Watch Argentina vs. Paraguay live stream free in what makes the debut of superstar Lionel Messi at the Copa America hosted in Chile.
Argentina is one of the favorites to advance to the final rounds of the South American championship with Messi as their leader. The Barcelona forward is on fire after winning The Treble — La Liga, Copa del Rey, and UEFA Champions League titles — in an impressive end to the Spanish season.
The World Cup finalists are always a team feared by opponents, and they are motivated to put behind them the devastating loss of the World Cup Final in Brazil last summer. Messi couldn’t bring the biggest trophy in football back to his country, but he will make every effort to bring the Copa America home.
However, the Copa America is riddled with very talented teams including their rivals on Saturday, Paraguay. Messi knows this will be no walk in the park for them, but he is determined to bring some hardware back to Argentina, which has not won a big international tournament in 22-years. He spoke to Short List about Argentina’s chances.
“We’ve had some great teams since we last won a trophy, but have gone too long without winning.
“We came close in Brazil, but the World Cup is behind us now. The objective is to win Copa América.”
When you watch Argentina vs. Paraguay live stream you will see one of the best players in the world in action for the Albiceleste. Messi is regarded by many as the best in the world along with his nemesis, Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.
Argentina will face 2011 runner-up Paraguay in first-round, Group B action from the northern city of La Serena. As 2011 finalists, Paraguay is also considered as one of the top teams to advance to the latter phase of the tournament.
Paraguay captain Roque Santa Cruz has won some trophies while playing for Manchester City, but Paraguay has never won a Copa America. They were very close in 2011, and now they will face-off against one of their fiercest regional rivals.
Even though Messi will be on the pitch, Paraguay is not to be dismissed as they hope to erase the disappointment of four-years-ago.
Watch Argentina vs. Paraguay live stream free to see who can take the lead in Group B here from Estadio La Portada in La Serena.
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