The favoritism that changed sidesArgentina was regarded as the most favorite in the decisive match against Brazil. However, in practice, the Canarinho (Little Canary) team was superior during the 90 minutes and, thanks to goals by Julio Baptista, Ayala (own goal), and Daniel Alves, won by 3 x 0. At its 42nd edition, the tournament was held for the first time in Venezuela, the only Spanish-speaking country in South America where baseball surpasses football in popularity.
The team’s achievement consolidated Brazil’s supremacy in the competition, since the country won four (1997, 1999, 2004, and 2007) of the last five editions. Since 2003, when the final was adopted as a form of competition for the title in Copa América, it was the first time that the decisive match was repeated in two consecutive editions (2004 and 2007). The competition was broadcast to 188 countries and had Robinho as the best striker. The Brazilian team’s number 11 scored six goals.