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The Copa America Quarterfinals begin on Thursday, and only eight teams remain after starting with 16. Who is the favorite, who is the underdog? Below we rank the remaining teams, with Lionel Messi and Argentina at the summit.

1. 90x90 Argentina Copa America Power Rankings: Argentina top, USA above Mexico ahead of quarters (Argentina)

Last edition: 1st
Why: Argentina is the only team to win every match so far and did it in style, scoring 10 goals and allowing just one. They look like the clear-cut favorite to win the cup, even with Lionel Messi being silly.

2. 90x90 USA Copa America Power Rankings: Argentina top, USA above Mexico ahead of quarters (USA)

Last edition: 3rd
Why: Tons of momentum after winning a tough group that included Colombia. Playing its best soccer of the tournament at this point but were fortunate to get a home game in Seattle. Ecuador won’t be easy, but USA has the edge, especially if John Brooks keeps playing like he has.

 

Read more at CBS Sports

 

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