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Copa America 2024 Draw: Lionel Messi Argentina Grouped Old Rivals Chile

Argentina will defend their Copa America title in the United States next summer in a 16-team tournament. Lionel Messi will play.

The reigning champions of the Copa America, Argentina, are set to defend their title in an expanded 16-team tournament in the United States next summer. Lionel Messi and his team will have the opportunity to face off against their old rivals, Chile, in the upcoming tournament. The tournament will feature 10 South American teams and six qualifiers from the CONCACAF region.

Argentina will kick off the tournament on June 20 in Atlanta, facing either Canada or Trinidad & Tobago. They will then take on Chile in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on June 25, followed by a match against Peru in Miami on June 29. The United States, Mexico, and Brazil are also set to face off against formidable opponents in the tournament.

The 2022 Copa America is being viewed as a test run for the 2026 World Cup, with 14 stadiums set to host the tournament. If Argentina wins Group A, they will advance to the quarter-finals, where they could face the runner-up from Group B. The semi-finals will take place at East Rutherford and Charlotte, with the final set to take place in Miami on July 14. The tournament promises to be an exciting and competitive event, showcasing some of the best players in the world.

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