Argentina match schedule 2024: Lionel Messi national football team next games, fixtures as Copa America arrives

Argentina match schedule 2024: Lionel Messi national football team next games, fixtures as Copa America arrives

As reigning champions on both the continental and global stage, 2024 will be an important year for Argentina as they hope to secure one major title and set themselves up to defend the other down the road.

Lionel Messi continues to add milestones and silverware to his legendary career, leading Argentina to new and greater heights almost every time he takes the field.

However, that has built expectations to nearly unmatched heights, and the team will have the weight of trophies on their shoulders as they progress forward in each and every match in the coming year towards the Copa America in the United States.

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With uncertainty at the head coaching position thanks to questions regarding Lionel Scaloni’s future, Argentina enter 2024 with much to gain but also plenty to lose.

Here is a breakdown of their coming games, including warm-up matches for the Copa America and the tournament itself, over the course of 2024.

Argentina match schedule 2024: Fixtures, results

Lionel Messi and Argentina will have their sights set on defending their Copa America title in 2024, as they contest the CONMEBOL championship in the United States this coming summer. Their opponent for the tournament’s opening match will be Canada, and they will follow that up with games against Chile and Peru before navigating the knockout stage en route to what they hope will be a second straight continental title.

Argentina also must continue to navigate a competitive 2026 World Cup qualifying tournament, sitting atop the standings but under pressure from a resurgent Uruguay and Colombia.

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La Albiceleste took on Ecuador and Guatemala in friendlies before raising the curtain on the Copa America on June 20.

Date Competition Match Location
Sat, Mar. 23 International friendly Argentina 3-0 El Salvador Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, PA)
Tue, Mar. 26 International friendly Argentina 3-1 Costa Rica Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA)
Sun, Jun. 9 International Friendly Argentina 1-0 Ecuador Soldier Field
(Chicago, IL)
Fri, Jun. 14 International friendly Guatemala 1-4 Argentina Commanders Field (Landover, MD)
Thu, Jun. 20 2024 Copa America
Group Stage
Argentina vs. Canada (TICKETS) Mercedes-Benz Stadium
(Atlanta, GA)
Tue, Jun. 25 2024 Copa America
Group Stage
Argentina vs. Chile (TICKETS) MetLife Stadium
(East Rutherford, NJ)
Sat, Jun. 29 2024 Copa America
Group Stage
Argentina vs. Peru (TICKETS) Hard Rock Stadium
(Miami, FL)
TBD (Jul. 4/5) 2024 Copa America
(Houston, TX or Arlington, TX)
Tue, Jul. 9 2024 Copa America
TBD (TICKETS) MetLife Stadium
(East Rutherford, NJ)
TBD (Jul. 13/14) 2024 Copa America
Final/3rd Place*
(Miami, FL or Charlotte, NC)
Thu, Sep. 5 2026 World Cup qualifying Argentina vs. Chile TBD
Tue, Sep. 10 2026 World Cup qualifying Colombia vs. Argentina TBD
Thu, Oct. 10 2026 World Cup qualifying Venezuela vs. Argentina TBD
Tue, Oct. 15 2026 World Cup qualifying Argentina vs. Bolivia TBD
Thu, Nov. 14 2026 World Cup qualifying Paraguay vs. Argentina TBD
Tue, Nov. 19 2026 World Cup qualifying Argentina vs. Peru TBD

*If necessary, should Argentina qualify for this stage of competition

Argentina in 2024 Copa America

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Argentina will raise the curtain on the 2024 Copa America in Atlanta with a match against Canada, after the CONCACAF nation emerged from the playoff match against Trinidad and Tobago in March.

They will they travel north to the New York metro area where they will meet Chile, before finishing the group stage in Miami against Peru, where they should have hefty home field advantage.

Fixture Date Venue
Argentina vs. Canada June. 20, 2024 Atlanta, GA (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
Chile vs. Argentina June. 24, 2024 East Rutherford, NJ
(MetLife Stadium)
Argentina vs. Peru June. 29, 2024 Miami, FL
(Hard Rock Stadium)

Argentina Copa America 2024 path to the final

If Argentina progress as group winners, they will face the runners-up from Group B, from which the winners will be paired with the Group B runners-up in the quarterfinals. 

Mexico are the seeded team in Group B, drawn alongside Ecuador, Venezuela, and Jamaica. Should Argentina win Group A, which they will be heavily expected to do so, they will face the runner-up from Group B, which will be one of the harder groups to call.


Date Match Venue
July 3 QF1: Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group B NRG Stadium
July 4 QF2: Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group A AT&T Stadium
July 5 QF3: Winner Group C vs. Runner-up Group D Allegiant Stadium
July 6 QF4: Winner Group D vs. Runner-up Group C State Farm Stadium


Date Match Venue
July 9 Winner QF1 vs. Winner QF2 MetLife Stadium
(East Rutherford)
July 10 Winner QF3 vs. Winner QF4 Bank of America Stadium

Third-place playoff

Date Match Venue
July 13 SF loser vs. SF loser Bank of America Stadium


Date Match Venue
July 14 SF winner vs. SF winner Miami (Hard Rock Stadium)

Argentina in CONMEBOL 2026 World Cup qualifying

Argentina sit atop the World Cup qualifying standings through six matches but suffered their first defeat in over a year when they fell to Uruguay in November of 2023, leaving them looking over their shoulder.

For the 2026 World Cup’s expanded field, the top six teams in CONMEBOL qualification earn automatic qualification to the competition, while the seventh-place finisher advances to the latest iteration of the intercontinental playoffs.

*Updated as of latest matches on November 22, 2023.

Rank Team GP Points W-D-L GF-GA GD Next Game
1. Argentina 6 15 5-0-1 8-2 +6 vs. CHI, Sep 2024
2. Uruguay 6 13 4-1-1 13-5 +8 vs. PAR, Sep 2024
3. Colombia 6 12 3-3-0 6-3 +3 at PER, Sep 2024
4. Venezuela 6 9 2-3-1 6-3 +3 at BOL, Sep 2024
5. Ecuador* 6 8 3-2-1 5-3 +2 at BRA, Sep 2024
6. Brazil 6 7 2-1-3 8-7 +1 vs ECU, Sep 2024
7. Paraguay 6 5 1-2-3 1-3 -2 at URU, Sep 2024
8. Chile 6 5 1-2-3 3-7 -4 at ARG, Sep 2024
9. Bolivia 6 3 1-0-5 4-14 -10 vs VEN, Sep 2024
10. Peru 6 2 0-2-4 1-8 -7 vs COL, Sep 2024

*Ecuador were deducted 3 points by FIFA decree after fielding an ineligible player in a previous qualification cycle.