Tim Vickery for ESPN FC:
The 12 teams in the Copa America are divided into three groups. The favourites to win the competition are always the three seeded sides: Argentina, Brazil and the hosts, in this case Chile.
Since the competition was brought back from disuse in 1987, in 11 iterations there have been only two in which the winner did not come from this triumvirate — both, coincidentally enough, when the action took place in Argentina. In both 1987 and last time out, in 2011, neighbours Uruguay ended up spoiling the party and carrying home the trophy.
That aside, if we are looking for the competition winners, then the obvious starting point is the seeded trio: Brazil in Group C, Argentina in Group B and Chile in Group A. All of them go into the tournament with a mix of fear and optimism.