Argentina will play two World Cup qualifying matches in June before the start of the Copa America.
It was announced earlier today that two rounds of South American World Cup qualifiers will be played in June. With the pandemic postponing the World Cup qualifying matches in March, CONMEBOL had not stated when the qualifiers would be played.
Originally, Lionel Scaloni’s team were set to play Uruguay and Brazil in the two biggest clashes in South America in March but that has been delayed until the end of the year. Argentina’s matches in June will not be against their eternal rivals but instead they will face Chile and Colombia. Scaloni’s squad will play those two teams before starting their Copa America campaign. Here are the dates and matches for Argentina in June’s World Cup qualifiers:
June 3 vs. Chile at home, World Cup qualifier
June 8 vs. Colombia away, World Cup qualifier
June 13 vs. Chile, Copa America
It’s going to be three matches in 10 days for Argentina, two of those matches against Chile as they start the Copa America.
Here is the calendar for the rest of the World Cup qualifiers this year:
Versus Venezuela away, Brazil away, Bolivia at home
October: Paraguay away, Uruguay at home, Peru at home
November: Uruguay away, Brazil at home