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Argentina blank Canada 2-0 in Copa America 2024 opener

Posted: Friday, June 21, 2024. 10:29 am CST.

Julián Álvarez celebrates goal – Photo Credit: CONMEBOL.com/Facebook

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Argentina beat Canada 2-0 in the opening game of the CONMEBOL Copa America 2024 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday evening.

Player of the Match Julián Álvarez put Argentina ahead in the 49th minute with his first ever goal in a Copa America.

Lautaro Martínez secured the victory in the 88th minute off an assist by Lionel Messi.

Messi, who is playing in his seventh Copa America, set an appearance record playing his 35th game in the oldest national team tournament in the world.

Copa America is currently playing its 48th edition.

The tournament continues today with Peru playing Chile at 6:00 pm.

The tournament features ten teams from the South American Confederation (CONMEBOL) and six invited teams from CONCACAF. The sixteen have been divided into four groups of four.


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