Copa America Quarter Finals between Paraguay and Brazil

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It’s time for Brazil to face Paraguay, their old enemies in the quarterfinals. This is the third time in a row that Brazil and Paraguay are coming face-to-face for Copa America. Between the two teams, one has seen the most number of successes in the history of the World Cup and the other one has never reached beyond the last eight. One has won five Copa America in the last 30 years, while the other has not won a single in the past 40 years. One of the teams boasts of its most capped player Cafu with the help of whom the nation won Champions League and World Cup championship thrice. The other team has Paulo da Silva, the former Sunderland center-back footballer. In spite of all the advantages that Brazil has, Paraguay managed to eliminate from the championships in 2011 as well as in 2015.

Brazil meant last-minute equalizer to many as they had the capacity to change the match at any point of time with a 2-2 draw against Paraguay some years ago in a Copa America match. It was a similar story every time; apart from the one that they finished with 0-0. The prospect of a high-pressing or a high-tempo match wedded to the habitual tendency of Paraguay is much appealing. But according to the evidence of the team, they remain as a work-in-progress team only. They have now become more of attacking threat than they were in the past, but with the increase of enhanced creativity, the vulnerability of the team have also increased.

Paraguay will not show generosity to their opponent, not in Copa America games. If they get any hint about Brazil’s self-indulgence in the game, then they will definitely be in the ideal side for exposing it.