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Copa America 2024 Group A: Teams, table, standings, schedule, results for Argentina and other nations

Group A of the Copa America 2024 sees holders Argentina as the top-sided seed.

Lionel Scaloni’s South American and world champions are the favorites to win the tournament outright and are expected to survive the group stage without too much difficulty.

Their opponents will be Peru, Chile and Canada, with the CONCACAF nation winning a March playoff against Trinidad and Tobago to book their place in the Copa America.

Miami is where the final of the Copa America will take place on July 14 next year after a month-long competition in the United States.

Below is how the Group A schedule will look now that all the four teams are confirmed. Plus, there is a bracket for the knockout rounds, so the qualifiers will have a decent idea of what lies in store if they can progress to the quarterfinal stage and beyond.

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COPA AMERICA GROUP BREAKDOWNS:
Group B | Group C | Group D

Copa America 2024 Group A: Table, standings

Each Copa America group consists of four teams. These teams each play the other once in a round-robin format. The top two from each group will progress to the quarterfinals.

Teams are ranked by points, then goal difference, and then goals scored. Should teams be level on those three criteria, the head-to-head record between those nations is used as a tiebreaker.

Pos Team GP Pts W-D-L GD
1. Argentina 0 0 0-0-0 0
2. Peru 0 0 0-0-0 0
3. Chile 0 0 0-0-0 0
4. Canada 0 0 0-0-0 0

Copa America 2024 Group A fixtures, schedule, results

Date Match Venue
Jun. 20, 2024 Argentina vs. Canada Mercedes-Benz Stadium
(Atlanta, GA)
Jun. 21, 2024 Peru vs. Chile AT&T Stadium
(Arlington, TX)
Jun. 25, 2024 Chile vs. Argentina MetLife Stadium
(East Rutherford, NJ)
Jun. 25, 2024 Peru vs. Canada Children’s Mercy Park
(Kansas City, KS)
Jun. 29, 2024 Argentina vs. Peru Hard Rock Stadium
(Miami, FL)
Jun. 29, 2024 Canada vs. Chile Exploria Stadium
(Orlando, FL)

Copa America 2024 Group A teams

Argentina

As the reigning champions, Argentina were one of the top-seeded teams automatically assigned to Group A before the draw.

Last year’s FIFA World Cup winners, the Albiceleste have enjoyed one of their best periods in modern football since Lionel Scaloni took charge following the disappointment of World Cup 2018.

The former defender led Argentina to victory in the 2021 Copa America final over arch rivals Brazil to end their 28-year wait for a major trophy, and they followed that up by winning the Finalissima — the match between the champions of South America and Europe — 3-0 against Italy at Wembley in June 2022.

They were on a 36-game unbeaten run, one shy of Italy’s world record, when they were stunned by Saudi Arabia 2-1 in their opening group match at the World Cup last year, but they recovered to win the tournament, defeating France on penalties in the final. They are the favourites to win this year’s Copa America, although the uncertainty around the future of coach Scaloni will surely not help their preparations.

  • Current FIFA world ranking: No. 1 (February, 2023)
  • Regional ranking: 1st (South America)
  • Copa America titles: 15
  • Copa America appearances (last): 43 (2021)
  • Coach: Lionel Scaloni (Argentina) since November 2018
  • Key players: Julian Alvarez (Man City / England), Enzo Fernandez (Chelsea / England), Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool / England), Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa / England), Lionel Messi (Inter Miami / USA)

Peru

Entering the 2024 Copa America tournament, Peru are driven by a desire to bounce back from their 2019 final loss to Brazil.

Despite being ranked 35th globally and 6th in CONMEBOL, as of November 2023, Juan Reynoso’s team are focused on next summer. 

With two Copa America titles and 18 past appearances, Peru can learn from their previous defeat and showcase improvement. Reynoso, who has been in charge since August 2022, has struggled in recent matches as they’re without a win in their last seven games. 

The team boasts a mix of experienced players and rising talents and will be hoping to turn things around ahead of the upcoming tournament.

  • Current FIFA world ranking: No. 33 (February, 2023)
  • Regional ranking: 6th (CONMEBOL)
  • Copa America titles (last): 2 (1975)
  • Copa America appearances (last): 33 (2021)
  • Coach: Juan Reynoso (Peru) since August 2022
  • Key players: Renato Tapia (RC Celta / Spain), Raul Ruidiaz (Seattle Sounders / USA), Luis Advincula (Boca Juniors / Argentina), Gianluca Lapadula (Cagliari / Italy)

Chile

If there is any nation absolutely desperate for a positive showing at the Copa America to stave off the creeping demons, it is Chile. Like Mexico, but arguably worse, Chile’s national team future hangs on a knife edge. Their back-to-back Copa America titles — the first in the nation’s history — in 2015 and 2016 were supposed to signal their new place amongst the South American elite, but it’s all come crashing down in calamitous fashion.

They failed to qualify for both the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and they now sit outside a qualifying position in the 2026 standings despite expansion of the field. The latest setback, picking up a lone point from matches against Paraguay and Ecuador where they failed to score a goal, saw the coach sacked and interim Nicolas Cordova installed.

Once filled with promising talent not a decade ago, Chile are now looking at a porous squad without any prominent players outside of Inter star Alexis Sanchez. Veterans like Gary Medel, Arturo Vidal, and Charles Aranguiz have begun to phase out, but nobody has proven capable of replacing those ageing stars. They need a spark in the worst way, but they could be in for another disappointment as the slide threatens to extend longer and longer.

  • Current FIFA world ranking: No. 40 (November, 2023)
  • Regional ranking: 7th (CONMEBOL)
  • Copa America titles (last): 2 (2016)
  • Copa America appearances (last): 40 (2021)
  • Coach: Nicolas Cordova (Chile) since November 2023 [interim]
  • Key players: Alexis Sanchez (Inter / Italy), Guillermo Maripan (AS Monaco / France), Erick Pulgar (Flamengo / Brazil), Ben Brereton Diaz (Villarreal / Spain).

Canada/Trinidad & Tobago

Canada secured qualification following the CONCACAF playoff round in March. They beat Trinidad and Tobago to progress into Group A at the Copa America, thanks to a 2-0 win.

They will now look to build on their World Cup performance at Qatar 2022, where they won many admirers.

  • Current FIFA world ranking: No. 50 (February, 2023)
  • Regional ranking: 4 (CONCACAF)
  • Copa America titles (last): 0
  • Copa America appearances (last): 0
  • Coach: Mauro Biello (Canada) since September 2023 [interim]
  • Key players: Alphonso Davis (Bayern Munich / Germany), Jonathan David (Lille / France), Maxime Crepeau (Portland Timbers / USA) 

Copa America 2024 Group A: Knockout bracket, path to final

Here is how the knockout phase will look for the two teams that qualify from Group A, starting with the quarterfinals.

Copa America 2024 quarterfinals

Date Match Time (ET) Venue
Jul. 4, 2024 1A vs. 2B TBD NRG Stadium
(Houston, TX)
Jul. 5, 2024 1B vs. 2A TBD AT&T Stadium
(Arlington, TX)
Jul. 6, 2024 1C vs. 2D TBD Allegiant Stadium
(Las Vegas, NV)
Jul. 6, 2024 1D vs. 2C TBD State Farm Stadium
(Glendale, AZ)

Copa America 2024 semifinals

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Jul. 9, 2024 QF1 vs. QF2 TBD MetLife Stadium
(East Rutherford, NJ)
Wed, Dec. 14 QF3 vs. QF4 TBD Bank of America Stadium
(Charlotte, NC)

Copa America 2024 3rd Place

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Jul. 13, 2024 Semifinal losers TBD Bank of America Stadium
(Charlotte, NC)

Copa America 2024 final

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Jul. 14, 2024 Semifinal winners TBD Hard Rock Stadium
(Miami, FL)
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