2024 Copa America: Thursday's schedule and how to watch

The 2024 Copa America is here. The U.S. is hosting the soccer tournament for the first time since 2016 as the event moves to take place at the same time as the UEFA European Championship. For the next three weeks, 16 teams will compete across 14 cities before the finals at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Today's action features the defending champions Argentina and one of the most iconic players in the world, Lionel Messi. They're taking on long shots Canada, who made it to the quarterfinals of their most recent tournament (the CONCACAF Gold Cup).

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Which Copa America games are on today?

Argentina vs. Canada kicks off the tournament as the only game for Thursday.

  • Date: Thursday, June 20

  • Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

  • Time: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

  • TV: FS1

  • Streaming: Fox Sports App, FuboTV, Sling TV, TUDN and ViX

Argentina enters the tournament with multiple wins on their resume. The squad won the 2021 Copa America 1-0 over Brazil and won the 2022 World Cup 3-3 (4-2 PK) over France. Since their win in the World Cup Final, Argentina's won 13 of 14 matches. The sole loss came in November 2023 with a 2-0 loss to Uruguay.

Canada enters the tournament as one of the longer shots to win the tournament. The team did not make it out of the group stage of the 2022 World Cup, going 0-0-3. Since then, the squad's gone 6-4-4.

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Copa America: Argentina vs. Canada odds

Argentina is favored to win the first match of the tournament, according to BetMGM's soccer odds.

  • Moneyline: Argentina (-300), tie (+425), Canada (+875)

  • Over/under: 2.5 goals

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2024 Copa America groups




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Costa Rica

How to watch the 2024 Copa America

This year's Copa America will be broadcast across multiple channels throughout the next three weeks. Here's where you can find the action:

  • Broadcast: Fox Sports, Fox Sports 1 and Univision

  • Streaming: FuboTV, Sling TV, TUDN and ViX

How to watch: Catch the 2024 Copa America games with a fuboTV subscription

Odds to win the 2024 Copa America

Argentina is also the slight favorite to win the Copa America for a record 16th time.

  • Argentina (+175)

  • Brazil (+225)

  • Uruguay (+500)

  • Colombia (+1200)

  • Mexico (+1200)

  • U.S. (+1200)

  • Ecuador (+1600)

  • Chile (+3300)

  • Paraguay (+6600)

  • Peru (+6600)

  • Canada (+8000)

  • Venezuela (+10000)

  • Bolivia (+12500)

  • Costa Rica (+15000)

  • Jamaica (+20000)

  • Panama (+50000)

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