Lionel Messi and co. will look to go atop Group A while Uruguay start their Copa America 2021 campaign…
Argentina face Uruguay in the second fixture in the Copa America 2021 at the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia.
La Albiceleste and Chile played out a 1-1 draw in Rio de Janeiro where Lionel Messi’s first half lead through a wonderful free-kick was cancelled by Eduardo Vargas after the break.
Uruguay had a bye week in the first round.
Here’s how to watch Argentina vs Uruguay in India.
- What time is Argentina vs Uruguay?
- How to watch on TV & live stream in India
- Argentina vs Uruguay: Team news & stats
|Game||Argentina vs Uruguay|
|Date||Saturday, June 19|
In India, the Copa America 2021 will be broadcast live on the Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN). It will be livestreamed on the SonyLIV app.
|TV channels||Online stream|
|Sony Ten 2 SD & HD||SonyLIV, Jio TV|
Commentary will also be available in vernacular languages across India.
|Malayalam & Bengali TV channels||Tamil & Telugu TV channels|
|Sony Six SD & HD||Sony Ten 4 SD & HD|
It will be interesting to see whether Agrentina boss Lionel Scaloni would opt to pair Lionel Messi with Lautaro Martinez or Sergio Aguero against Uruguay. Martinez hasn’t had the best start to Copa America this time and there is a possibility of Aguero pairing up with Messi upfront. Another dilemma facing Scaloni would be to bring back Cristian Romero into the starting line-up and drop Lucas Martinez. If he decides to play three centre-backs then Nicolas Tagliafico might miss out on a starting berth.
Uruguay would continue to rely on star strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, who have been in sublime form for Atletico Madrid and Manchester United respectively.
Suarez observed,”They (Argentina) are very strong up front but I can also make use of the frailties that every team has. With Leo (Messi) I have a friendship,” said the 34-year-old. “But, obviously, on the pitch there is no friendship. It’s the same as when I had to face him playing against Barcelona and against Argentina.”
- Argentina come into the game against Uruguay on the back of three draws.
- Uruguay too haven’t been in great form either having drawn their last two outings.
- Lionel Messi has scored 73 international goals and is Argentina’s record goal-scorer having overtaken Gabriel Batistuta.