Superclásico de las Américas

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Superclásico de las Américas
Organising body Argentina AFA
Brazil CBF
Founded 2011; 7 years ago (2011)
Region Argentina
Brazil
Number of teams 2
Related competitions Roca Cup
Current champions  Argentina (2017)
Most successful team(s)  Brazil (3 titles)

The Super Derby of the Americas – Doctor Nicolás Leoz Cup (Portuguese: Superclássico das Américas, Spanish: Superclásico de las Américas), also known as the Superclassic of the Americas, 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[edit]

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[edit]

Matches[edit]

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 Beijing, China
2017 Brazil  0–1  Argentina Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne, Australia

Titles by country[edit]

Team Titles Years won
 Brazil 3 2011, 2012, 2014
 Argentina 1 2017
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.

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