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Messi and Vinicius enter the fight for the Copa América. The main thing about the tournament.

Date: July 13, 2024 Time: 18:28:33

This summer there are two major events in football at once: Euro 2024 is in full swing in Europe and the Copa América is about to begin in the other hemisphere. We have compiled for you a complete guide to the tournament that will be held in the United States from June 21 to July 15. The first game is next night!

Groups

16 teams participate in the tournament, which are divided into four groups.

Group A 🇦🇷 Argentina 🇵🇪 Peru 🇨🇱 Chile 🇨🇦 Canada

B Group 🇲🇽 Mexico 🇪🇨 Ecuador 🇻🇪 Venezuela 🇯🇲 Jamaica

Group C 🇺🇸 United States 🇺🇾 Uruguay 🇵🇦 Panama 🇧🇴 Bolivia

Group D 🇧🇷 Brazil 🇨🇴 Colombia 🇵🇾 Paraguay 🇨🇷 Costa Rica

In a group, each team will play each team once. The first and second place teams will advance to the next stage of the tournament. The third teams, unlike Euro 2024, do not qualify anywhere.

The group stage schedule is here.

Qualifiers

The teams go directly to the quarterfinals; The first matches will be played on July 5:

the winner of group D – second place in group C; the winner of group C – second place in group D; the winner of group B – second place in group A;

Two semi-finals and a final will then be played.

ARGENTINA TEAM

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Regulations

The position of each team in each group is determined as follows:

the highest number of goals scored in all group stage matches; the goal difference in all group stage matches;

If two or more teams are tied on these three criteria, their ranking is determined as follows:

the highest number of goals scored in all group matches between the respective teams; the goal difference in group matches between the respective teams; the highest number of points scored in the group matches between the respective teams;

If the teams are equal in all these indicators, the CONMEBOL organizing committee will hold a draw to determine the team’s position at random.

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Peculiarities

Firstly, in a match you can make up to five substitutions (but we are used to this). Secondly, the tournament will use pink cards! However, they are not necessary as a punishment or warning, but rather to replace a player who has suffered a concussion.

According to CONMEBOL, teams must indicate that they are making a substitution on the basis that a player has a suspected traumatic brain injury or concussion. To do this, the substitute referee will simply be shown a pink card and the number of substitutions in this case will remain the same. Players who receive a pink card must immediately go to the team locker room for medical attention.

PINK CARD

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Tournament Favorites

Of course, the main favorite is the Argentine team, which was proclaimed world champion a year and a half ago. New successes are expected from Messi and company, and many experts have no doubt that they will be able to shake up the United States, winning their third title in three years. Although Leo himself said that not everything is about winning.

Lionel Messi

Forward of the Argentine national team

“I think it will be a very intense tournament because the national teams are getting better and better. Argentina is always the favorite, we are like that and we take things for granted. Today we are the best because we won the World Cup, but the Copa América will be difficult. The feeling of being loved throughout the country is the best thing you can achieve as an athlete and as a person. “I want to thank them and tell them that we will try to win the Copa América again, but let’s remember that not everything is about winning.”

After Argentina, among the favorites is Brazil, which will try by all means to resist the world champions. There is a long sporting dispute between the teams, which intensifies each time during the main continental tournament. Both teams have a heavy burden of responsibility, but Brazil is a little more difficult: if Argentina needs to confirm its champion status, the Brazilians will have to tear and throw after being eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, as well as from sixth place in qualification for the next World Cup. Special attention to the main star of Real Madrid: Vinicius Junior. In the Kop he should become the leader of the team, because Neymar has not yet recovered from his injury.

BRAZIL TEAM

Photo: Rich History/Getty Images

In third place is Uruguay: all national teams are kind of pillars of football on the continent, so it is not surprising that time and again the three favorites look exactly like this. Since June last year, Uruguay have lost just two of their 10 matches under Marcelo Bielsa and sit second in the World Cup standings, three points behind Argentina. Believe it or not, Luis Suárez is still in action! And he is willing to bite his rivals for victory.

LUIS SUAREZ

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The American team, for which this tournament will be at home, may be a pleasant surprise. The Americans are actively preparing for the World Cup, which their country will also host, so they are investing a lot in the development of their team. This squad is undoubtedly the most talented in its history: almost all the players play abroad. Christian Pulisic of Milan, Folarin Balogun of Monaco, Timothy Weah of Juventus, Matt Turner and Giovanni Reyna of Nottingham; Overall, its composition is actually quite interesting.

TEAM USA

Photo: John Dorton/ISI Photos/USSF/Getty Images for USSF

Where to see

All Copa América matches will be available in the Okko online cinema.

What will the winner receive?

This time the prize fund was increased to 72 million dollars. Each participant will receive 2 million dollars, the same amount for reaching the quarterfinals. The fourth-place team will receive $4 million, the third-place team will receive $5 million, the second-place team will receive $7 million. The winner will receive 10 million dollars, in addition to a cup, which this time will be original and historical, after 2001 and until 2021. There were only copies in circulation.

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