A year later, Argentina is again facing the prospect of an early elimination.
After struggling in the group stage of the World Cup in Russia, Argentina also got off to a bad start at the Copa America in Brazil.
And another setback on Wednesday against Paraguay will leave the team in danger of enduring its worst fiasco in nearly four decades. The last time Argentina failed to advance past the group stage in the South American competition was in 1983.
Trying to end a title drought of 26 years, Argentina opened its Copa America campaign with a demoralising 2-0 loss to Colombia, falling to last place in Group B after Paraguay and Qatar earned a point each from their 2-2 draw.