PictureJulián Álvarez has scored for Argentina for the first time since December 2022 !

The statistics on Copa America 2024 matchday 1 (21-23 June)

Argentina vs Canada 2-0

*Julián Álvarez has scored for Argentina for the first time since his great performance against Croatia (2 goals) at World Cup 2022. Thus, he finally ended his streak of 13 consecutive games without scoring with the Albiceleste. 

*Argentina keep tremendous record over the recent period: 43 wins, 13 draws and just 2 defeats (vs Saudi Arabia and Uruguay) in last 58 games.

Peru vs Chile 0-0

*This is an end to a streak of 20 years and 20 consecutive games without draws between these 2 nations (14 victories for Chile and 6 for Peru).
They have last time drawn in a friendly on 28 April 2004 (1-1).

*This is the 6th goalless draw between Chile and Peru, the first since 1989 and the first since 1979 in a competitive match. 

*Chile fielded the starting lineup with the highest average age in the Copa América in this century (31 years 168 days).

*Claudio Bravo (Chile) has played his 26th game in Copa America; he surpassed Claudio Taffarel (Brazil, 25) and is now the 2nd goalkeeper with the most games in the competition’s history. Ahead, only his compatriot Sergio Livingstone (34).

Ecuador vs Venezuela 1-2

*The expulsion of Enner Valencia (22nd minute) is the earliest of an Ecuadorian player in the Copa América since 7 August 1975 when Marcelo Vicente Cabezas saw red card 8 minutes into the match against Colombia.

*There have been 4 expulsions by VAR in the history of the Copa América and 3 have been for Ecuadorians, also Quintero in 2019 vs Uruguay) and Hincapié in 2021 vs Argentina (the only non-Ecuadorian player suffered was a Paraguayan Balbuena in 2019 vs Brazil.

*Venezuela have won a game from losing position for the first time in their history in Copa América.

*Two Venezuelan substitutes have scored in the same Copa America match for the first time in the history (Jhonder Cádiz and Eduard Bello). 

*Ecuador have lost a Copa America game after scoring the opening goal last time in 2007 (vs Chile 2-3).

Mexico vs Jamaica 1-0

*Jamaica in the Copa América: they have always lost in 7 games played so far and never yet scored.
7 defeats for Jamaica in the first 7 games in the Copa América is something that also happened at the time with Bolivia and Ecuador.

*Jamaica is the first team in the entire history of the Copa América to go 7 consecutive games without scoring a goal, surpassing the 6 that Bolivia had between 1987 and 1989.