The tournament's winningest team will be back looking to grab another title. Uruguay have been historically successful in South America's greatest competition, and they'll head to Copa America 2021 hoping to prove their strength once again.
With the same coach that guided them to glory ten years ago, La Celeste will return to Brazil looking to have a deeper run than that of 2019. Oscar Washington Tabarez's boys seem to have what it takes to lead their country to the trophy. Then again, we're talking about one of soccer's toughest competitions.
On this continent, we frequently see the most evenly matched duels in the world, but Uruguay still managed to be crowned Copa America winners more times than any other nation. Will they win the oldest national team tournament again? They'll begin the journey in Group A with Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Paraguay. Take a look at Uruguay's schedule in Copa America 2021.
Uruguay vs Argentina - June 18
La Celeste will have a bye week on Matchday 1 and will begin their campaign on the second round facing a tough rival like Argentina at Estadio Mané Garrincha in Brasilia at 8 PM (ET). Needless to say, this will be a must-watch due to the great superstars featuring on both sides and the lifelong rivalry between the two teams, one of the oldest in soccer history.
Uruguay vs Chile - June 21
Uruguay's beginning to the Copa America 2021 seems to be as hard as it gets. Only a few days after taking on Argentina, they'll have to meet Chile at Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá at 5 PM (ET). Both contenders to the title, this will be another can't-miss game as the two sides have a long background of facing each other, especially in recent years.
Uruguay vs Bolivia - June 24
For Matchday 4, La Celeste will stay in Cuiabá to clash with Bolivia at 5 PM (ET) as well. Depending on their previous performances, this matchup could be crucial for both teams' aspirations. Still, regardless of how they stand before the kickoff, it will be a good opportunity for them to see how far they can go.
Uruguay vs Paraguay - June 28
To wrap up group stage action, Uruguay and Paraguay will square off at Estadio Nilson Santos in Río de Janeiro at 8 PM (ET). The two should be heading comfortably to this duel, otherwise, it would mean their start to the tournament was poor.