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Copa America 2024 USA Opening Ceremony: when is it, what time is it and where to watch on TV?

We are on the brink of the 48th edition of Copa America 2024, the continent’s premier national football tournament, which marks a historic occasion.

This is because it’s been jointly organized by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) and the North, Central American and Caribbean Football Confederation (Concacaf) for only the second time in its history.

This edition will feature 16 teams, including the regular 10 from Conmebol and six representatives from Concacaf, including host nation United States.

The tournament serves as a precursor to the 2026 World Cup, hosted by Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

The participating teams are:


  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Uruguay
  • Colombia
  • Venezuela
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Chile
  • Paraguay
  • Bolivia


  • Panama
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Jamaica
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica

The teams are divided into four groups:

  • Group A: Argentina, Peru, Chile, Canada
  • Group B: Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, Jamaica
  • Group C: United States, Uruguay, Panama, Bolivia
  • Group D: Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Costa Rica

Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, are the defending champions after their triumph in Brazil in 2021.

What day is the opening of the Copa America 2024?

The tournament kicks off on Thursday 20 June at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, the renowned home of the NFL’s Falcons.

With a seating capacity of 71,000, the stadium has hosted prestigious American sporting events such as Super Bowl LIII and the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2018.

What time does the opening ceremony of the Copa America 2024 start?

The opening ceremony commences at 18:00 ET/15:00 PT, followed by the inaugural match featuring defending champions Argentina against Canada in Group A action.

Where can I watch the Copa America 2024 opening ceremony?

For viewers in the USA, the opening ceremony can be watched on:

  • Fox Sports (English)
  • Univision (Spanish)
  • TUDN (Spanish)
  • UniMas (Spanish)

Streaming options include:

Don’t miss out on the electrifying start to Copa America 2024, set against the backdrop of one of America’s most iconic stadiums.


Last modified: 22 June 2024