2019 Copa América
|Copa América 2019|
|Teams||16 (expected) (from 2 or 3 confederations)|
The 2019 Copa América will be the 46th edition of the Copa América, a football competition organized by South America's football ruling body CONMEBOL, and will be held in Brazil. The winner of the tournament will earn the right to compete for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup hosted by Qatar.
Originally, the 2019 Copa América was to be hosted by Chile, while Brazil was due to host the 2015 Copa América, 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 2015 Copa América. Brazil and Chile's Football Federations discussed the idea of swapping around the order of being hosts of the 2015 and 2019 championships. This agreement was approved by CONMEBOL in 2012.[dead link]
- Brazil (host)
- Mexico (First choice Invite)
- Possibly Asian Team
If the current format of 12 teams is maintained, two teams from outside CONMEBOL will also be invited. If on the other hand a format of 16 which has been suggested goes ahead the idea of inviting some European teams such as England is said to have been suggested at private meetings involving CONMEBOL.
- Iannaca, Márcio (22 February 2011). "Copa América será no Brasil em 2015, confirma CBF em seminário [The Copa América will be in Brazil in 2015, confirm the CBF in a meeting]". O Globo (in Portuguese).
- "LA COPA AMÉRICA DA OTRO PASO HACIA CHILE [THE COPA AMÉRICA TAKES ANOTHER STEP TOWARD CHILE]". La Nación (in Spanish). 8 August 2009.
- Oficial: la Copa América 2015 en Chile
- Copa América, CONMEBOL.com (Spanish)