The group-stage draws are set for the 2024 Copa America (includes video story)

On Thursday, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Copa America drawing took place at the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami, defining the group stages of 14 national teams.

CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez and the Confederation of North, Central America and, Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) president Victor Montagliani began the ceremony with introductory speeches.

The two organizations sponsor the Cop America, which is the largest and oldest continous professional tournament in the hemisphere, will take place from June 20 to July 14. 

“This is a testament to the work done by the two confederations,” Montagliani said. “When fútbol comes together…the sport always wins.”

The drawing resulted many interesting matchups. The U.S. team will play Bolivia, Panama, and Uruguay. Argentina will play Peru in a group game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Uruguay versus Panama will also be played in Miami.

Two groups are still being finalized. Four CONCACAF teams, including Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, will compete for the two positions in those groups.

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Tomas Horcada is a junior Digital TV + Broadcasting student at Florida International University. He was raised and born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, until 2017 when he moved to Weston, Florida. He loves his home country Argentina, but his biggest passion is soccer. His dream is to become a Soccer Journalist, and get to cover the biggest event in the world of sports, The FIFA World Cup.