Less than 11 months since Chile delighted its fans in Santiago by winning the Copa America and lifting its first international title, South America’s championship will get underway all over again on Friday. This time, though, on its 100th birthday, for the first time ever the tournament is heading outside of South America and to the United States.

In what has been billed as the biggest soccer event, at least on the men’s side, to hit the U.S. since the 1994 World Cup, the 10 countries from South America’s confederation, Conmebol, will join with six from the North, Central America and Caribbean association, Concacaf. The likes of Chile, Argentina and Brazil will be facing off with the U.S., Mexico and more in what is the closest any of the competitors will get to a World Cup before Russia in 2018.

For the U.S. and Mexico the tournament is a particularly useful test against higher-level opponents than they generally face in the Concacaf region. The situation is a little more complex for those competitors from the south, however. With the grueling South American World Cup qualifying campaign already in full swing and the Olympics coming up later this summer for Brazil, Argentina and Colombia, for some priorities are split.

That is particularly true for Brazil, which has clearly prioritized going for a first Olympic football gold medal, and on home soil to boot. Notably, it means there will be no Neymar in the Copa America, with Barcelona only allowing the forward to play in one of the summer competitions.

But most of the other big names will be in the United States. The biggest star of them all, Lionel Messi, will spearhead Argentina’s challenge, despite suffering a back injury in a warm-up game and flying back to Spain to appear at a trial for alleged tax fraud.

And there is reason for Argentina to take the competition seriously, given defeat to Chile in the final last year extended its run of not lifting a senior international title since 1993. Gerardo Martino’s side will kick off its quest in what is undoubtedly the blockbuster match of the group stage, a rematch of last year’s final, which Chile won on a penalty shootout.

In another enticing game, 2011 Copa America winners Uruguay will face off with Mexico in the opening match of Group C. Uruguay, the most successful team in Copa America history, with 15 titles, will likely have to navigate that game, and the entire group stage, without talisman Luis Suárez, as the Barcelona star recovers from a hamstring injury.

The tournament all gets underway on Friday, when the U.S. faces off with Colombia in another marquee contest in Santa Clara, California. In total 32 matches will be played in 24 days in 10 cities across the U.S., starting with a group stage in which the top two teams from the four groups will advance to the quarterfinals.

Group A

USA

Colombia

Costa Rica

Paraguay

Group B

Brazil

Ecuador

Haiti

Peru

Group C

Mexico

Uruguay

Jamaica

Venezuela

Group D

Argentina

Chile

Panama

Bolivia

TV Schedule (all times EDT)

Friday, June 3

9:30 p.m.:
USA vs. Colombia – Fox Sports 1, Univision, UniMás, Univision Deportes

Saturday, June 4

5 p.m.:
Costa Rica vs. Paraguay – Fox, Univision, Univision Deportes

7:30 p.m. EDT: Haiti vs. Peru – Fox Sports 2, Univision, Univision Deportes

10 p.m.: Brazil vs. Ecuador – Fox Sports 1, Univision, Univision Deportes

Sunday, June 5

5 p.m.:
Jamaica vs. Venezuela – Fox, Univision, Univision Deportes

8 p.m.: Mexico vs. Uruguay – Fox Sports 1, Univision, Univision Deportes

Monday, June 6

7 p.m.:
Panama vs. Bolivia – Fox Sports 1, UniMás, Univision Deportes

10 p.m.: Argentina vs. Chile – Fox Sports 1, UniMás, Univision Deportes

Tuesday, June 7

8 p.m.: USA vs. Costa Rica – Fox Sports 1, UniMás, Univision Deportes

10 p.m.: Colombia vs. Paraguay – Fox Sports 1, UniMás, Univision Deportes

Wednesday, June 8

7:30 p.m.:
Brazil vs. Haiti – Fox Sports 1, UniMás, Univision Deportes

10 p.m.: Ecuador vs. Peru – Fox Sports 2, UniMás, Univision Deportes

Thursday, June 9

7:30 p.m.:
Uruguay vs. Venezuela – Fox Sports 1, Univision, Univision Deportes

10 p.m.: Mexico vs. Jamaica – Fox Sports 1, Univision, Univision Deportes

Friday, June 10

7 p.m.:
Chile vs. Bolivia – Fox, UniMás, Univision Deportes

9:30 p.m.: Argentina vs. Panama – Fox, UniMás, Univision Deportes

Saturday, June 11

7 p.m.:
United States vs. Paraguay – Fox Sports 1, Univision, Univision Deportes

9 p.m.: Colombia vs. Costa Rica – Fox Sports 2, Univision, Univision Deportes

Sunday, June 12

6:30 p.m.:
Ecuador vs. Haiti – Fox Sports 2, Univision, Univision Deportes

8:30 p.m.: Brazil vs. Peru – Fox Sports 1, Univision, Univision Deportes

Monday, June 13

8 p.m.:
Mexico vs. Venezuela – Fox Sports 1, UniMás, Univision Deportes

10 p.m.: Uruguay vs. Jamaica – Fox Sports 1, UniMás, Univision Deportes

Tuesday, June 14

8 p.m.:
Chile vs. Panama – Fox Sports 1, UniMás, Univision Deportes

10 p.m.: Argentina vs. Bolivia – Fox Sports 1, UniMás, Univision Deportes

Quarterfinals

Thursday, June 16

9:30 p.m.:
Winner Group A vs. Runner-Up Group B – Fox Sports 1, UniMás, Univision Deportes

Friday, June 17

8 p.m.:
Winner Group B vs. Runner-Up Group A – Fox Sports 1, UniMás, Univision Deportes

Saturday, June 18

7 p.m.:
Winner Group D vs. Runner-Up Group C – FX, Univision, Univision Deportes

10 p.m.: Winner Group C vs. Runner-Up Group D – FX, Univision, Univision Deportes

Semifinals

Tuesday, June 21

9 p.m.:
Winners of 1A vs. 2B vs. Winner of 1D vs. 2C – Fox Sports 1, Univision, Univision Deportes

Wednesday, June 22

8 p.m.:
Winner of 1B vs. 2A vs. Winner of 1C vs. 2D – Fox Sports 1, Univision, Univision Deportes

Third-Place Playoff

8 p.m.:
Loser semifinal 1 vs. Loser semifinal 2 – FX, Univision, Univision Deportes

Final

8 p.m.:
Winners semifinal 1 vs. Winner semifinal 2 – Fox Sports 1, Univision, Univision Deportes

Live Stream Info: All matches will be available for live streaming via Fox Sports Go, Fox Soccer 2Go and Univision.com.