The Argentine soccer team already knows when it will begin to defend the Copa América title: it will be in a year. “The oldest national team tournament in the world will be played from June 20 to July 14, 2024, in the United States,” confirmed Alejandro Domínguez, president of Conmebol, on his official Twitter account.
After the great conquest in the Maracana in Brazil, the Selection directed by Lionel Scaloni began a series of successes that had the World Cup in Qatar as its central point. On the horizon are the Qualifiers, which will begin in September and now there is a date for the continental competition, where the Albiceleste is obviously a great candidate. There will be 16 teams competing: 10 for Conmebol and six for Concacaf.
In the 48th edition of the Copa América, La Scaloneta will defend the title obtained in 2021 in Brazil and will seek trophy number 16 to break away from Uruguay, which has not won it since 2011, when the tournament was held in different cities in Argentina.
For the Copa América there are no doubts: Lionel Messi and 10 more
Lionel Messi raised some questions about his presence in the 2026 World Cup, but in the Copa América in the United States he will continue as the great leader of the Argentine National Team. He said it in that interview that he conducted in China and it caused a stir. The Qualifiers and the continental tournament will have him as the main protagonist and Lionel Scaloni will put together a team around him.
In addition, Lionel Messi’s stay at Inter Miami will be vital for the organizers of the Copa América. Argentina is the great candidate to repeat the enormous title won in Brazil and surely a team with tweaks will be seen, as happened in the tour that ended in the last hours.