The Scaloneta is back and exciting. The Argentine men’s soccer team will compete in the America Cup with the current title of world champion, continental champion and Finalissima champion (which faces the winners from America and Europe).

This Thursday, June 20, the opening match of the Cup will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, United States against Canada, where some 70 thousand people in a packed stadium. The schedule is scheduled to begin at 21.00 hs (our country time). Argentina will seek to start the tournament well to ensure its participation in the quarterfinals.

The National Team shares group A with Canada, Chile and Peru. In the quarterfinals and semifinals they could face Mexico, Ecuador, Jamaica or Venezuela. And only in the definition would he cross paths with the other two candidates: Uruguay and Brazil.

Con Lionel Messi As captain, Argentina returns to a competition after having played qualifying matches and also friendly matches. In this Copa América he has another objective, not only to defend the title obtained 3 years ago against Brazil, but also to recover the throne of top winner of the American national team competitions. Both Argentina and Uruguay won the Copa América title 15 times, and both are presented as top contenders this year.

In addition, the team has a special seasoning in this Cup, since it is possible that it will be the last participation of ‘Flea’ Messi and ‘Fideo’ Di María in the competition.

The tournament format, which lasts a month, includes the participation of 16 teams from the American continent. The competition will begin with Argentina and Canada this Thursday, June 20 and the final will be on Sunday, July 14 at the Hard Rock Stadium in the city of Miami at 9 p.m. (Argentine time). That same day will also coincide with the Euro finalin a mirror definition.


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