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Clint Dempsey scored for USA in the quarter-final against Ecuador Getty

USA take on Argentina in the 2016 Copa America Centenario's first semi-final clash at Reliant Stadium, Houston on Tuesday, 21 June.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 2am BST (on Wednesday). Premier Sports will provide live coverage in the United Kingdom.


Host nation USA are one win away from making it to the final of the 2016 Copa America. They take on Argentina in the first semi-final of the tournament on Tuesday and the winner of the clash will face either Colombia or Chile in the final on 26 June.

USA sealed a place in the last four after their 2-1 victory over Ecuador in the first quarter-final. Clint Dempsey and Gyasi Zardes' goals in the first and the second halves were sufficient for USA to progress to the semi-final.

Argentina, on the other hand, cruised to the semi-final after their 4-1 comfortable victory over Venezuela. Two goals from Gonzala Higuain and a goal and two assists from Lionel Messi were enough for them to register a victory in the quarter-final.

They are the only side in the tournament to have a 100% win record and would be looking to extend that, when they face USA.


  • Argentina to win

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • USA to win: 7
  • Draw: 7/2
  • Argentina to win: 1/2

Team News


Possible XI: Guzan; Johnson, Cameron, Brooks, Yedlin; Kitchen, Bradley, Beckerman, Zardes; Zusi, Dempsey


Possible XI: Romero; Rojo, Funes Mori, Otamendi, Mercado; Mascherano, Banega, Fernandez; Di Maria, Messi, Higuain.