-- Argentina and Chile will meet in the 45th Copa America final on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, a rematch of the team's Group D opener as well as last year's final, which the Chileans won on home soil.
That Messi missed that match because of injury might have had something to do with it, not that his availability this time around will alter Chile's approach.
They come with a lot of players in the attack, and really we're trying to play the match farther away from our goal, which would be different than the last final." Although La Roja are the current Copa holders and Chile beat Argentina in last year's final in Santiago, the Argentines remain the clear favorites Sunday.
We just need to keep in mind that we are able to defeat Argentina because we are a team with a lot of confidence in our abilities, not just individually but collectively.
If Martino is to be believed, forward Angel Di Maria has sufficiently recovered from an adductor injury and will be available for selection despite the fact that he didn't train Friday.