Canada to Face Lionel Messi and Argentina in Copa America Semifinals

Canada’s national soccer team will have a chance at redemption against Lionel Messi and Argentina in the Copa America semifinals. The Canadian squad secured their spot in the semis with a thrilling penalty shootout victory over Venezuela on Friday night, mirroring Argentina’s quarterfinal advancement.

Copa America 2024: A Tournament of High Stakes

Canada is among 16 teams competing in the 2024 Copa America, marking a significant milestone for a program on the rise. The tournament has showcased Canada’s growing prowess in international soccer, with providing comprehensive coverage of all scores and highlights.

Argentina’s Journey

Argentina, aiming for their third consecutive major title and 16th Copa America championship, faced a tough challenge against Ecuador in the quarterfinals. Ecuador forced the match into a penalty shootout with a last-minute goal in second-half injury time. Messi returned to action during this match after missing Argentina’s group-stage finale due to a leg injury, contributing to their victory in the shootout.

Previous Encounter

Canada and Argentina previously met in both teams’ opening game of the tournament, where Julian Alvarez and Lautaro Martinez led Argentina to a 2-0 victory. Following this, Argentina secured group-stage victories over Chile and Peru to advance to the knockout stage.

Upcoming Semifinal Clash

The highly anticipated semifinal match between Canada and Argentina is set for next Tuesday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Soccer fans are eager to see if Canada can overcome the powerhouse Argentine team and advance to the Copa America finals.

The Copa America semifinal match between Canada and Argentina is scheduled for Tuesday, July 9th, at 8:00 PM EST.

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