2015 Copa América

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2015 Copa América
Copa América 2015
Tournament details
Host country  Chile
Dates 11 June–4 July 2015[1]
Teams 12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 8 (in 8 host cities)
2011
2016

The 2015 Campeonato Sudamericano Copa América, simply known as the 2015 Copa América, will be the 44th edition of the Copa América, the main international football tournament for national teams in South America. The competition will be organized by CONMEBOL, South America's football governing body. The tournament will be held in Chile in June–July 2015. Uruguay is the defending champion. The winner of the tournament (or the highest ranking CONMEBOL team), will earn the right to compete for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup hosted in Russia.

Host country[edit]

Originally, it was to be hosted by Brazil, as suggested by the CBF in February 2011[2] due to CONMEBOL's rotation policy of tournaments being held in alphabetical order. However, due to the organization of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics in that country, Brazil decided against also hosting the Copa América. CONMEBOL’s president Nicolas Leoz had mentioned the possibility of the tournament being organized in Mexico (despite this country not being a member of CONMEBOL) as part of the federation's centenary celebrations.[3] Brazil and Chile's Football Federations discussed the idea of swapping around the order of being hosts of the 2015 and 2019 tournaments.[4] The swap was made official in May 2012.[5]

Venues[edit]

There will be eight different stadiums in eight cities used for the tournament. Most stadium are in renovation or rebuilding stages.

Antofagasta La Serena
Estadio Regional de Antofagasta Estadio La Portada
Capacity: 21,178 Capacity: 18,268
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Viña del Mar Valparaíso
Estadio Sausalito Estadio Elías Figueroa
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 23,000
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Santiago Rancagua
Estadio Nacional de Chile Estadio El Teniente
Capacity: 48,665 Capacity: 15,252
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Concepción Temuco
Estadio Municipal de Concepción Estadio Municipal Germán Becker
Capacity: 33,000 Capacity: 18,125
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Teams[edit]

Mexico and Japan were initially invited to join the 10 CONMEBOL nations in the tournament.[6][7] Japan declined the invitation, and China was invited instead,[8][9][10] but later withdrew due to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) being held at the same time.[11][12] In May 2014, it was announced that the Jamaica Football Federation had accepted an invitation to participate.[13]

On 29 May 2014, CONMEBOL confirmed that Mexico and Jamaica will participate as invitees.[14] This will be Mexico's 9th participation in the Copa América, having played in every Copa América since 1993, and Jamaica's first participation in the Copa América. CONCACAF is considering whether or not to have age restrictions on Mexico and Jamaica in Copa America in order to prioritize their own 2015 Gold Cup as they had in 2011 when Mexico and Costa Rica were restricted with fielding Under-22 teams for the 2011 Copa America. [15] In July 2014, it was reported that Mexico would send a weakened team to the competition, prioritising the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup which Mexico need to win to be in with a chance of qualifying for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.[16]

Draw[edit]

The competition schedule was announced on 29 July 2014 with Chile, Argentina, and Brazil allocated in to Groups A, B and C respectively.[17] The rest of the draw will be held on October 27, 2014 in Viña del Mar.[18]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Chile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 June 2015 (2015-06-11)
Chile  v A2
12 June 2015 (2015-06-12)
A3 v A4

15 June 2015 (2015-06-15)
A3 v A2
15 June 2015 (2015-06-15)
Chile  v A4

19 June 2015 (2015-06-19)
A2 v A4
19 June 2015 (2015-06-19)
Chile  v A3

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 June 2015 (2015-06-13)
B3 v B4
13 June 2015 (2015-06-13)
Argentina  v B2

16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
B2 v B4
16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
Argentina  v B3

20 June 2015 (2015-06-20)
B2 v B3
20 June 2015 (2015-06-20)
Argentina  v B4

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 June 2015 (2015-06-14)
C3 v C4
14 June 2015 (2015-06-14)
Brazil  v C2

17 June 2015 (2015-06-17)
Brazil  v C4
18 June 2015 (2015-06-18)
C3 v C2

21 June 2015 (2015-06-21)
C2 v C4
21 June 2015 (2015-06-21)
Brazil  v C3

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                   
June 24 - Santiago        
   
June 29 - Santiago
     
   
June 25 - Valparaíso
         
   
July 4 - Santiago
     
   
June 26 - Viña del Mar    
     
   
June 30 - Concepción
     
    Third place playoff
June 27 - Concepción
          July 3 - Vina del Mar
   
   
     
   
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

Match 19
24 June 2015 (2015-06-24)
Group A winner v Best runner-up from Group Stage
Match 20
25 June 2015 (2015-06-25)
Group C runner-up v Group A runner-up
Match 21
26 June 2015 (2015-06-26)
Group B winner v Second best runner-up from Group Stage
Match 22
27 June 2015 (2015-06-27)
Group C winner v Group B runner-up

Semifinals[edit]

Match 23
29 June 2015 (2015-06-29)
W19 v W20
Match 24
30 June 2015 (2015-06-30)
W21 v W22

Third place playoff[edit]

3 July 2015 (2015-07-03)
L23 v L24

Final[edit]

4 July 2015 (2015-07-04)
W23 v W24

Suspensions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Copa América Chile-2015 will be held from June 11 to July 4". CONMEBOL.com. 12 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Copa América será no Brasil em 2015, confirma CBF em seminário (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ Conmebol quiere la Copa América 2015 en México sobre Chile
  4. ^ La Copa América da otro paso hacia Chile
  5. ^ "Es oficial: la Copa América 2015 será en Chile" [It's official: the 2015 Copa América will be in Chile]. conmebol.com (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. May 10, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Reunión de Presidentes y el C. Ejecutivo". CONMEBOL.com. 24 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "México y Japón serán las invitadas a la Copa América 2015". sdpnoticias.com. 13 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "China to enter 2015 Copa America in Chile". wildeastfootball.net. 2014-03-02. 
  9. ^ "China accept 2015 Copa America invitation". tribalfootball.com. 3 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "China agree to enter 2015 Copa America". Global Times. 3 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "遗憾!赛程撞车,足协忍痛放弃美洲杯". Hupu.com. 16 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "足协正式拒绝美洲杯:冲世界杯要紧". Hupu.com. 19 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Jamaica to tackle Copa America". rjrnewsonline. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "México y Jamaica participarán en la Copa América 2015" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. May 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ http://www.goal.com/es-mx/news/4854/concacaf/2014/04/24/4773775/la-concacaf-quiere-a-m%C3%A9xico-con-su-mejor-equipo-en-la-copa
  16. ^ Montes, Juan Martín (22 July 2014). "El Tri antepondrá Copa Oro a Copa América" (in Spanish). mediotempo.com. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "2015 Copa America". Traffic Sports. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  18. ^ "Sorteo de la Copa América 2015 se realizará en octubre en Viña del Mar". biobiochile.cl. 19 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "FIFA statement on CAS decision relating to Luis Suarez". FIFA. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 

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