The Copa America 2021 will finally take place this year after being halted in 2020 with the pandemic outbreak. Argentina and Colombia will host the tournament, being the first time that the same edition is played in two different countries.
Not only we'll get to see South America's national teams taking the pitch in the hunt for such a traditional trophy, but the competition will also serve these sides as a great way of preparing for the resumption of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification.
The last edition of the Copa America was a success, with crowded stadiums and plenty of emotions in every game. Not long after that, the continent's crown will be on the line once again, and everyone will be looking to dethrone Brazil, who claimed the title at home in 2019. As the tournament will get underway in a few months, let's take a look at the Copa America 2021 kickoff date and time.
What will be the opening match of the tournament?
The Copa America 2021 will begin on June 13 when Argentina and Chile face off at the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires at 5 PM (ET). Following that game, Paraguay and Bolivia will clash in Mendoza at 8 PM (ET). From then on, the competition will continue its course until July 10 with the grand final.
Both matches will be in Group B, which also includes Uruguay, who will have a bye round that matchday. On the other hand, the first matches of Group A will be played the following day. The first of the two games to take part on June 14 will be between Brazil and Venezuela in Medellín at 7 PM (ET). Later, Colombia and Ecuador will face each other in Barranquilla at 10 PM (ET). Peru, the other member of this group, will have to wait a couple of days to take the field. Here, check out the first games of each national team:
. Brazil vs Venezuela - June 14 at 7 PM (ET).
. Colombia vs Ecuador - June 14 at 10 PM (ET).
. Peru vs Brazil - June 18 at 10 PM (ET).
. Argentina vs Chile - June 13 at 5 PM (ET).
. Paraguay vs Bolivia - June 13 at 8 PM (ET).
. Argentina vs Uruguay - June 17 at 8 PM (ET).
The wait will be over soon, and the prestigious South American tournament will be taking place in a few months. Iconic cities will host these attractive matches, giving the Copa America interesting cultural background asides from the sport's activity.