Brazil’s national team even before the start of the tournament was considered one of the main favorites to win, and as a result, the Tite team fully met these predictions, reaching the final. At the group stage, the Brazilians won two victories over Bolivia (3:0) and Peru (5:0) and tied with Venezuela (0:0), thus issuing a way out of the group.
The national team of Peru is the main sensation of the tournament – the “Incas” were able to get into the playoffs only from third place. In the group stage, the team of Ricardo Gareki won only one victory, beating Bolivia 3:1 in the second round. A 0:0 draw with Venezuela and a 0:5 defeat from Brazil in the last round clearly showed that there were plenty of problems in the game of the team, but this did not prevent the Peruvians from reaching the final.