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Copa America 2024 Preview, Odds, Tips & More

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As if we did not have enough football for one summer, the 2024 Copa America kicks off in the United States of America early Friday morning UK time. The world’s oldest continental competition has hosted some of football’s greatest ever talents, including Diego Maradona, Pele and – of course – current champion Lionel Messi.

This time around, 16 teams will play matches in 14 cities across the USA. Read on as we provide all the key information ahead of the tournament’s opening match, which will feature current world champions and holders Argentina and dark horses Canada.

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When Is the 2024 Copa America?

The CONMEBOL tournament will take place from June 20 (June 21 in the UK) until the final is played on July 14 (July 15 in the UK) in the Hard Rock Stadium, Miami.

The group stage will last until July 2 (July 3 in the UK) and with a smaller number of teams involved, the groups are all stacked, with quality on offer to rival Euro 2024.

Which Teams Are In the 2024 Copa America?

The tournament consists of a group stage, quarter-finals, semi-finals and then the final. The four groups are as follows:

Group A: Argentina, Peru, Chile, Canada

Group B: Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, Jamaica

Group C: USA, Uruguay, Panama, Bolivia

Group D: Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Costa Rica

Group Stage Schedule

Thursday, June 20
Group A: Argentina vs Canada (Atlanta, 8pm ET/1am UK)

Friday, June 21
Group A: Peru vs Chile (Texas, 8pm ET/1am UK)

Saturday, June 22
Group B: Ecuador vs Venezuela (Santa Clara, 6pm ET/11pm UK)
Group B: Mexico vs Jamaica (Houston, 9pm ET/2am UK)

Sunday, June 23
Group C: USA vs Bolivia (Arlington, 6pm ET/11pm UK)
Group C: Uruguay vs Panama (Miami Gardens, 9pm ET/2am UK)

Monday, June 24
Group D: Colombia vs Paraguay (Houston, 6pm ET/11pm UK)
Group D: Brazil vs Costa Rica (Inglewood, 9pm ET/2am UK)

Tuesday, June 25
Group A: Peru vs Canada (Kansas City, 6pm ET/11pm UK)
Group A: Chile vs Argentina (East Rutherford, 9pm ET/2am UK)

Wednesday, June 26
Group B: Ecuador vs Jamaica (Las Vegas, 6pm ET/11pm UK)
Group B: Venezuela vs Mexico (Inglewood, 9pm ET/2am UK)

Thursday, June 27
Group C: Panama vs USA (Atlanta, 6pm ET/11pm UK)
Group C: Uruguay vs Bolivia (East Rutherford, 9pm ET/2am UK)

Friday, June 28
Group D: Colombia vs Costa Rica (Glendale, 6pm ET/11pm UK)
Group D: Paraguay vs Brazil (Las Vegas, 9pm ET/2am UK)

Saturday, June 29
Group A: Argentina vs Peru (Miami Gardens, 8pm ET/1am UK)
Group A: Canada vs Chile (Orlando, 8pm ET/1am UK)

Sunday, June 30
Group B: Jamaica vs Venezuela (Austin, 8pm ET/1am UK)
Group B: Mexico vs Ecuador (Glendale, 8pm ET/1am UK)

Monday, July 1
Group C: Bolivia vs Panama (Orlando, 9pm ET/2am UK)
Group C: USA vs Uruguay (Kansas City, 9pm ET/2am UK)

Tuesday, July 2
Group D: Brazil vs Colombia (Santa Clara, 9pm ET/2am UK)
Group D: Costa Rica vs Paraguay (Austin, 9pm ET/2am UK)

What Stadiums Are Being Used?

The USA is famous for exceptional stadiums and those being used for the latest edition of the Copa America are mighty impressive. The immense arenas are used for some of the highest-attended sporting events in the world, which will make for quite the spectacle and a consistently amazing atmosphere. The stadiums are as follows:

  • Arlington, TX at AT&T Stadium (80,000 capacity)
  • Atlanta, GA at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (71,000)
  • Austin, TX at Q2 Stadium (20,738)
  • Charlotte, NC at Bank of America Stadium (74,867)
  • East Rutherford, NJ at MetLife Stadium (82,566)
  • Houston, TX at NRG Stadium (72,220)
  • Inglewood, CA at SoFi Stadium (70,240)
  • Santa Clara, CA at Levi’s Stadium (68,500)
  • Glendale, AZ at State Farm Stadium (63,400)
  • Las Vegas, NV at Allegiant Stadium (61,000)
  • Kansas City, MO at Arrowhead Stadium (76,416)
  • Kansas City, KS at Children’s Mercy Park (18,467)
  • Miami Gardens, FL at Hard Rock Stadium (64,767)
  • Orlando, FL at Inter&Co Stadium (25,500)

The 2024 Copa America Favourites

Argentina – 2.75

Brazil – 3.25

Uruguay – 6.00

Colombia – 12.00

USA – 13.00

Golden Boot Odds

Given the wealth of attacking talent available to the qualified teams, some huge names make up the favourites list for the coveted Golden Boot accolade.

Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 4.00

Vinicius Junior (Brazil) – 5.50

Darwin Nunez (Uruguay) – 7.00

Lautaro Martinez (Argentina) – 9.00

Julian Alvarez (Argentina) – 9.00

What Happened Last Time?

The 2021 edition of the Copa America was hosted in Brazil and the home nation were hopeful of a famous win in front of their own fans.

But it did not quite go to script as Argentina stepped up to deliver the first international trophy of Messi’s career and break Brazilian hearts.

A first-half goal from Angel Di Maria saw Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 in the final at the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Betting Tips

Crown Jules

Manchester City’s Alvarez is one of football’s hottest properties right now. Regularly oozing class and often ruthless in front of goal, he is sometimes overlooked because of Erling Haaland’s brilliance – but he could play for any team of his choosing, that is how good he is. Alvarez to be Argentina’s top scorer is 3.50, while he is 11.00 to be named Player of the Tournament.

Argy Bargy

Argentina will go into the tournament full of confidence and what perhaps gives them an advantage over fierce rivals Brazil is depth of squad. Their defence is slightly more well-rounded and on paper, the striking options look superior. Argentina to reach the final is 1.72, while Lionel Scaloni’s side to lift the trophy and Messi to finish as top scorer is 8.00.


That being said, Brazil are still one of the best teams in the world and it would be no shock whatsoever to see them reach the final at a canter. Argentina look to be the only side capable of stopping them and if the two were to meet on July 14, it would make for the most epic and entertaining of finales. The Brazil vs Argentina final is priced at 3.25.

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