Argentina Vs Canada; Preview, Team News, Expected Line-ups, Prediction, Kick-off Time And Date

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    Defending champions Argentina trade tackles with dark horses Canada at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States.

    Lionel Scaloni’s side look to win back-to-back Copa America titles, having defeated Brazil 1-0 to win the tournament in 2021.

    La Albiceleste have been dogged when need be at the tournament despite the array of stars at their disposal and they will be looking to smother the threats of the Canadians.

    Canada are participating in their first-ever Copa America and interestingly, they look keen on going all the way.

    Tutored by ex-RB Leipzig and Leeds United boss, Jesse Marsch, the Canucks set their sights on making history.

    Certainly, there are no match to Argentina in terms of quality and pedigree, but determination and hunger is what matters on the pitch.

    Lionel Messi will be looking to captain his troops to another success on the international front, having La Albiceleste win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

    Canada with stars like Lille’s Jonathan David alongside Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies will look to rally their teammates to victory over the world champions.

    They will need to show guts in the face of adversity, as Argentina are favorites to advance into the final.

    Canada and Argentina met in the group stage of the 2024 Copa America, with the former coming off victorious 2-0, in what was the opening game for both sides in the tournament.

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    Argentina defeated Ecuador 4-2 on penalties, after playing out a 1-1 draw in regular time to book their place in the semi-finals.

    Canada also submerged Venezuela 4-3 via penalties following a 1-1 stalemate in normal time.

    Team News For Argentina

    Argentina have the full complement of their players available for this semi-final affair, with key names like Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martinez expected to feature.

    Angel Di Maria was an unused substitute against Ecuador for the first time at the tournament, but he should likely return to Scaloni’s XI against Canada, given he is one player who often delivers clutch performances for Argentina.

    Manchester United’s Lisandro Martinez and Chelsea’s Enzo Fernandez are also expected to keep their place in the first eleven.

    Team News For Canada

    Tajon Buchanan is still a doubt for Canada after the Inter Milan man broke his tibia in training just days before their match with Venezuela.

    Apart from Buchanan, Jesse Marsch also has all his players available for selection and it will be fascinating to see who he selects for the big clash.

    Alphonso Davies will also be hoping to put in a big performance against Argentina, as he remains on the radar of Spanish giants Real Madrid, who are looking to snatch him from Bayern Munich.

    Argentina’s Expected Starting Lineup:

    Emiliano Martinez; Molina, Romero, Lisandro Martinez, Tagliafico; De Paul, Mac Allister, Lo Celso, Gonzalez; Messi, Lautaro Martinez

    Canada Expected Starting Lineup:

    Crepeau; Johnston, Bombito, Cornelius, Davies; Osorio, Eustaquio; Laryea, David, Shaffelburg; Larin

    Prediction: Argentina 3-1 Canada

    Kick-off Time And Date: 01:00 AM, July 10, 2024 (WAT).

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