Canada will make its Copa America debut when it takes on reigning world champion Argentina in Atlanta on June 20. The Canadians, with odds of +8500 to win the tournament, can then look forward to subsequent group stage games against Chile and Peru, which will provide a stern test of their mettle.

A team featuring Alphonso Davies, Jonathan David, Cyle Larin, Tajon Buchanan and Stephen Eustáquio can cause problems for any opponent, so it will be intriguing to see how the Canadians perform this summer. Below, we cover Canada’s 2024 Copa America odds, schedule, and key players.

Canada’s odds to win the 2024 Copa America

Sportsbooks are offering odds of on Canada to win Copa America, which implies a low probability of success. The sportsbooks do not expect the Canadians to reach the knockout stage of the tournament.

However, this team has often defied expectations in recent years. Canada finished atop the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying group in 2022 after securing morale-boosting victories over the USMNT and Mexico. Its best players are performing at a high level for major European clubs such as Bayern Munich, Lille, and Inter Milan, so all hope is not lost for Canadian soccer fans.

Canada vs. Argentina odds & lines

Other ways to bet on Canada

Betting is available on every Copa America game featuring Canada. You can browse hundreds of pre-game markets, and there will be loads of live betting options throughout each game too. These are some of the key Copa America betting options:

Moneyline

A simple wager on the result of a game featuring Canada. For example, sportsbooks are offering on Argentina to beat Canada in the opening match of the tournament. Canada is a underdog, which means a $100 wager would generate a fairly large profit if successful.

Handicap (spread)

One team will receive a handicap, and you can predict which side will cover, just like the puck line for an NHL game or the point spread for an NBA game. There are lots of handicap lines to choose from. Here is one example of a line from bet365 on Canada’s opening game:

If you think Canada will win, draw, or only lose by a single goal, you can bet on Canada to cover. However, if you fear the team will struggle against the world champion, you can back Argentina to win by two or more goals.

Total goals

Another simple bet on the total number of goals both teams will combine for. You can bet over/under 0.5 goals, 1.5 goals, 2.5 goals, and so on. Bets on the exact total are also available, along with team totals and various other options.

Additional betting options

Online sportsbooks will often have more than 200 betting options on a single soccer game. Here are some of the most popular:

There will be lots of additional betting options, too, covering corners, cards, halves, and various other stats. You can combine two or more picks to create same-game parlays if you like.

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Canada’s potential path to victory

Canada needs to finish first or second in Group A to reach the knockout stage of this tournament. That will be a difficult task, as Argentina is the heavy favorite to win the group, and many pundits expect Chile and Peru to battle for the runner-up spot.

If the Canadians manage to finish second in Group A, they will face the winner of Group B in the quarterfinals. Mexico is the favorite to win Group B. Canada beat Mexico 2-1 in the last meeting of the two teams, which took place in Edmonton back in November 2021. It was just 16 degrees at Commonwealth Stadium that evening, which may have helped Canada secure its first victory over El Tri in a World Cup qualifier since 1976.

If Canada wins that game, it could face Argentina in the semifinals. A potential final with Brazil (Group D), Uruguay, Colombia, or the US (Group C) could then await the Canadians.

Canada group stage fixtures

Canada faces a baptism by fire against world champion Argentina in its opening group-stage game at Copa America. The Canadians will then take on Peru in Kansas City, followed by a potentially pivotal clash with Chile in Orlando.

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Pivotal player

Jonathan David is the focal point of Canada’s attack. The 24-year-old Lille forward has scored 26 goals in 46 games for the Canadian national team, and he will be crucial to its chances of success this summer.

He should benefit from strong service, with Alphonso Davies and Tajon Buchanan flying down the wings and Stephen Eustáquio serving as a deep-lying playmaker. David can lead the line or play in a deeper role behind Cyle Larin, but it will be important for him to get in the box as much as possible against Peru and Chile, as he is Canada’s best finisher.

How has Canada performed in the past at Copa America?

This is the first time that Canada has ever received an invite to take part in Copa America. This tournament features the 10 members of CONMEBOL, the South American soccer federation, plus six invited teams.

CONMEBOL recently tied up a strategic partnership with North American counterpart CONCACAF. The agreement allows the top six teams in North America to take part in Copa America this year.

Canada secured a place at the tournament by beating Jamaica in the 2023 CONCACAF Nations League quarterfinals. The two-legged clash finished 4-4 on aggregate, but Canada won on away goals.

Canada: Copa America FAQ

How did Canada qualify for Copa America?

Canada will make its Copa America debut this summer after qualifying as one of the top six teams from North and Central America. The Canadians were the runners-up in the 2023 CONCACAF Nations League, which earned them a place in this tournament.

Where are Canada’s games at Copa America taking place?

Canada’s Copa America campaign will start with a group-stage game against Argentina at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The team will then face Peru at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City and Chile at Inter&Co Stadium in Orlando.

Has the Canadian soccer team ever won a major trophy?

Yes, Canada won the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 1985 and 2000, along with an Olympic gold medal in 1994. The team has qualified for the World Cup on two previous occasions, in 1986 and 2022, but it did not manage to reach the knockout stage of either tournament.

Who is the Canadian manager?

Mauro Biello is currently serving as the interim manager of the Canadian national team. He was handed the temporary role after John Herdman left to take over at Toronto FC in 2023. Biello, who spent five years as Herdman’s assistant, will lead the team into Copa America this summer.