Copa America 2024: What hype will Mexico and the USA be in?

the Copa America 2024 It began to take shape little by little, as the draw that would determine the course of the 16 participating teams generated high expectations and one surprise or another because of the pots in which they were placed, especially Mexico And United State.

The lottery, which will be held at the James L. Knight in Miami on December 7, in four bowls, each consisting of four teams, taking into account that the two CONCACAF representatives will be seeded.

Mexico and the United States are in the lead

Mexico and the United States, which earned direct passes to CONMEBOL after qualifying for the UN League Final Four, will be part of Pot 1 alongside powers Argentina and Brazil.

Mexican national team (Photo: X @miseleccionmx)

Meanwhile, in the second pot we will see teams from Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The third level consists of Chile, Venezuela, Panama and Paraguay. While the fourth level will include Jamaica and Bolivia, the winner of the Canada vs. Trinidad and Tobago match, and the winner of Honduras vs. Costa Rica.

The history of “Al Tri” and the United States of America in Copa America

Both teams know exactly what it means to measure themselves against the best teams in South America, being invited teams who have produced some amazing performances that no one imagined they would achieve.

The Mexican national team is the most frequent guest in the Copa America, having participated in 10 participations in its history since Ecuador 1993, where it achieved its best performance with the Colombia 2001 edition, where it reached the final on both occasions, losing to Argentina. (1-2) and Colombia (0-1) respectively.

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Since then, the Aztecs have achieved three third-place finishes (Bolivia 1997, Paraguay 1999, Venezuela 2007); While in the last editions, they left a bitter taste by occupying last place in their group in Argentina 2011 and Chile 2015; In addition to their 7-0 thrashing against La Roja in the USA 2016.

On the other hand, the Stars and Stripes team excelled in four editions of the Copa America (1993, 1995, 2007 and 2016), adding two fourth-place finishes in 1995, highlighted by their victory over Mexico in the quarter-finals, and in the 2016 edition in which They hosted her.

It should be noted that in 1993 with one point and in 2007 they suffered three setbacks, remaining in the group stage as their worst participation.

The 48th edition of the longest national team championship will begin on June 20, 2024 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, with the final match being held on July 14 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

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