Copa America draw reveals path to glory


The Socceroos' opening match will be against 15-time Copa America champions Uruguay and its star striker Luis Suarez on June 13.

However, the most interesting opponent for Messi and the first stage is Chile. "Hopefully, don't promise anything, but we'll give the maximum to reach the final", Scaloni told reporters as quoted by Goal.

That means the Socceroos will play their five group stages matches in Argentina against the two-time World Cup champions, as well as Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay.

"It's a nice game to start", said the Argentine coach, adding, "Anyone would have been hard because the debut is always hard, but this one has a special feeling".

'Chile has always been hard for Argentina, especially in recent times.

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Match three will be against Paraguay on June 20 at the Monumental while match four will be against Australia on June 26, once more at the Monumental stadium.

Argentina last won the Copa America in 1993 and the nation is desperate to finally get their hands on the trophy once again.

Australia were drawn in Argentina's group for the 2020 Copa America on Tuesday while Asian champions Qatar will face Colombia and holders Brazil.

Following 2020's edition, Copa America will be held every four years with the tournament set to head to Ecuador in 2024.

The Copa America has also previously invited Costa Rica, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama and the United States to compete in the tournament with El Tri finishing as runners up twice.