Copa America: Neymar says ‘great friend’ Messi is now ‘rival’
09 July 2021 | 3:13 pm
Neymar says he and Lionel Messi are "rivals" now, as Brazil and Argentina prepare for Saturday's Copa America final. Like Brazil's Pele and Diego Maradona of Argentina before them, neither Messi nor Neymar has ever won the Copa. That statistic will change for one of them in the dream final at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana stadium.
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