Copa América 2024: Team guide and odds to win for all 16 sides

Group A

La Albiceleste, or Argentina, are the clear favorites in Group A. They are led by the legendary Lionel Messi, who intends for this to be his last major tournament with Argentina. Argentina also boasts other elite talents such as Ángel Di Maria and Rodrigo De Paul in midfield, with Julian Alvarez and Lautaro Martinez leading the line. La Albiceleste is in the easier half of the bracket, and it would take a major upset for them not to reach the final.

Canada is a team on the rise, particularly after recently hiring American Jesse Marsch as their new manager. Canada has a number of exciting talents, such as Tajon Buchanan, Alphonso Davies, and Jonathan David. This tournament represents a big step up in competition for Canada, and it would be a major surprise if they were to advance out of the group stage.

Chile is a historically strong team in the Copa América but is in a bit of a rut. They have not been at their best lately and have not qualified for the last two World Cups. A majority of their squad plays in Chile, Argentina, or Mexico, which contributes to a lack of cohesion and chemistry. Chile will be led by Eugenio Mena in defense, and Eduardo Vargas up front.

Peru is in the toughest spot of the four teams in Group A. They have a relatively weak squad and have not performed well on the international stage in recent years. Peru does not have any players who are regulars for elite European clubs. They also have a new manager who was only hired in May. Peru will be competitive against Chile, but they are likely to finish at the bottom of the group.

Group B

Ecuador is the favorite to advance from Group B, which includes Venezuela, Jamaica, and Mexico. Ecuador is led by midfielder Moisés Caicedo, who plays for English side Brighton & Hove Albion. Caicedo is a talented playmaker who is the heartbeat of the team. Ecuador also features a number of other interesting young players, such as Piero Hincapi&eacute, Pervis Estupi&eacute, and Jeremy Sarmiento.

Venezuela is led by veteran striker Salomon Rondon, who plays for Arsenal in the English Premier League. He will be accompanied up front byHighly rated midfielder Eduardo Sosa, who plays for Benfica in Portugal, is only 20 years old, and already has 31 international caps for Venezuela. This will be Venezuela's first major tournament under new manager Félix Sosa Bas, and it will be a major upset if they were to advance from the group stage.

Jamaica is ranked higher than Venezuela and Ecuador in the FIFA rankings, but they are still massive underdogs to advance from Group B. They will be led by Michail Antonio, who plays for West Ham United in the Premier League. Jamaica also features a number of players who play in the lower leagues of England, such as Damion Lowe, Adrian Mariappa, and Liam Moore.

Mexico is the other big team in Group B. They are led by manager Gerardo Martino and a roster of talented players. Santiago Gimenez is a star striker who plays for Inter Milan in Italy, and Hirving Lozano is a talented winger who plays for Napoli in Italy. Mexico is one of the favorites to win the entire tournament, and it would be a major upset if they did not advance from Group B.

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