These matches will help to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the team before the Copa America. Therefore, playing these friendly matches is considered as a good move by Messi and his team who are trying to retain the title.
The 2024 Copa America Championship will be held from June 20 to July 14 this year. This is the 48th edition of the Copa America, which determines the kings of Latin American football. It is also noteworthy that outside the Latin American countries, the 2024 Copa America will be staged in the USA. This is the second time in history that the USA will host the Copa America.
Argentina are in Group A of the 2024 Copa America. Peru and Chile are in Group A along with Lionel Messi and his team. One more team will reach Group A through the playoffs. The winners of the play-off between Canada and Trinidad and Tobago will reach Argentina’s group. Argentina’s first match in the Copa America group stage will be against the winners of this playoff. Argentina will take the field for the first match on June 20. Canada or Trinidad and Tobago will be Argentina’s first opponents in the play-offs on March 23.
A report has now come out that Lionel Messi’s Argentina will have two warm-up matches before the Copa America. The report also suggests that both these matches will be held in China. Before the Copa America, Argentina will play a warm-up match against the African powerhouses Nigeria and Ivory Coast. There are reports that the matches will be held in March.
Argentina have played 10 matches since winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. While losing in one of them, he won in nine. This includes a win against Brazil in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Argentina lost only to Uruguay (2-0) after placing a kiss on the 2022 World Cup title. After the World Cup, Argentina, who is number one in the FIFA world, conceded only two goals while scoring 21 goals in 10 matches.
The Argentina vs Nigeria match will be played at the Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou. The match between Ivory Coast and Argentina will be played at the Workers Stadium in Beijing. Argentina and Nigeria have faced each other in the 2010, 2014 and 2018 World Cups. However, it is noteworthy that Ivory Coast and Argentina are coming face to face for the first time since the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
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