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Argentina vs Canada: Preview, predictions, lineups

Lionel Messi

The first Copa America 2024 semi-final is a group stage rematch between Argentina and Canada, and La Albiceleste could make their second consecutive Copa America final with a victory.

Argentina remain unbeaten at Copa America 2024 despite a late-game equalizer from Ecuador in the quarter-finals. Lionel Messi’s failed panenka in the penalty shootout could have sent the reigning champions home, but Emiliano Martinez made two crucial saves that punched La Albiceleste’s ticket to the semi-finals. Now, they must face Canada, a team they already defeated 2-0 in the Copa America group stage, on July 9.

Canada will need a better result against Argentina this time around if the CONCACAF team has any hope of making the final in their first ever Copa America appearance. The Reds have scored just two goals in their last six matches, but after their penalty shootout victory over Venezuela in the quarter-finals, they have a new sense of belief under Jesse Marsch.

Here’s 90min’s guide to Argentina vs Canada at Copa America 2024.

Argentina vs Canada H2H record

Current form (all competitions)



Argentina 1-1 Ecuador (4-2 pens) – July 4, 2024

Venezuela 1-1 Canada (3-4 pens) – July 5, 2024

Argentina 2-0 Peru – June 29, 2024

Canada 0-0 Chile – June 29, 2024

Chile 0-1 Argentina – June 25, 2024

Peru 0-1 Canada – June 25, 2024

Argentina 2-0 Canada – June 20, 2024

Argentina 2-0 Canada – June 20, 2024

Argentina 4-1 Guatemala – June 14, 2024

France 0-0 Canada – June 9, 2024


TV channel/live stream

United States

FS1, TUDN, Univision, Fox Sports App, Fubo

United Kingdom

Premier Sports 1



Lionel Messi

Messi will start for Argentina against Canada. / Buda Mendes/GettyImages

It is no secret that Argentina looked lackluster at best against Ecuador in the quarter-finals. Lionel Scaloni made several changes to his traditional starting XI, and they did not pay off. Although the manager has everyone available, including Lionel Messi who recovered from a minor groin injury, expect Scaloni to revert to his winning XI that easily took down Jesse Marsch’s squad in the group stage.

Argentina predicted lineup vs Canada (4-3-3): E. Martínez; Molina, Romero, Li. Martinez, Tagliafico; De Paul, Paredes, Mac Allister; Di Maria, Messi, Alvarez

Jacob Shaffelburg

Tajon Buchanan will miss the rest of Copa America 2024. / Buda Mendes/GettyImages

Canada will still be without Tajon Buchanan against Argentina; the Inter Milan man broke his tibia in training ahead of the quarter-finals. Jesse Marsch’s decision to start Jacob…

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