Argentina vs Canada Preview, Prediction, and Team News

Argentina vs Canada Preview, Prediction, and Team News | Copa America


  • Tournament: Copa America
  • Date: Friday, June 21
  • Kick-off Time: 01:00 am GMT
  • Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, United States

Argentina national football team will face the Canada national football team in their opening game of Copa America at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the United States. This will be the first time both sides meet each other in a major international competition.

Argentina’s national football team will aim for a positive outcome on Friday against a side that will partake in their first-ever Copa America tournament. The 2021 Copa America champions are expected to progress deep into the competition this season. They have been drawn alongside Canada, Chile and Peru. The squad is filled with a wonderful array of attacking talent. Argentina are the most successful team in Copa America with 15 trophies to their name. The 2022 World Cup winners have been in fine form after their Qatar success, winning 13 of their last 14 games in all competitions.

Meanwhile, the Canada national football team will play their first major tie against La Albiceleste in a competitive fixture. The two-time CONCACAF Gold Cup champions are coming off a 0-0 draw with Canada from their last friendly and would want to secure a positive outcome this weekend as they kick off their Copa America campaign against Argentina on 21st June.

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Argentina vs Canada Team News

Argentina Squad
Argentina Squad (Getty Images)

Argentina national football team news

2022 World Cup Golden Glove winner Emi Martinez will deputise in between the sticks. Manager Lionel Scaloni has an absolutely stacked squad with the likes of Messi, Di Maria, De Paul, Mac Allister and Paredes all in the first-team picture. Players like Paulo Dybala, Valentin Barco, Leonardo Balerdi and Angel Correa missed out on the Argentina Copa America 2024 squad.

Canada national football team news

Canada, on the other hand, is presently led by former Leeds manager Jesse Marsch. Real Madrid-bound Alphonso Davies is probably the only standout player in the Canadian squad. Porto midfielder Stephen Eustaquio will line up in the middle of the park alongside Ismael Kone.

Canada Squad
Canada Squad (Getty Images)

Predicted Lineups

Argentina national football team Predicted lineup:

E Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna; Mac Allister, Paredes, De Paul; Messi, Gonzalez, Alvarez

Canada national football team Predicted lineup:

Crepeau; Johnston, Bombito, Cornelius, Davies; Buchanan, Eustaquio, Kone, Millar; David, Larin


The two sides have faced off just once in the past, with the Argentina national football team securing an easy win.

Last one result:

Argentina 5-0 Canada – International Friendly – May 24, 2010

Key Players to Watch out for

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi (Getty Images)

The Argentina captain will once again be at the forefront of the La Albiceleste in what could be the last Copa America of his illustrious career. Messi has been in excellent form for Inter Miami, netting 12 goals in the last 12 matches. He also found the back of the net twice in Argentina’s last friendly against Guatemala. The eight-time Ballon d’Or winner will aim for his second continental title in what could be his last appearance on the international stage.

Alphonso Davies

Alphonso Davies
Alphonso Davies (Getty Images)

The Bayern Munich defender has been named as the new captain of the Canada men’s national team. Davies wore the captain’s armband in a friendly against Netherlands earlier this month. The 23-year-old defender is a four-time recipient of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year Award and has secured 49 caps for his national side.

Argentina vs Canada Prediction

Argentina national football team are seemingly the favorites to retain their Copa America crown this summer. They will enter this game on the back of a thumping 4-1 win over Guatemala and are blessed with one of the most stacked squads on paper.

Canada national football team, meanwhile, won’t pose a big threat to Lionel Scaloni’s men in this crucial tie. Jesse Marsch’s men will be participating in the nation’s first-ever Copa America tournament. The Canucks has enough firepower to obliterate the Argentina backline in their first game of the tournament.

Predicted Score: Argentina 3-0 Canada 

Where to Watch Argentina vs Canada Live?

QWhere to watch Argentina vs Canada live in India?

The Argentina vs Canada game will be televised on Sony Network/SonyLiv.

Q. Where to watch Argentina vs Canada live game in UK?

The game between Argentina and Canada will be live on Channel 4 in UK.

Q. Where to watch Argentina vs Canada in USA?

The match between Argentina and Canada will be available on FOX Sports.

Q. Where to watch Argentina vs Canada game in Argentina?

The Argentina vs Canada will be live on Telefe, and TyC Sportsfor Argentina fans.

Q. Where to watch Argentina vs Canada live in Canada?

The Argentina vs Canada game will be available on TSN (in English) and RDS (in French) for Canada fans.

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