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Copa America 2024: Schedule, groups, stadiums, how to watch & more

The Copa America is a top-level soccer tournament that sees South America’s top countries battle it to be crowned champions of the continent, and the 48th edition of the competition is set to take place in 2024.

The tournament is being held in the United States for the second time, the most recent coming in 2016 for the competition’s 100th year anniversary edition.

Argentina are the defending champions having completed the Copa America and World Cup double recently, and it promises to be another fantastic edition of the tournament.

Continue reading for all you need to know about Copa America 2024, including dates, stadiums, teams, groups, how to watch and more. 

Copa America 2024 start date

The tournament kicks off on June 20, 2024 with Argentina vs Canada or Trinidad and Tobago. The match is set to begin at 8 PM ET from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Copa America 2024 schedule

Group stage: June 20-July 2

Quarterfinals: July 4-6

Semifinals: July 9-10

Third place: July 13

Final: July 14

Copa America 2024 groups

Group A: Argentina, Peru, Chile, Canada or Trinidad & Tobago 

Group B: Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, Jamaica 

Group C: United States, Uruguay, Panama, Bolivia 

Group D: Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Costa Rica or Honduras

Copa America 2024 format

Group Stage:

  • 16 teams will be divided into 4 groups of 4 teams each.
  • Each team will play the other teams in their group once, for a total of 3 matches per team.
  • Points are awarded for each match: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
  • The top two teams from each group will advance to the knockout stage.

Knockout Stage:

  • The quarterfinals will feature a single-elimination match between the winner of one group and the runner-up of another.
  • The semifinals will see the winners of the quarterfinals face off.
  • The final will determine the champion of the tournament.

Copa America 2024 stadiums

There will be 14 stadiums in use throughout the tournament, spread across the United States.

The opening match will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta while the final is to take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Stadium NameLocationCapacity
AT&T StadiumArlington, Texas80,000
Mercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, Georgia71,000
Q2 StadiumAustin, Texas20,738
Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, North Carolina74,867
MetLife StadiumEast Rutherford, New Jersey82,576
NRG StadiumHouston, Texas72,220
SoFi StadiumInglewood, California70,240
Levi’s StadiumSanta Clara, California68,500
State Farm StadiumGlendale, Arizona63,400
Allegiant StadiumParadise, Nevada61,000
Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, Missouri76,416
Children’s Mercy ParkKansas City, Kansas18,467
Hard Rock StadiumMiami Gardens, Floirida64,767
Exploria StadiumOrlando, Florida25,500

How to watch Copa America 2024

Those in the United States can watch the tournament via FOX Sports, while the UK broadcasting rights are yet to be confirmed.

Copa America 2024 qualification

Ten CONMEBOL countries - Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela - qualify for the tournament automatically.

Since 1993, two national sides from across the world have been invited to participate in the Copa America in order to get the total number of teams up to 12 - these have included the likes of Mexico, Japan and Qatar.

However, for the 2024 edition, just like the 2016 Centenario, six CONCACAF entrants will participate with qualification gained via the Nations League.

The United States, Mexico, Jamaica and Panama have already booked their place at the Copa America, while Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Honduras will battle it out in the play-offs in March for the final two spots.

Is Lionel Messi playing in Copa America 2024?

Argentina's Lionel Messi is expected to play in Copa America 2024. Messi stated at the end of December 2023 he is "not thinking about" his international future beyond the 2024 tournament, indicating his commitment to participating. 

Copa America winners

2021 champions Argentina have participated in 29 Copa America finals, winning 15, making them the most successful side in the tournament’s history. Uruguay have also lifted the trophy 15 times, losing six times in the final, with their most recent success coming in 2011.


Copa America 2024 odds

Unsurprisingly, the world champions head the market with Argentina favourites to take home the 2024 Copa America at +175.

This could prove to be reigning Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi’s final Copa America and the Inter Miami star, alongside Julian Alvarez and Cristian Romero, could be key in landing his country to a second trophy in 18 months to go out on a high.

Their bitter rivals Brazil are priced at +225, which is no surprise given the talent in the Selecao’s squad, led by the brilliant Real Madrid duo of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.

Uruguay look to be a team on the rise under former Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa and the market agrees with the 15-time winners chalked up at +500.

Colombia and Ecuador are the only other South American teams with odds below +2800, at +1100 and +1600 respectively.

Mexico are the shortest of the CONCACAF raiders, at +1100, with USA +1400 and both Jamaica and Panama +15000 - with Canada expected to shorten from +6600 should they make it through the play-off round and reach the final tournament.

Chile, back-to-back winners in 2015 and 2016, are +2800 while 2019 runners-up Peru are a tempting +5000, with the other sides in the competition priced at +6600 or above.

Any odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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