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Argentina vs. Chile 2016 live stream: Start time, TV schedule and how to watch Copa America online

Reigning champions Chile kick off their Copa América campaign against Argentina on Monday.

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Two of the big Copa América Centenario contenders face off in their tournament opener on Monday, with Argentina going head-to-head with defending champions Chile. It's the former who have arrived in the United States with a stronger squad than anyone, headlined by perhaps the greatest player of all time, Lionel Messi. However, reports have suggested the Barcelona striker will have to start this match from the bench, having suffered a back injury in a win over Honduras late last month. It's just as well they have plenty of attacking talent to fill the gap.

As for Chile, they're expected to be at full-strength, though that is expected to be a little weaker than it was when they won this tournament on home soil last summer. That's because they've lost inspirational coach Jorge Sampaoli in the interim, and their best players -- most notably Arsenal's Alexis Sánchez -- have been struggling for form over the last season. They remain one of the most talented teams in the entire tournament, but they certainly head into this match as underdogs.

Key player: Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)

Fresh from a record-breaking season with Napoli in Italy's Serie A, French-born striker Gonzalo Higuaín will be looking to fire Argentina to glory in the United States. His confidence must be at an all-time high having closed the domestic season having scored 36 goals in 35 league appearances, and he's sure to be a big thorn in Chile's side in this match.

Recent history

This game is most notably a rematch of last year's Copa América final, when Chile relied on penalties after a goalless draw to secure victory. However, they have met since then in a World Cup qualifier, with Argentina running out 2-1 winners. Argentina will certainly know better than to expect an easy game, but having won three of their last four encounters with Chile, they're also unlikely to be too concerned.

Match date/time: Monday, June 6, 10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. local

Venue: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.

TV: Fox Sports 1 (US - English); Univision (US and Canada - Spanish); DIRECTV Sports, Canal 7 TV Publica, TyC Sports Interior, TyC Sports (Argentina); DIRECTV Sports, Canal 13 (Chile)

Online: Fox Sports GO, Fox Soccer 2GO, Univision Deportes en vivo, Sling, fuboTV (US); DIRECTV Play Deportes (Argentina and Chile); TyC Sports Play (Argentina)

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