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Copa América: Argentina faces group showdown with Colombia

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June 14th, 2019

Copa América is officially underway, and the second day of action Saturday will have an incredible matchup in Group B, between Lionel Messi and Argentina and James Rodriguez and Colombia.

(Argentina +125, Colombia +245, Draw +215)

Soccer free play: Argentina +125

Argentina has been to the final of the past two Copa América tournaments, but lost both to Chile on penalties. Argentina also lost in the final in 2004 and 2007, both of those to rival Brazil. Messi will attempt to get Argentina to the victory platform for the first time since 1993. Argentina is loaded with talent, from Angel Di Maria to Sergio Agüero, but many think this could be the last time those guys can make a run for the Copa América title.

Colombia is also loaded with talent, with James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado and Yerry Mina looking to show they should be considered one of the favorites to win the tournament. If Colombia wants to advance and let people know it is the team to beat, taking down a world-class team like Argentina would be a great first step. Careless mistakes on the back line will be punished quickly, so keeping a tight defensive shape will help Colombia keep the scoreline close enough to have a chance.




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