ARGENTINA are up against Uruguay in their next Copa America clash following their draw with Chile last week.

Lionel Messi scored a sumptuous free-kick in his side's clash with Chile and he'll be hoping to produce some similar magic when he faces off against old Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez.

  • Kick-off time: 1am BST
  • TV channel: BBC Red Button
  • Argentina XI: To follow
  • Uruguay XI: To follow

Follow all the latest with our live blog below from 1am…


What time does Argentina vs Uruguay kick-off?

  • Argentina's clash with Uruguay will kick-off at 1am UK time in the early hours of Saturday, June 19.

What channel is it and can it be live streamed?

  • Argentina vs Uruguay will be shown live on BBC iPlayer.
  • You can live stream the action from the iPlayer app, which is available for download onto your mobile device, tablet or Smart TV.
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    15, If you Google 'that's been coming' or look it up on Wikipedia, there will probably be a snapshot of this opening 15 minutes.

    Argentina all over a poor Uruguay team and deservedly ahead.

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    13, Guido Rodriguez heads Argentina into an early lead and it's just what they deserve for this flying start – Uruguay simply haven't turned up.

    Lionel Messi was the architect as he got to the byline and floated in a cross from the left to the far post.

    Rodriguez's header back across goal went in off the post and he turned to celebrate with his team-mates.

    Perfect start for Argentina.

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    Argentina have the lead. Rodriguez scores.

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    9, Otamendi with the header… held by Muslera.

    I make that the third save from the Uruguay goalkeeper already.

    Bright start from Argentina, but Uruguay have been awful.

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    7, Messi cutting in from the right flank and gets his shot away… but Muslera is down to save.

    Messi was just allowed to run exactly where he wanted to and get a shot away unchallenged, but fortunately for Uruguay it wasn't close enough to the far corner.

    Uruguay haven't woken up yet.

    .Credit: AP
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    4, Long-range effort from Acuna… and saved by Muslera.

    Straight at the goalkeeper to be fair and not really causing him any problems.

    Acuna instantly showing why he's been picked in an attacking sense instead of Tagliafico at left-back.

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    2, Messi instantly looking to get on the front foot as Argentina win the ball high up the field.

    A few minutes later Lautaro Martinez also finds some space in behind before being crowded out.

    Sluggish opening from Uruguay.

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    Off we go in Brasilia. Argentina in their traditional white and sky blue stripes.

    Uruguay in their usual blue shirts and black shorts.

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    It’s been plain sailing for hosts Brazil so far with wins over Venezuela (3-0) and Peru (4-0).

    Colombia are just behind them on four points while Ecuador are yet to win.

    Brazil play Colombia in their next game on June 23 in the biggest game of that group.

    Anyway, back to tonight, teams on their way.

    .Credit: EPA
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    Argentina have two easier games to come (on paper, anyway) against Paraguay and Bolivia.

    Uruguay take on Chile in a tasty encounter next up and will also end with Bolivia and Paraguay clashes.

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    Since the national teams linked up earlier this month, Argentina have been frustrated with three straight draws.

    There were held in both World Cup qualifiers just before this tournament – 1-1 vs Chile and 2-2 vs Colombia – and again by Chile on Sunday night in their Copa America opener.

    Messi and Co would love to finally taste victory and get their campaign properly underway.

    .Credit: AFP
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    I promised you Chile news, and that's what I will deliver.

    They beat Bolivia 1-0 earlier thanks to a first ever international goal from Ben Brereton.

    The 22-year-old was born in Stoke-on-Trent and plays for Blackburn in the Championship.

    He made his debut for Chile against Argentina a few days ago and is now off the mark in front of goal with a winner.

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    Tonight is the second match day in Group A.

    Chile bear Bolivia 1-0 earlier (more on that in a moment).

    Argentina and Chile drew 1-1 in the opening game on Sunday night before Paraguay beat Bolivia 3-1 later in the evening.

    Four teams out of five go through to the quarter-finals so there is some wriggle room and margin for error.

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    I make that four changes for Argentina from their 1-1 draw with Chile – Montiel, Martinez, Tagliafico and Paredes all out.

    Uruguay's first side of the tournament looks like a tasty one with Suarez and Cavani reunited.

    This should be fun. The mascot is pumped anyway…

    .Credit: Reuters
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    Their first team of the tournament is in…

    Muslera, Gonzalez, Gimenez, Godin, Vina, Torreira, Bentancur, Valverde, De La Cruz, Suarez, Cavani.

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    The Argentina team is in…

    Martinez, Lucero, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna, De Paul, Rodriguez, Lo Celso, Messi, Martinez, Gonzalez.

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    Gooood morning everyone, or good evening depending on where you are.

    Welcome to our LIVE coverage tonight of Argentina’s Group A clash with Uruguay at Copa America.

    It’s been a thrilling day in the Euros but, for those who want more football, it’s a pleasure to have you along tonight.

    Lionel Messi’s side will be looking for their first win of the tournament after a 1-1 draw with Chile last time out.

    Their opponents tonight are playing their first game in the tournament having sat out the opening round of fixtures.

    Along with Chile, these are the two most fancied teams in Group A to progress to the quarter-finals.

    I’m looking forward to it and I hope you are too.

    Team news on the way in just a second. Sit back and relax, and maybe go and make a coffee if you’re in Europe and planning a late night like me.

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