The Colombia national team wants to prove that they can sit at the table with Brazil and Argentina. After losing their co-hosting rights, Los Cafeteros will seek the ultimate continental prize once again in La Verde-amarela's territory, hoping to take the hosts' crown away from them.
This will be the 47th edition of a competition that dates back decades, and Reinaldo Rueda wants to lead his side back to the glory days. Colombia haven't achieved good results in the last editions, which is why they'll try to change that trend in the upcoming tournament.
It's been nearly two decades since Colombia won its first - and only - official title, but they have plenty of confidence in this combination of youth and experience to finally put an end to their drought and go back to the top of the continent.
When will Colombia's first game in Copa America 2021 be played?
In their opening game of the Copa America 2021, Colombia and Ecuador will wrap up the action for Group B. Needless to say, these two foes are pretty familiar to each other, as they've been lifelong rivals at the continental level.
Moreover, this will be a must-win matchup for veteran coach Reinaldo Rueda and the Cafeteros, who will later have to face off with Venezuela and Peru before meeting vs. Brazil and Bolivia.
Where will Colombia play their first match of the Copa America 2021?
Colombia's first game of the Copa America 2021 to be played between Colombia and Ecuador is going to be played at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá, an attractive venue that was built for the 2014 World Cup.
At what time will Colombia make their Copa America 2021 debut?
Colombia and Ecuador will square off on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 8:00 PM (ET), 7:00 PM (CT), 6:00 PM (MT), and 5:00 PM (PT), rounding up the first day of the continental competition.