Copa America will celebrate 100 years this year and for the first time in the history of the tournament, the United States will be hosting the tournament. With just two more days to go for the kick-off, the teams are gearing up for the tournament.
There will 16 teams who will be fighting for that coveted trophy. These teams are divided into four groups with four nations in each. Only the top two teams from each group will progress to the quarter-finals of the tournament.
Here, we are going to throw some light on Group C of Copa America 2016, which have Mexico, Uruguay, Venezuela and Jamaica. This will surely be an entertaining group. As one would peg Mexico and Uruguay to qualify for the knockout round, but one must not forget about Venezuela and Jamica.
Mexico: El Tri (as they are popularly known as) are the most in-form team entering Copa America 2016. Mexico are on an 11-game unbeaten run. They have also won eight games in a row and are yet to concede a goal under the watchful guidance of their coach Juan Carlos Osorio in the last five matches. Mexico have plenty of options in all the positions and Javier Hernandez will be like the icing on the cake. Mexico's three home fixtures are in Glendale, Arizona and California and that would mean they will have a lot of support in these places even if they are playing in the U.S.
Uruguay: A quality side with a lot of superstars waiting to take the centre stage in the Copa America Centenary edition. But currently, they are sweating over the fitness of their Barcelona superstar Luis Suarez, who is still injured. In spite of that, Uruguay have a threatening attacking line where they boast the like of Edinson Cavani. Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez and other stars will be raring to perform at the big stage.
Venezuela: This team will surely be one of the teams to watch out for. They are a young side and they also have a lot of options. Venezuela will kick-start their campaign against Jamaica and if they manage to win in that match they will gain a lot of confidence when they lock horns with Uruguay. Both Uruguay and Venezuela know each other well and the CONMEBOL rivals will engage in a fierce battle.
Jamaica: This team faltered in the last edition of the Copa America, which was hosted by Chile. But they bounced back brilliantly in the Gold Cup and made it to the finals of Copa America 2016. They have plenty of talented footballers in their ranks and are capable of causing an upset. However, they have a mountainous task ahead of them as they will have to go past Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela to make it to the next round.