Copa América 2024: The Exact Time You Can Watch Every Game Live in Australia

Copa América 2024: The Exact Time You Can Watch Every Game Live in Australia

It’s an exciting time in the calendar for football fans as the CONCACAF Men’s Copa America has returned for 2024. The major sporting event, which runs every four years, sees teams from the American continent compete against one another for the tournament Copa (cup). If you’re hoping to follow the Copa America 2024 schedule from Australia, here is your guide on what teams are playing, what time kick off will be in Australia and where you can watch it all live at home.

When is the 2024 CONCACAF Men’s Copa America?

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In 2024, the CONCACAF Copa America kicked off on June 21, 2024. The tournament will run through until July 14, which is when we’ll see the Grand Final play out.

Copa America 2024 schedule: What time are the games airing in Australia?

The tournament kicked off on June 21, 2024 at 10:00 am AEST with a game between Argentina and Canada.

In positive news for Aussie football fans, the competition will be airing at a far more desirable time than the EURO 2024, which is playing out in the wee hours here in Australia. Here is a general break down of the game times at the 2024 Men’s Copa America.

First couple of games kick off at 10:00 am AEST. From this point on, most days will have two games played, with times structured as follows:

  • Game 1: 8:00 am AEST
  • Game 2: 10:00 am or 11:00 am AEST

See more on the full schedule here.

Where can I watch the Copa America in Australia?

Like many major sporting tournaments, the Copa America is an event that you’ll need to pay to watch in Australia (sigh). Unless you’re catching games live in the wee hours at a sports bar or your mate’s place, you’ll need to sign up for an Optus Sport membership to watch this one.

Certain Optus customers can access a subscription for only $6.99 per month, but others will need to fork out $24.99 per month or $199 for an annual plan.

Where is the event being held?

The 2024 Men’s Copa America is being hosted by the United States, with the first leg of the tournament beginning in Atlanta. Get ready for some early start times, Australia.

2024 Copa America: Which teams are playing?

Now, onto the fun stuff. Which teams will be competing in the 2024 Copa America?

In total, 16 teams are preparing to play in the major football tournament, spanning across Central, South and North America. Those are:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • The United States
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Perú
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

There will be 32 matches to watch across the entire tournament.

2024 Copa America group table rankings

There are 16 teams battling it out in the 2024 Copa America competition, those have been split into the following groups. Below, we’ll keep track of the positioning of the Copa teams as they play through the group stage.

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

Who won the last tournament?

Argentina is the most recent winner of the Copa America men’s tournament (like the World Cup). They defeated Brazil in the 2021 final, so Brazil is likely looking to prove themselves this time around.

Looking at the history of the tournament, Uruguay and Argentina have won the most titles overall.

Lead Image Credit: Photo Thiago Ribeiro/NurPhoto via Getty Images and Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images

This article has been updated since its original publish date.

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