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Argentina fans at the Copa América 2024

With their team the current reigning champions of the competition, having beat their rivals Brazil in the final of the 2021 instalment of the tournament, Argentina fans at the Copa America this summer will be full of confidence.

Here is everything you need to know about the fanbase heading into the competition, and what to expect from them throughout.

A guide to Argentina fans at the Copa América

Argentina fans at the Copa América
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Expect plenty of Argentina fans at the Copa America 2024

With reports suggesting that over 1 million tickets have so far been sold for the tournament, which kicks off on 20 June, it is an event which clearly has a lot of interest.

Given the country's size, iconic status and star players such as Lionel Messi, it should be no surprise to learn that a large proportion of those tickets have been sold to Argentina supporters.

Messi's move to the MLS, which as been followed by the arrival of other Argentinian legends like Angel Di Maria, has also led to an increased interest in the nation from neutral football fans in North America – the hosting region of the tournament.

Tournaments such as these are famously unpredictable, but there appears to be one certain this time round – there will be plenty of Argentina fans at the Copa America.

Justified confidence from Argentina fans at the Copa America

Not only will there be a massive number of Argentina fans in the US, but the entire fanbase will also be full of confidence and will be expecting their side to secure back-to-back triumphs in the competition.

Since 2021, La Albiceleste have won both the Copa America and the 2022 Qatar World Cup – confirming their status as not just the best side in their continent, but the entire world.

Arguably much more important than their previous achievements, is the incredible squad that Lionel Scaloni will have at his disposal for the tournament.

Players such as Emiliano Martinez and Cristian Romero will ensure the side have a solid defensive structure, whilst attacking stars in the form of Messi, Lautaro Martinez and Julien Alvarez all but guarantee goals.

Therefore, Argentina fans will rightly believe they are the favourites for the coveted trophy, and as a result, will likely be confident and a very noisy outfit in the stands.

Award-winning fanbase

Argentina fans celebrate 2022 Qatar World Cup final win
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If that wasn't already enough accolades to boast about, Argentina also possesses an award-winning fanbase – yes it really is a thing.

After their side's triumph in the 2022 World Cup, Argentina supporters were awarded with the FIFA Fan Award in recognition of their incredible support for their team throughout the tournament.

Specifically, FIFA highlighted the vast number of their fans that travelled to Qatar via a statement released by the governing body.

Lionel Messi also praised the support his side received in the first-ever winter World Cup, stating: “We showed once again that when Argentines fight together and are united, we are capable of achieving what we set out to do.

“I think there's this bond that we have, this union, which is something beautiful. It's unbelievable what the fans transmit – the passion, their energy, their joy and we're very thankful. It's unbelievable.”

The famous ‘Muchachos' song

It is virtually impossible to write a guide on what to expect from Argentina fans at the Copa America without at least touching on the fanbase's famous ‘Muchachos' song.

The tune, which is a modern remake of the original, hails the past and present of Argentina in the form of their two most iconic footballers of all time – Diego Maradona and of course Lionel Messi.

As Argentina continued to advance through the 2022 World Cup, the anthem became more and more popular, with players and coaches joining in with fans at the end of matches.

Expect to hear the song echoing around the stadiums at the Copa America whenever Argentina are playing.