Despite missing Neymar through injury, Brazil have been a formidable force in this tournament, scoring 10 goals and conceding none.
Chile's loss to longtime rivals Peru would add pressure on Rueda, a Colombian who has been criticized since he took over the squad at the beginning of a year ago. It was a determined performance by Brazil as they defeated their arch-rivals.
"We're achieving all the goals that we're setting ourselves". If Neymar were here, it would be better for us and it would help a lot more, but he isn't and we have to overcome his absence, overcome this difficulty.
"First, this is not about revenge for us", Vidal said.
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Peru are one win away from lifting the Copa America for only the third time in their history after they swept aside Chile 3-0 in the semi-finals to set up a showdown against hosts Brazil, with whom they lost 5-0 in the group stages. That will bring added pressure for Tite's side and in many ways it may have been easier if they had faced Chile in the final as the sense of expectation wouldn't have been so big.
Ricardo Gareca's men pressed high and hardly left the Chileans an inch in the early stages, before Edison Flores put the underdogs ahead in the 20th minute with a cross-goal finish as a ball into the box bounced all the way through to him.
"It's a final, you have to win a final and we are going to try and lift this Copa".
"We won convincingly when others talked about Chile".
"You can call them favorites if you want to", veteran striker Paolo Guerrero said after the team's 3-0 win over Chile on Wednesday. "We reached the final thanks to our own merits". 'We need to play the ideal match, to win it with authority, added Vidal.
"It was a derby against Chile, a hard match, we prepared well and won it very well", he said. And they need not miss it, as Africa's leading digital-TV operator, StarTimes, will broadcast the match live and exclusively on the StarTimes football channels.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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