Copa America 2021 is looming around, and Bolivia will make their debut soon. César Farías' boys were grouped in a tough zone alongside Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay, but they'll try to fight for a place between the best four to advance in the tournament.
La Verde have frequently struggled in the tough South American soccer, in which they usually run from behind in every World Cup Qualifiers and Copa America contests. However, they tasted continental glory once, and they'll always hope to repeat such a feat.
Bolivia have been off the pitch for a long while due to the pandemic outbreak and their beginning of the road towards Qatar 2022 haven't begun well, but they'll try to get off to a better start in the upcoming tournament. As the competition will kick off soon, let's take a look at the date, time, and venue for Bolivia's first game in Copa America 2021.
When will Bolivia's first game in Copa America 2021 be played?
On the second day of Copa America 2021, Bolivia will be playing against Paraguay to conclude Group A Matchday 1 action. These two have met not long ago in a game for the World Cup Qualifying.
That time they've drawn 2-2 as Marcelo Morelo Martins and Boris Céspedes almost gave their team the three points. However, the last time they've clashed in a Copa America game was in 1999. Throughout history, La Verde have struggled against La Albirroja, as they won 15 times, while Paraguay did it in 34 games, and they tied in 17 matches.
Where will Bolivia play their first match of the Copa America 2021?
Bolivia's debut in Copa America 2021 against Paraguay will take part at Estadio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico Teixeira in Goiânia. Before this duel, Argentina and Chile will kick off the group's action in Río de Janeiro.
Home of local team Goias, this is the smallest stadium of Copa America 2021 with a capacity of 13,500 spectators. Nonetheless, it will be played behind closed doors so it won't make much difference. Moreover, this will be the most significant fixture to be played there after the 2019 U17 World Cup.
At what time will Bolivia make their Copa America 2021 debut?
Bolivia and Paraguay will square off on Monday, June 14, at 8:00 PM (ET). They will close the second day of Copa America 2021 concluding Matchday 1. Here, check out the kickoff time by State in the US:
ET: 8:00 PM
CT: 7:00 PM
MT: 6:00 PM
PT: 5:00 PM