With the domestic leagues beginning to wrap up and the summer just on the horizon, Copa America is due to start in a little less than a month. Preliminary squads are starting to be announced from the federations and will quickly be finalized before the start of the tournament. Before the tournament kicks off we’re bringing you our predictions of one of the biggest tournaments of the summer.

Group A – Argentina, Peru, Chile, Canada

Argentina has released their 29-player preliminary squad but we can assume the final roster is going to be incredibly similar to the team that won the World Cup, and why wouldn’t it be. Canada has yet to announce their squad, and it will be interesting to see what new manager Jesse Marsch decides to do with this team. There is talent there for sure, but figuring out how to utilize it correctly could prove to be difficult especially in a group that has the likes of Argentina and Chile, but Canada is used to being the underdog. Chile announced a provisional squad of 55 players with much of the old guard like Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal, Gary Medel, and Claudio Bravo making it. Chilean coach Ricardo Gareca will have some serious decisions to make after naming such a large provisional squad, but Chile has the potential to raise some eyebrows this summer. Peru are a bit interesting, they still have national talisman Paolo Guerrero leading the line at age 40. With much of their squad playing in the Peruvian top flight we could see some surprises from this Peru team as well. This group is definitely going to be a battle for second place.

Group B – Venezuela, Mexico, Jamaica, Ecuador

Venezuela may not be known as a footballing powerhouse, but they are certainly look to make their name known in the tournament. Ecuador has fielded some good teams in the past, but with their past prowess be enough to run the table in the present? Mexico are shaping up to be the clear favorites in this group, but with poor performance and a tumultuous couple years after the World Cup it may not be a clear cut victory for El Tri. On the attack Jamaica has prove that they can be deadly, with Leon Bailey and Demarai Gray on the wings, but their defense has not been something that stopped power house teams in the past.

Group C – United States, Bolivia, Panama, Uruguay

Could this be the year that the United States asserts their dominance in global football? With a strong roster and aspirations to bring home their first ever Copa America trophy the magic is definitely in the air. However, losing power players like Sergino Dest could be the downfall of this strong young American team. Uruguay may have slipped from the top of football’s leader board but with insane young and old talent like Darwin Nunez and Ronald Araujo, this could be the resurgence they truly need. Bolivia are looking to climb up the football food chain this tournament and upsets over the USA and Uruguay would certainly make their name known across the football world. Panama has been the United States’ cryptonite for years and a good showing in Group C is certainly in the cards for them. If Panama can bounce past the United States the group is definitely there for the taking.

Group D – Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay

Shaping up to be one of the most exciting groups of the tournament, there is a lot to be said about each of the four teams in Group D. Without a doubt Brazil is one of the most decorated teams in this group and tournament, but without star Neymar Jr. and the exclusion of several star players, will this Brazil team be good enough to dominate the group? Colombia has some serious game changers in their lineup, but they are one of the last teams in the tournament to even release a provisional roster. This leaves the world questioning if this Colombia team is prepped to take down the titans of their group. After a rocky 2023, Costa Rica has come back in 2024 with vengeance and look to bring in their wealth of young talent that has been making waves across the globe. Looking for revenge after their loss in November to Colombia, Paraguay is shaping up and ready to come out hot. The Paraguayan side will need to lean heavily on star Miguel Almiron if they want to make it past the group stages.