You can watch Argentina Vs Colombia via beIN CONNECT
Argentina will kick-start their 2019 Copa America campaign with a stern test when they face off against Colombia under new boss Carlos Queiroz. You will be able to follow all the action from the Itaipava Fonte Nova Arena, via beIN CONNECT.
La Albiceleste has been perennial nearly men in the Copa America in recent additions, finishing second to Chile in the 2015 & 2016 tournaments. Now, the pressure will be on Argentina and their talismanic captain Lionel Messi to deliver a first continental crown since 1993.
In team news, Lionel Scaloni will have a couple of calls to make ahead of his first competitive game in charge of the side. Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso is likely to get the nod in central midfield, Marcos Acuna of Sporting should be named ahead of Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico at right back. Lionel Messi is expected to lead the line alongside Sergio Aguero.
Argentina Predicted Team
Armani; Saravia, Otamendi, Pezzella, Acuna; Rodriguez, Paredes; Lo Celso, Messi, Di Maria; Aguero
As for Colombia, they are under the leadership of a new coach in Carlos Queiroz, and it will be interesting to see how the Portuguese boss sets up Los Cafeteros after just four friendly games in charge of the side.
Colombia is also blessed with plenty of attacking talent, with Falcao, James Rodrigez and Juan Cudardro all likely to play some part against Argentina. However, many of these stars are no spring chickens, and it could very well be their last chance of continental glory. Thankfully Colombia has some happy memories of their last tournament on Brazilian soil, reaching the quarterfinals of the 2016 World Cup.
In team news, David Ospina is likely to start in goal. There is also an all Premier League defensive partnership in the offing with Davidson Sanchez of Tottenham starting alongside Yerry Mina of Everton. Perhaps the biggest dilemma for Queiroz will be in attack with inform Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata battling it out with Falcao for a starting place.
Colombia Predicted Team
Ospina; Arias, Sanchez, Mina, Tesillo; Cuadrado, Barrios, Uribe; Rodriguez, Falcao, Muriel
It promises to be a fascinating encounter, as Argentina open up their Copa America campaign against Colombia. You can follow all the action via beIN CONNECT.