team all the way, and we can expect an exciting game.
Even though Argentina coach Gerardo Martino praised Chile for its hospitality, he says there will be no sympathy for their hosts in the final on Saturday. Martino is confident his most experienced men will prevail.
“It’s very difficult for them to change their style. They have been insisting on an idea for some time now, so they may change personnel, but when it comes to the game itself and how they approach it, Chile will be the same as they always are.”
“There’s an emotional aspect here, but the players know all about that because they played in the World Cup final.”
Watch Chile vs. Argentina live stream free to see if Martino is correct in his estimation. While Argentina has struggled and qualified for the semis after a dramatic match that ended in penalties against Colombia, Chile has had more comfortable victories.
Chile wants to claim their fifth Copa America title in front of their loyal fans and maybe erase the nastiness of the Gonzalo Jara shenanigans on the person of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, which sent Cavani off with an unfair red.
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