Copa America 2024: Argentina to play opening game

Defending champions Argentina will play the opening match of the Copa America 2024 on June 20 in Atlanta against the winner of the Canada-Trinidad and Tobago match. The US team will then face Bolivia three days later in Arlington, Texas.

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The Copa America 2024 is taking place in North America and will feature several South American football giants. Argentina will then prepare to face old rivals Chile on June 25 in New Jersey. While the World Cup champs have beaten Chile twice in finals, the latter have won consecutive titles at Argentina’s expense. The most recent one was in the United States.

Meanwhile, the United States, one of four North American teams to qualify through the CONCACAF Nations League, begins their journey against Bolivia on June 23 in Arlington, Texas. The US team will play against Panama on June 27 in Atlanta and Uruguay on July 1 in Kansas City. These matches that could significantly impact the tournament’s outcome.

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The group stages will be crucial in deciding the teams for the quarterfinals, with tough competition in each group. Group A, with Argentina, Peru, Chile, and the winner of the Canada-Trinidad and Tobago match, promises intense battles. Meanwhile, Group B includes Mexico facing challenges from Ecuador, Venezuela, and Jamaica, ensuring thrilling matches.

Group C features the United States facing Uruguay, Panama, and Bolivia. Group D highlights Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, and the winner of the Costa Rica-Honduras match. The top two teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinals.

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Brazil, with nine titles to their name, aims to continue their legacy. However, Argentina, led by Lionel Messi and motivated by their 2021 Copa America win, along with Uruguay, will look to challenge Brazil. The Copa America, renowned for its tradition and glory, remains a battleground for these football powerhouses, each striving to leave a mark in the tournament’s prestigious history.

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