Messi and the Argentina team are forecast to face many big challenges in 2024, with the goal of successfully defending the Copa America championship and taking first place in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in South America.Messi and the Argentina team continued their historic victory of winning the 2022 World Cup, playing extremely impressively in 2023 with 9 wins in 10 matches (losing only 1 to the Uruguay team with a score of 0-2). ). Coach Lionel Scaloni’s team ended the year ranked No. 1 on the FIFA rankings, topping the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in South America.”However, to repeat this in 2024 is a tough challenge. The Argentine team and famous player Messi are both under great pressure to maintain their current success. In particular, their is highly appreciated for its ability to successfully defend the Copa America championship (taking place in the United States from June 20 to July 14), in the context that rival team Brazil has declined and still does not have a new coach. This is opportunity, but also a challenge that is not easy to overcome”, AS newspaper (Spain) assessed.
The goal of defending the Copa America championship is also a premise for the Argentine team to maintain stability with coach Lionel Scaloni and famous player Messi playing until the 2026 World Cup.
During the upcoming FIFA Days in March, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) will organize 2 friendly matches to start a new journey in 2024, with 1 match against the Nigerian team and the remaining match waiting to determine the opponent. defense.At the 2024 Copa America tournament, the Argentine team is the defending champion, in the number 1 seed group, drawn into Group A, which is evaluated favorably with lower opponents such as Peru, Chile and the winner of the pair. CONCACAF play-off match in March between Canada or Trinidad & Tobago.
The winner of the pair Canada or Trinidad & Tobago will also play the opening match of the 2024 Copa America tournament against Argentina on June 20 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta City. In the remaining two matches in the group stage, the Argentina team faces Chile on June 25 and Peru on June 29. If they reach the final (which takes place on July 14), Argentina can meet Uruguay or Brazil.After Copa America 2024, the Argentina team’s goal is to continue to maintain the top spot in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in South America, and will compete again from September with matches against Chile and Colombia. In October, the Argentina team meets Venezuela and Bolivia, and in November there are meetings with the Paraguay team and Peru.
“In addition to the goal of the Argentine team, which is to continue maintaining its current success, famous player Messi also has to focus on the MLS (USA) season with Inter Miami Club starting in February.