Argentina begins the fight to defend the title vigorously.  Messi shined, and his competitors excelled

in this year America’s Cup 16 teams from two regions participate – CONMEBOL, which brings together teams from South America, and CONCACAF, which includes, among others, Canada, Mexico and the United States. The tournament, hosted by the last mentioned countries, will last from June 21 to July 14, which means… The final will be held on the same day as the Euro 2024 final.

They are defending the title they won in 2021 ArgentiniansWhich fell into Group A with Peru, Chile and Canada. In the first match, which was held from Thursday night to Friday Polish time, the world champion faced Canada in Atlanta, which had improved its level in Europe before the tournament. Let us remind you that Jesse Marsh’s players faced the group’s Polish rivals – First, on June 6, they were defeated by the Netherlands (0:4).Three days later, they tied 0-0 with France.

Copa America 2024. Argentina wins over Canada

However, confrontations with strong rivals from Europe seemed to yield no results, as the Canadians lost their first match in the Copa America. The Argentines, with Leo Messi, had the upper hand, possessing the ball more often and exchanging more passes, but it was only in the second half that they could find a way to defend their opponents.

Julian Alvarez scored on the scoresheet in the 49th minute, and the work was started by Messi, who sent a wonderful vertical pass into the penalty area to Alexis McAllister, who shot the ball towards Alvarez, who had no choice but to put the ball into the net. The ball is in the net.

After opening the score, Albicelestes continued its dominance, and Messi was looking for his chances, but the score remained 1-0 almost until the end of regular time. In just the 88th minute, Messi sent Lautaro Martinez a pass, and he shot it. Set the score to 2-0.

Argentina will play its next match on June 26, where it will face China. On the same day, Canada will compete for points with Peru. The two teams’ competitors in the group will face each other tomorrow (Saturday, June 22).

Lukas Jekiewicz is shown around the press center of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. video/INTERIA.TV/INTERIA.TV

Leo Messi in the match between Argentina and Canada/Charlie Tripalo /France Press agency

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