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Superclásico de las Américas

Superclásico de las Américas
Organising bodyArgentina AFA
Brazil CBF
Founded2011; 9 years ago (2011)
RegionArgentina
Brazil
Number of teams2
Related competitionsRoca Cup
Current champions Argentina (2nd title)
(2019)
Most successful team(s) Brazil (4 titles)
2019 Superclásico de las Américas

The Doctor Nicolás Leoz Cup, also known as the Superclassic of the Americas (Portuguese: Superclássico das Américas, Spanish: Superclásico de las Américas), is an annual friendly football match-up between the national teams of Argentina and Brazil. Founded in 2011, it is the successor of the Roca Cup.

Format

The competition was played over two legs in 2011 and 2012: one leg in Argentina, the other in Brazil. The team that hosts the first leg will alternate with each edition; the location of the first leg in the first edition was determined by a draw of lots. The country that accumulates the most points after both legs will win the competition, followed by goal difference and a penalty shoot-out if necessary. The format was changed in 2014 and now the game takes place as a one-off match in a neutral venue.[1]

In the 2011 and 2012 editions the squads of each team were composed of footballers playing in either the Argentine or Brazilian league.[2] However, this rule was changed for the 2014 edition and both teams can now call up players based in other countries, such as those of Europe.[3]

List of champions

Matches

Year Home team Score Away team Venue Location
2011 Argentina  0–0  Brazil Mario Kempes Córdoba,

 Argentina

Brazil  2–0  Argentina Olímpico do Pará Belém,  Brazil
Brazil won 2–0 on aggregate.
2012 Brazil  2–1  Argentina Serra Dourada Goiânia,  Brazil
Argentina  2–1  Brazil La Bombonera[note 1] Buenos Aires,  Argentina
3–3 on aggregate; Brazil won 4–3 on penalties.
2014 Brazil  2–0  Argentina Beijing National Stadium Beijing,  China
2017 Brazil  0–1  Argentina Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne,  Australia
2018 Argentina  0–1  Brazil King Abdullah Sports City Jeddah,  Saudi Arabia
2019 Brazil  0–1  Argentina King Saud University Stadium Riyad,  Saudi Arabia

Titles by country

Team Titles Years won
 Brazil 4 2011, 2012, 2014, 2018
 Argentina 2 2017, 2019
Notes
  1. ^ This match was originally scheduled to be played on October 3 in the Estadio Centenario in Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina, but was postponed due to a power failure in the stadium.

All-time scorers

See also

References