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The hosts are set to lift their 15th Copa America title in the Monumental at the end of July, according to the majority of readers

Lionel Messi's Argentina are set to break an 18-year trophy drought and triumph in the 2011 Copa America, according to readers.

In a poll conducted by in the build-up to the South American championship, the Albiceleste came out comfortable winners over nearest challengers Brazil as the most likely winners on home soil. Sergio Batista's men picked up almost 43 per cent of the vote, beating the Selecao by 8%.

The hosts are considered narrow favourites by many in South America, with their sparkling attack expected to cause serious damage. Argentina kick off the Copa tonight in La Plata against Bolivia, and are also the Editors' choice to win their first title since 1993.

There is a surprise in third place, as Mexico finished just ahead of Uruguay despite them fielding a weakened U-22 team in Argentina. Many of the votes may have been cast before Jonathan dos Santos and seven other squad members were sent home for misbehaviour, further hurting the Tricolor challenge.

The full results of the poll can be viewed below:

Poll of the day

Who will win the 2011 Copa America?