After showing an improvement in the South American World Cup Qualifiers, Bolivia are getting ready to make their debut in the upcoming Copa America 2021. César Farías' boys are the underdogs in a tough group, but they will try to secure a place between the best-four.
La Verde are probably used to running from behind on the odds but they already know what lifting this trophy is like, and not every team can say the same. Even though it seems difficult to repeat, the feat achieved in 1963 will always remember them that winning the title isn't impossible.
However, they were grouped in a challenging zone alongside Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. With the tournament's kickoff looming around, it's time to take a look at Bolivia's schedule in Copa America 2021.
Bolivia vs Paraguay - June 14
Bolivia will begin their Copa America 2021 journey against Paraguay at Estadio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico Teixeira in Goiânia at 8 PM (ET). Neither of these games will be easy, but if they want to progress to the next round they must not drop points in their first match.
Bolivia vs Chile - June 18
On Matchday 2, things will keep on getting harder for La Verde. This time, they'll clash with Chile at Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá at 5 PM (ET). La Roja got used to fighting for the trophy in recent years, but they find themselves in a different spot right now with a coach that has been appointed only a few months ago. Besides, Bolivia held them to a draw in a World Cup Qualifier fixture recently.
Bolivia vs Uruguay - June 24
César Farías' boys will have a bye week on Matchday 3, enabling them to prepare with more time for a tough opponent. Uruguay will be waiting for them on the fourth round also at Cuiabá at 5 PM (ET). It seems like the most difficult part for Bolivia will be at the end, so they'll need to start as strongly as possible.
Bolivia vs Argentina - June 28
The group stage finale will see Bolivia facing one of the strongest candidates to the trophy. Taking on Argentina in the last round could mean an advantage depending on how they've performed before that. La Verde and La Albiceleste will square off in Cuiabá at 8 PM (ET).