2019 Copa Sudamericana
|Copa CONMEBOL Sudamericana 2019|
|Dates||5 February – 9 November 2019|
|Teams||44+10 (from 10 associations)|
The 2019 Copa CONMEBOL Sudamericana will be the 18th edition of the CONMEBOL Sudamericana (also referred to as the Copa Sudamericana, or Portuguese: Copa Sul-Americana), South America's secondary club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL.
The winners of the 2019 Copa Sudamericana will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2019 Copa Libertadores in the 2020 Recopa Sudamericana, and the winners of the 2019 J.League Cup in the 2020 Suruga Bank Championship. They will also automatically qualify for the 2020 Copa Libertadores group stage.
On 14 August 2018, CONMEBOL decided that starting from the 2019 edition, the final will be played as a single match, and confirmed that the final will be played in Lima, Peru at the Estadio Nacional.
Athletico Paranaense are the defending champions, and as they qualified for the 2019 Copa Libertadores group stage as Copa Sudamericana champions, they will only play in this edition if they finish third in the group stage.
- Argentina and Brazil: 6 berths each
- All other associations: 4 berths each
|Best teams eliminated in third stage|
|Third-placed teams in group stage|
The schedule of the competition is as follows. After changing the dates of the 2019 Copa América, the Brazilian Football Confederation released on 3 October 2018 its calendar for the following year, with new dates for the Copa Sudamericana.
|Stage||Draw date||First leg||Second leg|
|First stage||17 December 2018
|Second stage||TBA May 2019
|21–23 May 2019||28–30 May 2019|
|Round of 16||23–25 July 2019||30 July – 1 August 2019|
|Quarterfinals||20–22 August 2019||27–29 August 2019|
|Semifinals||18–19 September 2019||25–26 September 2019|
|Final||9 November 2019 at Estadio Nacional, Lima|
The draw for the first stage was held on 17 December 2018, 20:30 PYST (UTC−3), at the CONMEBOL Convention Centre in Luque, Paraguay. For the first stage, the teams were divided into two pots according to their geographical zones:
- Pot A (South Zone): 22 teams from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay
- Pot B (North Zone): 22 teams from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela
The 44 teams were drawn into 22 ties (E1–E22) between a team from Pot A and a team from Pot B, with the teams from Pot B hosting the second leg in odd-numbered ties, and the teams from Pot A hosting the second leg in even-numbered ties. This distribution ensured that teams from the same association could not be drawn into the same tie.
In the first stage, each tie is played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule will be used. If still tied, extra time will not be played, and the penalty shoot-out will be used to determine the winner (Regulations Article 27).
The 22 winners of the first stage advance to the second stage to join the 10 teams transferred from the Copa Libertadores (two best teams eliminated in the third stage of qualifying and eight third-placed teams in the group stage).
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Montevideo Wanderers||E1||Sport Huancayo||21 Mar||18 Apr|
|Bahia||E2||Liverpool||7 Feb||21 Feb|
|Independiente||E3||Binacional||3 Apr||1 May|
|Rionegro Águilas||E4||Oriente Petrolero||21 Mar||17 Apr|
|Argentinos Juniors||E5||Estudiantes de Mérida||4 Apr||2 May|
|Deportivo Municipal||E6||Colón||19 Mar||16 Apr|
|Unión Española||E7||Mushuc Runa||19 Mar||18 Apr|
|UTC||E8||Cerro||3 Apr||30 Apr|
|Deportivo Santaní||E9||Once Caldas||7 Feb||21 Feb|
|Universidad Católica||E10||Colo-Colo||2 Apr||30 Apr|
|River Plate||E11||Santos||12 Feb||26 Feb|
|Macará||E12||Guabirá||12 Feb||28 Feb|
|Royal Pari||E13||Monagas||14 Feb||27 Feb|
|Mineros||E14||Sol de América||2 Apr||1 May|
|Unión La Calera||E15||Chapecoense||5 Feb||19 Feb|
|Deportivo Cali||E16||Guaraní||4 Apr||2 May|
|Nacional Potosí||E17||Zulia||19 Mar||16 Apr|
|Corinthians||E18||Racing||14 Feb||27 Feb|
|Independiente||E19||La Equidad||20 Mar||16 Apr|
|Fluminense||E20||Deportes Antofagasta||13 Feb||26 Feb|
|Unión||E21||Independiente del Valle||20 Mar||17 Apr|
|Botafogo||E22||Defensa y Justicia||6 Feb||20 Feb|
In the second stage, each tie is played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule will be used. If still tied, extra time will not be played, and the penalty shoot-out will be used to determine the winner (Regulations Article 27).
- In the round of 16, quarterfinals, and semifinals, each tie is played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, with the higher-seeded team hosting the second leg (Regulations Article 22.d). If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule will be used. If still tied, extra time will not be played, and the penalty shoot-out will be used to determine the winner (Regulations Article 27).
- The final is played as a single match at a venue pre-selected by CONMEBOL, with the higher-seeded team designated as the "home" team for administrative purposes (Regulations Article 25). If tied after regulation, 30 minutes of extra time will be played. If still tied after extra time, the penalty shoot-out will be used to determine the winner (Regulations Article 28).
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