USA To Play Lionel Messi’s Argentina In Copa America 2016 Semifinal

The United States will take on Argentina, the No. 1 team in the FIFA world rankings, in the semifinal of the 2016 Copa America Centenario.

USA vs. Argentina is set for Tuesday, June 21, at NRG Stadium in Houston. Kickoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET.

The U.S. beat Ecuador in the quarterfinals Thursday night in Seattle, while Argentina defeated Venezuela to reach the semis.

Argentina is the highest-scoring team in the tournament with 14 goals through four matches. They’ve only given up two goals.

The Argentina attack is led by world-class forward Lionel Messi, who has a tournament-leading four goals, and two assists. He’ll provide plenty of challenges for the U.S. defense and goalkeeper Brad Guzan.

Thumbnail photo via Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports Images

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