2019 Copa América
|Copa América Brazil 2019|
|Dates||June - July 2019|
|Teams||12 (expected) (from at least 2 confederations)|
The 2019 Copa América will be the 46th edition of the Copa América, the quadrennial international men's football championship organized by South America's football ruling body CONMEBOL. It will be held in Brazil. The winner of the tournament will earn the right to compete for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup. Chile will be the defending champions.
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.
All ten CONMEBOL national teams are eligible to enter.
- Brazil (host)
- Chile (title holder)
Haiti (invitee) Mexico (invitee) If the current format of 16 teams is maintained, six teams from outside CONMEBOL will also be invited.
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