Argentina will face Brazil in the Copa America 2019 semi-final

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"But it will be a lovely game, very nice, and we will try to complicate things for them and try to win it".

"We don't have the best memories of that World Cup final", said Sergio Aguero, Messi's teammate in that 1-0 loss to Germany in 2014.

Argentina booked their place in the Copa America semi-final with a comfortable 2-0 win over Venezuela on Friday night, setting up a mouthwatering clash with Brazil in the next round.

Naturally, the Cristiano Ronaldo fan army was out in full force criticizing the Argentine wizard for a lackluster performance, which prompted the Lionel Messi fans to stand up for their idol and sling some mud the other way.

Argentina's Lionel Messi in action during the Copa America match against Venezuela in Rio de Janeiro June 28, 2019.

Argentina have not used the same starting line-up under coach Lionel Scaloni since it was eliminated of the World Cup in Russian Federation.

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With the victory of La Vinotinto, Argentina will now face eternal rivals Brazil for the first time in the tournament since the 2007 final, which they lost 3-0. "I assure you it's great to have him here", Scaloni said. He accepted that he has performed below expectations but says that the sub-par pitches have also played a role.

"We worked hard but we needed to have cooler heads, we spent a lot of energy on battling for the ball but didn't manage to create much".

The tournament hosts edged Paraguay in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw on Thursday.

"They have players that can make the difference up front", the striker said.

"But we played a complete game and we were able to win".

"We didn't start well in the first half and maybe that cost us the qualification because we lacked a bit of the character to get through those first few minutes", said Rincon.

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