Copa America Final 2021: Argentina vs. Brazil Kickoff Time, How to Watch on TV and Online

In international soccer, 2021 could go down as the year in which decade-long itches were finally scratched. At Euro 2020, England has reached the final of a major tournament for the first time since winning the World Cup in 1966 and could end a 55-year wait for a major title if it beats Italy at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday.

A day earlier, Argentina can end its own quest for a first major silverware since 1993 when it takes on defending champions Brazil in the Copa America final in Rio de Janeiro.

History has weighed heavily on the Albiceleste and Lionel Messi before and its burden will be hard to ignore on Saturday. Not only has Argentina not won a major tournament in 28 years, its has also fallen at the final hurdle in the Copa America four times since triumphing in 1993.

Two of those defeats, in 2004 and 2007, came against Brazil, with Argentina conspiring to throw away a one-goal lead with three minutes left in the former.

In a perfect world, Argentina would have been playing Saturday's on home soil and in front of a raucous partisan crowd had the coronavirus pandemic not forced CONMEBOL—South American soccer's governing body—to relocate the tournament to Brazil just two weeks before its start—Colombia lost the co-hosting rights due to social unrest.

Neymar and Lionel Messi
Brazil forward Neymar (L) during the Copa America semifinal against Peru at the Estadio Olímpico Nilton Santos on July 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Argentina captain Lionel Messi during the Copa America semifinal against Colombia at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, on July 6. Buda Mendes/Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

So while over 60,000 spectators will be packed inside Wembley on Sunday, the Estádio do Maracana will be desolately empty with Brazil and Argentina set to play behind closed doors. Not that the absence of fans appears to have fazed either team throughout the tournament.

Both Brazil, winners on home soil two years ago, and Argentina finished top of their respective groups with 10 points, the two most prolific attacks and the joint-best defenses. In the knockout stages, the Seleção abandoned its free-scoring, care-free approach for a more pragmatic attitude, progressing past Chile and Peru courtesy of a couple of 1-0 wins.

Argentina, meanwhile, thrashed Ecuador 3-0 before needing a penalty shootout to eliminate Colombia in the semifinal.

With the game locked at 1-1 after 120 minutes, Emiliano Martinez saved three penalty kicks as the Albiceleste progressed to its first Copa America final in five years.

Among several other storylines, the final will pit Messi against Neymar. The latter was supposed to be the Argentinian's heir apparent at Barcelona, only to leave the Nou Camp to become the main at Paris Saint-Germain instead.

Before Argentina's semifinal against Colombia, Neymar said he would relish facing his former Barcelona teammate.

"I want Argentina, I am cheering them on," the Paris Saint-Germain star told ESPN. "I have friends there and in the final Brazil will win."

Messi struck a similar tone: "It's the final [against Brazil] that we were all hoping for," the 34-year-old told ESPN.

"It's going to be a very even game, a very tough game. We've achieved our main goal, which was to reach the final itself. Now we have to try and win it."

Here's all you need to know ahead of the game.

Lucas Paqueta at the Copa America
Neymar at the Copa America
Lionel Messi at the Copa America
Argentinas goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez
Argentina and Brazil beat Colombia and Peru in the semifinals

When is Argentina vs. Brazil?

The Copa America final takes place at the Estádio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, July 10. The famous venue hosted the 2016 World Cup final and the 2019 Copa America final.

Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.

How to watch Argentina vs. Brazil on TV and online

The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, while UniVision and TUDN will carry the game with Spanish commentary.

A live stream of the game will be available via FOX Sports, Univision and TUDN's digital platforms as well as via streaming services fuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV and Vidgo.

Argentina vs. Brazil odds

Brazil is a 4-7 favorite to lift the trophy on Sunday, with Argentina an 11-8 outsider.

The defending champions are 2-1 favorites to win in 90 minutes with William Hill, while Argentina is at 11-4 and the draw is at 2-1.