The draw for the 2024 Copa América is underway at the James L. Knight Center in Miami.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the 2024 Copa América, which will be hosted by 14 cities across the United States from June 20 to July 14 and broadcast on the FOX family of networks. The tournament will be highlighted by the United States men’s national team and defending champion Argentina with superstar Lionel Messi.
How can I watch the draw?
The draw will be broadcast on FS1 as well as the FOX Sports app on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Which countries are participating in the 2024 Copa América?
The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) will have its 10 member teams represented. Four teams from the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) — the United States, Mexico, Jamaica and Panama — also qualified for the tournament through the CONCACAF Nations League. The final two teams will be determined in play-off games on March 23.
How will the groups for the 2024 Copa América be determined?
Teams are placed into four pots based on their FIFA ranking. Pot 1 will consist of defending champion Argentina, Brazil, the United States and Mexico and each of them will be placed in different groups. The process is repeated until there are four four-team groups with a team from each pot.
Here are the four pots:
Play-off 1 winner
Play-off 2 winner
Which U.S. cities will host matches in the 2024 Copa América?
Fourteen U.S. cities will play host to Copa América next summer, with the semifinals in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and Charlotte, North Carolina, ahead of the July 14 championship in Miami Gardens, Florida. The other sites are: Atlanta, Houston, Arlington (Texas), Glendale (Arizona), Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Santa Clara (California), Orlando, Austin and two venues in Kansas City. The tournament kicks off June 20 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Who are some of the top stars expected to play in the 2024 Copa América?
Lionel Messi will return for his sixth Copa América with the hope of defending Argentina’s title. His former Barcelona teammate Neymar is unlikely to participate in the tournament due to a season-ending knee injury he sustained in November, but Brazil has another world-class attacking talent in Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior.
The United States men’s national team is expected to call up its best squad for the tournament, which includes Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna, Folarin Balogun and Weston McKennie. Santiago Giménez and Edson Álvarez will lead Mexico at its 11th Copa América.
Best USMNT reads ahead of 2024 Copa América
+ As with all but the truly elite national teams, scoring goals has always been a struggle for the U.S. men. But suddenly, there’s both genuine quality and an intense battle for playing time up top with prolific 21-year-old forward Folarin Balogun and Ricardo Pepi. And the team is welcoming a “healthy competition.” (Read more)
+ It’s easy to forget that Yunus Musah is still just 20. He was a starter throughout the Americans’ round of 16 run at Qatar 2022 where, as a teenager deployed in the heart of Berhalter’s midfield, he logged more minutes than all but three U.S. outfielders. Musah is grizzled veteran now, with a World Cup and almost 100 La Liga appearances under his belt. And he’s just getting started for the USMNT. (Read more)
+ It’s not a glamorous role, but it’s a hugely important one. The Americans desperately miss Tyler Adams, their top midfield destroyer and 2022 World Cup captain, when he’s out – and now they might have a suitable backup in German-born Lennard Maloney. (Read more)
+ When Luca de la Torre was named to the 26-man World Cup roster just over a year ago, it was mostly on the strength of his performances during qualifying matches. The San Diego native was very much a depth piece in coach Gregg Berhalter’s squad, though he was one of just four U.S. field players not to log a single minute at the main event. A year later, though, the 25-year-old De la Torre is in a much different spot. (Read more)
+ As Gregg Berhalter begins his second term at the USMNT’s helm, the ambition — and the stakes — have been raised considerably. His mandate? “Change soccer in America forever.” (Read more)
+ Christian Pulisic came to AC Milan to revive his flagging club career. The United States standout is doing just that and then some ahead of Copa America. (Read more)
Best-of-the-rest reads ahead of 2024 Copa América
+ It would be a colossal shame if Neymar can’t play for Brazil in the next Copa America due to a torn ACL that has cast doubt on his status. The drama that seems to follow Neymar wherever he goes has long overshadowed how special he is as a player. He’s a joy to watch at his best, with a combination of intelligence, explosiveness, grace and technical wizardry that vanishingly few before him have displayed. (Read more)
+ After Lionel Messi took America by storm by joining Inter Miami, what will he do for an encore in 2024? Time will tell. But this much is certain: we’ll all be watching the GOAT’s every move once again. (Read more)
+ Betting the tournament? Messi and Argentina, along with Brazil, opened as the pre-tournament co-favorites. (Read more)
More soccer on FOX
+ Also this summer, the FOX family of networks will broadcast the 2024 European Championship from June 14-July 14, 2024 in Germany. Here are 10 can’t-miss matches following the draw, as well as a full group-by-group breakdown. That tournament will feature top national teams including host Germany, England, Spain, Netherlands, France and Portugal. Here’s everything you need to know.
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