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Why Are Argentina And Brazil Rivals?

The football rivalry between Argentina and Brazil is considered by many to be one of the fiercest in world football. Many football fans dubbed it the “Battle of the Americas.” Whenever Argentina and Brazil face each other on the international stage.

Matches between the two South American nations are often intense, with both teams pulling out all the stops for victory. Furthermore, making their rivalry even more intense, both Argentina and Brazil have been very successful in World Cup football, with seven World Cups between the two countries.

How did the rivalry between these two South American giants come about?

The rivalry between Argentina and Brazil dates back to the 20th century and neither country wants to lose when they meet on the pitch.

In addition, Brazil has produced one of the football greats of Pele, who is considered by many to be the best who has ever played a beautiful game.

Likewise, Argentina was honored by the presence of the late great Diego Maradona, a candidate for the best player of all time.

Over the years, the rivalry between Maradona and Pele has spiced up the Argentina-Brazil rivalry.


Who are the main players in this competition?

As mentioned earlier, Pele and Maradona are two of the best players in Brazil and Argentina respectively.

Other big names from Brazil included Ronaldo, Cafu, Roberto Carlos and Kaka among many other greats who all lifted the World Cup trophy.

Likewise, Argentina has seen its fair share of legendary footballers, the best of which include Lionel Messi, Javier Zanetti, Gabriel Batistuta, Sergio A Quero and Mario Kempes.

With so much history and great names behind Argentina’s clash with Brazil, both Tite’s Brazil national team and Lionel Scaloni’s 35-game unbeaten Argentina team will be hoping to meet in Qatar this year on November 20. The successful start of the FIFA World Cup will conclude on 18 December with the final at the iconic Lusail Stadium.

Here’s how the trophies are divided between Argentina and Brazil in the men’s football competition.

main honor ARG bra
world cup



FIFA Confederations Cup



America’s Cup



pan american championship



CONMEBOL – UEFA Champions Cup



Total Senior Title

twenty one


Argentina appear to have a slight edge over Brazil in terms of trophy numbers, with the two great South American nations separated by just one silverware in all major events.

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