Qatar placed in Group B at Copa America 2020

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The Socceroos will tackle global superstar Lionel Messi and Argentina at next year's Copa America after Australia were drawn alongside the co-hosts.

The 12-team tournament, which runs from June 12 to July 12, includes all 10 teams from South America plus invited guests Australia and Qatar, who were the final sides to be placed in groups.

Argentina will open the 2020 Copa America with a blockbuster clash against Chile in Buenos Aires.

That means the Socceroos will play their five group stages matches in Argentina against the two-time World Cup champions, as well as Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay.

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Australia's only win against Argentina in a men's worldwide came in 1988 when it famously triumphed 4-1 in Sydney, with Arnold featuring in the home side's line-up.

'Argentina need the title, more than just Messi, ' Scaloni said.

Australia are one of two guest nations competing in the tournament along with Qatar.

Group B will be hosted by Colombia and is headlined by holders Brazil, alongside Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru and second invited participants Qatar.

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Following the 2020 Copa America, the tournament is set to be held every four years with the next edition scheduled for 2024.

While the draw took place on Tuesday, the nations already knew nearly all of their opponents with teams split into zones for next year's tournament in Argentina and Colombia.

Notably, Argentina last won the Copa America title in 1993 and since then they have finished as runners up four times in 2004, 2007, 2015 and 2016.

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