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Previewing the Copa America

Updated: July 1, 2011, 7:56 AM ET
By Michael Cox | Special to ESPN.com

The 43rd edition of the Copa America kicks off in La Plata on Friday. Here's a preview of each of the twelve sides taking part.

Argentina

Diego Maradona never quite knew how to use Lionel Messi for Argentina, but Sergio Batista is in no doubt. Observing Messi's false nine role at Barcelona keenly, he has concluded that the way to get the best out of Messi at the international level is to try to replicate Pep Guardiola's system, so Argentina will line up with a 4-3-3 ...

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