It’s time for Argentina’s second match in the Copa América group stage! Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero and the Albiceleste face their toughest test in Group B as they take on Luis Suárez, Edinson Cavani and Ronald Araujo’s Uruguay in Brasília.
Argentina’s draw against Chile means they can’t afford to lose this one. They will probably qualify even if they lose as four out of the five teams in the group will advance, but finishing fourth in Group B probably means a quaterfinal date with Brazil, who looked unstoppable in their opening two games. Uruguay make their debut in the competition looking to start things off with a big win against their longtime rivals.
It’s Albiceleste versus Celeste, Messi versus Suárez, and this is going to be fun. Let’s go!
Starting XI: Martínez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuña; De Paul, Rodríguez, Lo Celso; Messi, Lautaro, González (4-3-3)
Bench: Armani (GK), Musso (GK), M. Quarta, Pezzella, Montiel, Tagliafico, Paredes, Palacios, Gómez, Di María, J. Correa, Agüero
Starting XI: Muslera; González, Giménez, Godín, Viña; Valverde, Bentancur, Torreira, De La Cruz; Suárez, Cavani (4-4-2)
Bench: Campaña (GK), Rochet (GK), Araujo, Coates, Cáceres, Vecino, Nández, Arrascaeta, Gorriaran, Rodríguez, Torres, Ocampo
Competition/Round: 2021 Copa América, Group B, Matchday 2
Date/Time: Friday, June 19, 2021, 9pm local time, 2am CET (Barcelona, Saturday), 1am BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria, Saturday), 8pm ET, 5pm PT (USA), 5.30am IST (India, Saturday)
Venue: Estádio Nacional de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil
Referee: Wilton Pereira Sampaio (BRA)
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM COPA AMÉRICA 2021
How to watch on TV: Fox Sports 2 (USA), TSN 2 (Canada), Canal+ Sport 3 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), others
How to watch online: FuboTV (USA), BBC iPlayer (UK), others