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Garnero vs. Alfaro: Argentine Coaches Clash at CONMEBOL Copa América

Garnero vs. Alfaro: Argentine Coaches Clash at CONMEBOL Copa América

Coach Gustavo Alfaro of Ecuador
Coach Gustavo Alfaro of Ecuador during the World Cup match between Qatar v Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Al Khor Qatar(Image-Getty) 

In the upcoming CONMEBOL Copa América United States 2024™, two Argentine coaches, Daniel Garnero and Gustavo Alfaro, are set to engage in a compelling duel as they lead their respective teams, Paraguay and Costa Rica. This article delves into their backgrounds, their journey as coaches, and their anticipated clash during the tournament.

Daniel Garnero's Journey:

Daniel Garnero transitioned from a successful career as a footballer to coaching, starting his coaching career at Arsenal de Sarandí in 2008. He replaced Gustavo Alfaro, who had led the team to victory in the CONMEBOL Sudamericana in 2007, marking the club's first-ever title. Garnero's coaching debut saw Arsenal clinch a 1-0 victory against Gamba Osaka in the Suruga Bank Cup, securing his first title as a coach.

Gustavo Alfaro's Experience:

Gustavo Alfaro, on the other hand, brings a wealth of experience to the table. He led Ecuador during the 2021 CONMEBOL Copa América™, guiding them to the quarterfinals. Since 2023, Alfaro has been coaching Costa Rica, and his efforts secured their qualification for the CONMEBOL Copa América United States 2024™ via the play-in tournament held in March 2024.

The Showdown:

The culmination of their journeys will be witnessed on July 2nd at the Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas, as Paraguay squares off against Costa Rica in the final group stage match. While Alfaro is acquainted with the rigors of the CONMEBOL Copa América™, it will mark Garnero's debut in the prestigious tournament. With tickets still available, football enthusiasts have the opportunity to witness this clash of Argentine coaches firsthand.


As Daniel Garnero and Gustavo Alfaro prepare to lead their teams onto the field, their shared history and contrasting experiences add intrigue to their encounter at the CONMEBOL Copa América United States 2024™. It's a matchup that promises excitement and anticipation for fans eager to witness the prowess of these two esteemed coaches.

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