schedule, TV channel and possible formations

schedule, TV channel and possible formations
schedule, TV channel and possible formations

There’s less to go before the ball starts rolling in the United States. Argentina and Canada will open the curtain on the 48th edition of the America Cup this Thursday in an exciting duel at the Mercedez Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

The Albiceleste team begins its path to defend the crown it won at the Maracaná stadium in 2021 and seeks to be the absolute king of the tournament; He equals the number of cups with Uruguay with 15 and seeks to surpass his classic from the Río de La Plata.

Messi, against Poland.

Photo:AFP

Argentina starts as a candidate

Lionel Messi He arrives as the great star of Argentina, as in the last six editions, and wants to say goodbye to the national team with one last crown, at 36 years old he continues to question his continuity.

“I don’t think about it. It was very difficult for me to take the step to leave Europe and come to the United States, but once I was here I adapted very quickly. I live day to day, I think about the moment, not about what I can achieve.” pass. Age is a number. I feel very good competitively,” he said in an interview with Marcelo Tinelli.

The team led by Coach Lionel Scaloni It arrives at the tournament with more than 80 percent of the squad that won the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, although for many it will be their last Copa América, such as Ángel Di María, Franco Armani, Leandro Paredes and Nicolás Otamendi.

Lionel Scaloni is going to be in the Copa América draw.

Photo:EFE

Canada wants to hit the ground running

For its part, Canada wants to surprise and do the same feat that Saudi Arabia achieved in 2022, when it unexpectedly beat Argentina in the World Cup debut 2-1.

Alphonso Davis captain and star of the Canadian team, analyzed the difficult challenge that lies ahead for his team and has high expectations for the match. “Argentina is the best team in the world. Playing against them is going to be a battle… Our mentality is strong. We will go out and play against the champions, and that is the motivation for us.”

Although the Canadian team had more arrivals, Belgium was the one that managed to open the scoring.

Photo:EFE / EPA / Tolga Bozoglu

Match date and time

The inaugural match between Argentina and Canada will be played this Thursday and can be enjoyed live from 7 pm, Colombian time, through the signals of Caracol TV, RCN and DSports.

Possible formations

Argentina: Emiliano Martínez; Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Nicolás Tagliafico; Ángel Di María or Enzo Fernández, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Alexis Mac Allister; Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martínez or Julián Álvarez.

Canada: Maxime Crepeau; Alistair Johnston, Moise Bombito, Derek Cornelius, Alphonso Davies; Tajon Buchanan, Stephen Eustáquio, Ismael Koné, Liam Millar; Jonathan David, Cyle Larin.

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