Argentina and Chile will meet again this Monday June 14, 2021, for Copa America 2021 Matchday 1. La Albiceleste and La Roja recently drew 1-1 for Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers in Argentina. After that tight match, both teams will be looking for a victory to start the tournament the right way.
Actually, Argentina and Chile have a long history in the Copa America. They have faced each other 28 times in this tournament, and La Albiceleste has won 20 and they've drawn eight (8) times. Chile has never won against Argentina within the 90 minutes of play. But, of course, they won two finals over the Argentinians (2015 and 2016) in penalties.
Of course, both teams want to reach the final this year in Brazil. Argentina is looking to end a 28-year drought. Lionel Scaloni's team will try to win the trophy that has resisted them. Chile, on the other hand, wants to recover the crown they lost in 2019.
Argentina's confirmed lineup
For this tournament, Lionel Scaloni left out some players that have been regular at the World Cup Qualifiers like Lucas Ocampos and Juan Foyth. However, Argentina still has a strong team to fight for the title.
That said, Argentina first lineup in the tournament will be: Emiliano Martínez; Gonzalo Montiel, Nicolás Otamendi, Lucas Martínez Quarta, Nicolás Tagliafico; Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Giovanni Lo Celso, Nicolás González; Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez.
Chile's confirmed lineup
For the Copa America, Martin Lasarte recovers midifielders Arturo Vidal, who had tested positive for Covid-19 but it's okay now, and Cesar Pinares. But he has lost Alexis Sánchez for, at least, the group stage due to an injury.
So, Chile will face Argentina with this confirmed lineup: Claudio Bravo; Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Guillermo Maripán, Eugenio Mena; Charles Aranguiz, Erick Pulgar, Arturo Vidal, Jean Meneses; Carlos Palacios, Eduardo Vargas.