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Argentina take on Chile in the 2016 Copa America Centenario final at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday, 26 June.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 1am BST (on Monday). Premier Sports will provide live coverage in the United Kingdom.

Overview

Argentina come into this fixture after defeating the host nation USA comfortably in the first semi-final of the 2016 Copa America. Captain Lionel Messi scored from a free-kick and that saw the Barcelona star become his country's leading goalscorer.

All hopes will rest on Messi in the final in order to help Argentina beat Chile. He will also have the help from of likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Angel Di Maria in his side's attack.

Chile, on the other hand, are high on confidence after beating Mexico 7-0 in the quarter-final and Colombia 2-0 in the semi-final to seal a berth in the final. Eduardo Vargas was the star player against Mexico, scoring four quick goals in his side's thumping victory.

Juan Antonio Pizzi will be hoping his side can beat Argentina in the final on Sunday in order to retain the title. The two sides have already faced each other in the tournament as Argentina came out victorious 2-1.

Prediction

  • Chile to win

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Argentina to win: 19/20
  • Draw: 23/10
  • Chile to win: 18/5

Team News

Argentina

Possible XI: Romero; Rojo, Funes Mori, Otamendi, Mercado; Mascherano, Banega, Biglia; Lamela, Messi, Higuain

Chile

Possible XI: Bravo; Beausejour, Jara, Medel, Isla; Vidal, Diaz, Aranguiz; Fuenzalida, Sanchez, Vargas.