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Brazil vs Argentina: H2H, Superclasico de las Americas Rivalry, Watch Live & More

The Brazil vs Argentina football rivalry is one of the biggest in the world, with each nation believing their team is the best on the planet.

Brazil’s tally of five World Cup titles puts them ahead of Argentina’s three, which gives them the edge in the South American bragging stakes.

We take a closer look at Brazil vs Argentina including the H2H (stats correct – April 30, 2023), how to watch live, the history of the Superclasico de las Americas rivalry and more.

Brazil vs Argentina H2H

The two nations have faced each other 109 times, with Brazil leading the H2H 43-40 and the other 26 games finishing as draws.

Argentian lead the way in terms of winning silverware, winning 22 senior titles against the 20 claimed by the Samba Kings.

Notable Brazil vs Argentina Results

  • Argentina 2-0 Brazil – Copa America – February 1937 (aet)
  • Argentina 1-2 Brazil – World Cup – June 1974
  • Argentina 0-0 Brazil – World Cup – June 1978
  • Brazil 0-1 Argentina – World Cup – June 1990
  • Argentina 3-2 Brazil – Copa America – July 1991
  • Argentina 2-2 Brazil – Copa America – July 2004 (Brazil won 4-2 on penalties)
  • Brazil 3-0 Argentina – Copa America – July 2007
  • Argentina 1-0 Brazil – Copa America – July 2021

Brazil vs Argentina Live Streams

fuboTV is the best place to watch international matches featuring Brazil or Argentina.

If the two teams play in World Cup tournaments, the games will likely be broadcast on the BBC or ITV.

There are loads of other streaming platforms that cover live international games, but you will need to use Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology to gain access.

One of the best services is Express VPN, which can be downloaded to various devices including Android, iOS, Fire TV, PC, Mac and smart TVs.

Superclasico de las Americas History

Many of the early games between Brazil and Argentina were violent affairs, with career-threatening injuries not uncommon whenever the teams met.

Argentina dominated the early years with more than double Brazil’s victories, although the Samba Kings could point to World Cup successes in 1958 and 1962.

The balance of power notably shifted during the 1970s, with Argentina recording just one victory in 12 meetings with their South American rivals.

However, that record paled into insignificance in 1978 when Argentina claimed their first World Cup title in one of the best tournaments ever staged.

Argentina got their hands on the trophy again eight years later, with Diego Maradona inspiring them to victory in Mexico.

Having failed to win the World Cup since 1970, Brazil finally climbed back to the top of the tree by lifting the prestigious trophy in 1994 and 2002.

The two teams have met numerous times during the 21st century, with Brazil recording impressive victories in several big continental finals.

Argentina have got back on track in recent years, beating Brazil to win the Copa America in 2021 and adding the World Cup to their haul in 2022.

Brazil vs Argentina Controversies

A feature of the Superclasico de las Americas rivalry is the ongoing disagreement about which nation produced the best player in world football.

Brazil fans argue that Pele is the greatest player ever to live, while Argentinians make a strong case for Diego Maradona to be given the accolade.

Modern-day fans claim Lionel Messi stands head and shoulders above that pair and the debates will likely continue for years to come.

Aside from this disagreement, there have been numerous controversial moments in Brazil vs Argentina games.

The foundations were laid for the rivalry in 1925 when the two teams engaged in a particularly brutal Copa America clash.

The game, subsequently dubbed as ‘The Barracas’ War’, was marred by fights between several players, while some spectators invaded the pitch to get involved.

Meetings in the aftermath of the Second World War were equally feisty, with players and fans on both sides engaging in violence that required police intervention.

A clash at the 1990 World Cup added further fuel to the fire, with Brazil star Branco accusing Argentina’s training staff of giving him a bottle of water laced with tranquillisers.

Maradona subsequently admitted Branco had been given ‘holy water’, although the Argentine Football Association denied the incident took place.

Hostilities continued apace the following year, with five players sent off in a Copa America match and another exiting on a stretcher.

Another Copa America game in 1995 saw further controversy, with Brazilian Tulio gaining infamy after netting a later equaliser.

The officials failed to spot that he had controlled the ball with his arm before scoring, leading the Argentinian media to label the incident as the ‘hand of the devil’.

Many neutral fans argued this was payback for Maradona’s controversial ‘ hand of God’ goal against England at the 1986 World Cup.

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