The Copa America 2016 competition will continue on Saturday in the United States. U.S. and Colombia started the Copa America Centenario festivities on Friday in California, where the host country took a humbling 2-0 loss in front of their countrymen.
Brazil vs. Ecuador
Brazil, who are one of the favorites to win the special tournament, will begin their title chase against Ecuador at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. The Brazil vs. Ecuador match will start at 10 p.m. ET.
Brazil will be playing in the tournament without their biggest star, Neymar, who decided to skip the Copa America Centenario to keep himself fresh for the 2016 Rio Olympics. But while Neymar will sit out, along with Kaka and Douglas Costa, Brazil coach Dunga remains confident they can win the title this year.
However, the Brazilian squad will be facing tall odds in their tournament opener, as they will be going up against the current leaders in the South American World Cup qualifying tournament. Ecuador have already scored big wins against Argentina and Uruguay late last year, Goal reported.
Costa Rica vs. Paraguay
Costa Rica and Paraguay will also make their debut in the tournament at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The Costa Rica vs. Paraguay match will kick off at 5 p.m. ET.
Costa Rica are considered one of the dark horses in the tournament, but their players will have to step up, as ESPN confirmed goalkeeper Keylor Navas will not play in the Copa America Centenario. Los Ticos are in good form heading into the match, having won seven of their last 10 matches.
Paraguay, on the other hand, will look to discover their form in the special edition of the Copa America. The 2015 Copa America semifinalists have lost in five of their last six matches, but defender Fabian Balbuena still likes their chances of winning the title this year.
Copa America 2016 TV Schedule & Live Stream
The Costa Rica vs. Paraguay group match will be shown live on FOX Network, while the Brazil vs. Ecuador game will be available on Fox Sports 1. Both games will be streamed online on Fox Sports Go and Fox Soccer 2GO. More TV schedule and live stream information are available on Live Soccer TV.