This Thursday the Draw for the CONMEBOL Copa America 2024 took place in Miami, Florida, during which the national teams from CONCACAF learned their group stage fate.
In Group A, the winner of the CONCACAF Nations League Play-In between Canada and Trinidad and Tobago will join reigning Copa America and 2022 FIFA World Cup winners Argentina, along with Peru and 2016 Copa America Centenario champions Chile.
The CONCACAF Nations League Play-In will take place on March 23 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Neither Canada nor Trinidad and Tobago have ever participated in a Copa America.
2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup champions Mexico have been drawn into Group B with fellow CONCACAF side Jamaica, plus Ecuador and Venezuela.
Mexico defeated Honduras in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw on aggregate in their CONCACAF Nations League quarterfinal, while Jamaica defeated Canada via the away goal tiebreaker following a 4-4 draw on aggregate.
Mexico and Jamaica also faced each other in their previous Copa America appearances in the 2016 Copa America Centenario. Mexico defeated Jamaica 2-0 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Both Mexico and Jamaica faced Venezuela in the Copa America Centenario group in 2016, with the Reggae Boyz narrowly falling 1-0 and El Tricolor earning a 1-1 draw.
Reigning CONCACAF Nations League champions United States and 2023 Gold Cup runner-up Panama have been drawn into Group C with Uruguay and Bolivia.
The United States defeated Trinidad and Tobago 4-2 on aggregate in their CONCACAF Nations League quarterfinal, while Panama defeated Costa Rica 6-1 on aggregate in their quarterfinal.
In their Copa America debut in 2016, Panama defeated Bolivia 2-1 for their first ever Copa America victory. The United States reached the semifinals of the 2016 edition, achieving the best finish for a CONCACAF side in that tournament.
The winner of the Costa Rica-Honduras CONCACAF Nations League Play-In on March 23 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, will be placed into Group D with Brazil, Colombia and Paraguay.
Costa Rica have participated in five previous instances of the Copa America, reaching the knockout stage twice (2001, 2004). Honduras have competed in just one Copa America, in 2001, and achieved a Third-Place finish in which MF Amado Guevara earned Best Player honors.