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Soldier Field to Host 4 Copa America Games Next June

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    Soldier Field to Host 4 Copa America Games Next June
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    For the first time ever, the Copa America soccer tournament will be held in the United States, and Chicago’s Soldier Field will play host to two of the biggest nations involved in the event.

    One of those games will feature the United States’ men’s soccer team, who will play at the historic venue on June 7 in group play.

    The U.S. men have played some memorable games at Soldier Field, including a 1994 World Cup match against Brazil and the 2013 Gold Cup Final against Panama, and this tournament will add to that legacy as the Copa America celebrates its 100th birthday.

    Soldier Field will also host another major soccer power, as Argentina will take the field on June 10.

    Led by Lionel Messi, Argentina is a perennial threat in international competitions, and they’ll likely be considered one of the favorites in this tournament as well.

    The stadium will get two other games as well, with a pool play game on June 5 and one of the two semi-final games of the tournament, which will be contested on June 22.

    The Copa America, which features 16 teams from North and South America, has never been contested outside of South America before, but the United States nabbed hosting rights for the Centenario (100th) edition of the tournament.

    Ticket information and opponents for the United States and Argentina will be revealed at a later date.

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