Copa America 2019: Brazilian Betrayal

I confess. It’s betrayal. Though Brazilian, I’m hoping Argentina win this edition of the Copa America.

I don’t live near the Tríplice Fronteira (Triple Frontier). I’m not pissed at Tite, or disillusioned with Brazil playing grinding, backhoe football.

My only reason for supporting Argentina?

Leo Messi.

I’m tired of the doubters. Exhausted of the skeptics.

Beings of the universe – Leo Messi is the greatest player of all time.

If the 600 + goals, 5 Ballon d’ors, 4 European Cups and a clutch of corny Pepsi commercials doesn’t convince, maybe a Copa America win on Brazilian soil will.

I admit, I’m not sure how far my treason will stretch.

A Brazil – Argentina final would certainly test my resolve. But Messi raising South America’s most prestigious trophy may at last lower the doubting voices.

Forgive me.