Copa América: rating the contenders for the tournament in the US

Argentina are the holders and the favourites, with Brazil, Uruguay and the United States also looking strong

By Patric Ridge for Opta Analyst

Euro 2024 is not the only major tournament taking place in June and July. Argentina go to the United States for the Copa América as reigning champions, having ended their 28-year wait for glory when they beat Brazil in the final in 2021. They followed that up by winning the World Cup in 2022, as Lionel Messi lifted the one trophy that had been missing from his vast collection.

Argentina are the favourites to win the Copa América again this year, according to the Opta supercomputer, with Brazil not far behind. Opta have simulated the tournament 10,000 times and collated their findings to construct pre-tournament predictions.

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