2019 Copa América

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2019 Copa América
CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019
Copa América 2019 logo.png
Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
Dates14 June – 7 July
Teams12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 5 host cities)

The 2019 Copa América will be the 46th edition of the Copa América, the quadrennial international men's association 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 are the two-time defending champions, having won the 2015 and 2016 editions of the tournament.

Host country[edit]

Originally, the 2019 Copa América was to be hosted by Chile, while Brazil was due to host the 2015 Copa América,[1] 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.[2] This agreement was approved by CONMEBOL in 2012.[3]

The 2019 Copa America will be the final edition played on odd years. Starting in 2020, the tournament will be held in the same year as similar tournaments such as the UEFA European Championship.[4][5]


On 14 June 2018, CBF Vice President Fernando Sarney announced that five cities will host the tournament: Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre. The list of stadia was decided on 17 September 2018.[6] The opening match will be held at the Estádio do Morumbi in São Paulo, the semi-finals will be held at the Arena do Grêmio in Porto Alegre and Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, and the final will be held at the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro.[7] On 23 November 2018, CONMEBOL announced that the second São Paulo venue would be changed from the Allianz Parque to Arena Corinthians.[8]

Rio de Janeiro São Paulo
Estádio do Maracanã Estádio do Morumbi Arena Corinthians
Capacity: 74,738 Capacity: 67,428 Capacity: 49,205
Aerea2 maracana.jpg Estadio do morumbi.png Arena Corinthians West Building.jpg
Belo Horizonte Porto Alegre Salvador
Estádio Mineirão Arena do Grêmio Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
Capacity: 58,170 Capacity: 55,662 Capacity: 51,900
Mineirão (Top View).jpg Arena do Grêmio 2014.jpg Aerea Fontenova.jpg


Apart from all ten CONMEBOL national teams which are eligible to enter. CONMEBOL initially planned to hold a 16-team tournament by inviting six teams from outside CONMEBOL. On 16 March 2018, CONMEBOL announced three teams from CONCACAF and three teams from Asian Football Confederation (AFC) would be invited to participate in the 2019 Copa América.[9][10] On 12 April 2018, it was announced that Qatar, the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, accepted the invitation to participate in the tournament.[11] On 4 May 2018, CONMEBOL announced that the tournament would instead be played with 12 teams, the same number as previous editions since 1993 (apart from the Copa América Centenario held in 2016), with the two guest teams being Qatar and Japan from the AFC.[12]Interestingly, both the teams were the finalists in the 2019 Asian Cup held in the UAE.

Qatar will be making their debut appearance in the Copa América becoming the first Arab nation to play in the tournament, while Japan will be making their second appearance, their first since 1999. This will also be the first Copa América to not feature any team from CONCACAF since teams have been invited; in particular, Mexico, which have competed in all ten editions since 1993 as an invited team, will not participate in this tournament. United States have competed in four tournaments, including the 2016 event as host.[13]


The draw of the tournament took place on 24 January 2019, 20:30 BRST (UTC−2), at the Cidade das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[14][15] The 12 teams were drawn into three groups of four, by selecting one team from each of the 4 ranked pots.

At the CONMEBOL Council meeting held on 23 November 2018, it was decided that FIFA Ranking would be the basis to determine the seeds and the distribution of the rest of teams in the pots of the draw. This decision will also be valid for future editions of the Copa America.[16]

For the draw, the teams were allocated to four pots based on the FIFA World Ranking of December 2018 (shown in brackets). Pot 1 contained the hosts Brazil (who were automatically assigned to position A1) and the best two teams, pot 2 contained the next best three teams, and so on for pots 3 and 4. The teams from Pot 1 would be assigned to position 1 in their group, while the teams from Pots 2, 3 and 4 would be drawn to one of the positions 2, 3 or 4 in their group. The two guest teams, Japan and Qatar, which were seeded in different pots, could not be drawn in the same group.[17]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 Brazil (3) (hosts)
 Uruguay (7)
 Argentina (11)

 Colombia (12)
 Chile (13)
 Peru (20)

 Venezuela (31)
 Paraguay (32)
 Japan (50)

 Ecuador (57)
 Bolivia (59)
 Qatar (93)

Group stage[edit]

The match schedule was announced on 18 December 2018.[16] The winners and runners-up of each group and the two best third-placed teams among all groups advance to the quarter-finals.

All times are local, BRT (UTC−3).[18]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2  Bolivia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Venezuela 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4  Peru 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 14 June 2019. Source: CONMEBOL
(H) Host.
Brazil Match 1 Bolivia
Venezuela Match 2 Peru

Bolivia Match 8 Peru
Brazil Match 7 Venezuela

Peru Match 13 Brazil
Bolivia Match 14 Venezuela

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2  Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Paraguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4  Qatar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 15 June 2019. Source: CONMEBOL
Argentina Match 3 Colombia
Paraguay Match 4 Qatar

Colombia Match 10 Qatar
Argentina Match 9 Paraguay

Qatar Match 15 Argentina
Colombia Match 16 Paraguay

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2  Ecuador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4  Chile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 16 June 2019. Source: CONMEBOL
Uruguay Match 5 Ecuador
Japan Match 6 Chile

Uruguay Match 11 Japan
Ecuador Match 12 Chile

Chile Match 17 Uruguay
Ecuador Match 18 Japan

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A Third place Group A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 B Third place Group B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 C Third place Group C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 14 June 2019. Source: CONMEBOL

Knockout stage[edit]


27 June – Porto Alegre
Winner Group A
2 July – Belo Horizonte
3rd Group B/C
Winner Match 19
28 June – Rio de Janeiro
Winner Match 21
Runner-up Group A
7 July – Rio de Janeiro
Runner-up Group B
Winner Match 23
28 June – São Paulo (Corinthians)
Winner Match 24
Winner Group B
3 July – Porto Alegre
Runner-up Group C
Winner Match 20
29 June – Salvador
Winner Match 22Third place play-off
Winner Group C
6 July – São Paulo (Corinthians)
3rd Group A/B
Loser Match 23
Loser Match 24


Winner Group AMatch 193rd Group B/C

Runner-up Group AMatch 21Runner-up Group B

Winner Group BMatch 20Runner-up Group C

Winner Group CMatch 223rd Group A/B


Winner Match 19Match 23Winner Match 21

Winner Match 20Match 24Winner Match 22

Third place play-off[edit]

Loser Match 23Match 25Loser Match 24


Winner Match 23Match 26Winner Match 24

Broadcasting rights[edit]


Country Broadcaster Notes Ref
 Brazil (host) Rede Globo TBA [19]
SporTV All 26 matches live [20]
 Argentina El Trece, TyC Sports, TyC Max, DirecTV Sports TBA
 Bolivia TBA, Tigo Sports, Tigo Sports +, DirecTV Sports
 Chile Canal 13, DirecTV Sports
 Colombia Caracol Televisión, RCN Televisión, Win Sports, DirecTV Sports
 Ecuador Gama TV, TC Televisión, DirecTV Sports TBA
 Paraguay Telefuturo, Tigo Sports, Tigo Max, DirecTV Sports TBA
 Peru América Televisión, DirecTV Sports [21]
 Uruguay Teledoce, Tenfield, Sports Field, DirecTV Sports TBA
 Venezuela Venevisión, DirecTV Sports


Country Broadcaster Notes Ref
 Canada TSN (English)
 Costa Rica Teletica [22]
 El Salvador Canal 4
 Mexico Televisa, TV Azteca, TDN
 United States TBA (English)
Telemundo (Spanish) [23][24]


Country Broadcaster Notes Ref.
 France beINSPORTS
 MENA (including Qatar as the invited team) beIN SPORTS MENA٫RTC
 Poland TVP


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