Chile, Argentina to meet in Copa America group stage

Chile was crowned champion of the prestigious tournament for the first time after its penalty shoot-out win over Argentina in Santiago last July.

Lionel Messi - cropped

Argentina forward Lionel Messi removes his runners-up medal after the Copa America 2015 final.

Argentina has been drawn to face Chile in the group stages of the Copa America Centenario, in a repeat of last year's final.

Chile was crowned champion of the prestigious tournament for the first time after its penalty shoot-out win in Santiago last July. It will meet Argentina much earlier in this year's edition, to be hosted in the United States and outside of South America for the first time.

Things have changed at Chile since that success, with Jorge Sampaoli departing and replaced by Juan Antonio Pizzi as head coach. Joining the Chileans in Group D are Panama and Bolivia.

Brazil was given a far kinder draw and is set to face Ecuador, Haiti and Peru in Group B. The eight-time champion last lifted the trophy in 2007, but Dunga will fancy their chances of topping what appears a straightforward group.

Also content would be Uruguay, who will face Mexico, Jamaica and Venezuela in Group C.

Host USA was given a far more difficult task in Group A and will take on Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay.

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

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