If the Champions League is Europe’s biggest yearly football event, Copa America is definitely the biggest quadrennial football event in the South American continent.
Copa America is one of the most important and prestigious football event in South America and it is an quadrennial event. This year the 46th edition of the Copa America will be played and Brazil will be hosting the competition this year.
The tournament will be played in 6 stadiums of 5 different Brazilian cities in which 2014 world cup was also played. The Copa America 2019 is scheduled to be played from 14 June to 7 July.
Chile who are the defending champions will defend their titles against 11 South American national teams. These teams are Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Japan, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Copa America 2019 Details
- Host Country: Brasil
- Dates: 14 June to 7 July
- Total Teams: 12
- Venues: 6
- Matches: 26
- Defending Champions: Chile
When is Copa America 2019 Staring
The 2019 Copa America is set to get underway on June 14 and it will run for three weeks until the final on July 7.
Group games will finish on June 24 and there will be a three-day break before knockout fixtures are played from June 27.
Copa America 2019 Hosts Nation Selection
2019 Copa America was originally scheduled to held in Chile but CONMEBOL which is South American football federation has a policy in which they host events in alphabetical order, Chile was given 2015 season while Brazil was rewarded with 2019 season.
Copa America 2019 will be played during an odd year. Until today Copa America has always been played at an odd year. But CONMEBOL has decided that from now on it will be held as the same year as UEFA Euro Cup that means in even years.
Down below is the complete 2019 Copa America Schedule:
Copa America 2019 Teams
A total of 12 teams will be participating in the 46th Copa America 2019 in Brazil. Out of the 12 participating teams, 10 are CONMEBOL national teams and 2 teams are invited from Asian Football Federation (AFF). Initially, CONMEBOL had planned to include 16 teams in the competition and invite 3 teams from CONCACAF and 3 from AFF but at last only Qatar and Japan were invited by the South American Football Federation.
An Arab country will be featuring for the first time in a South American football competition while Japan will be featuring in the Copa America after a long time.
Last year they participated in 1999. Also, this will be the first time when no CONCACAF team is participating in Copa America cup. Chile is the defending champions, they defeated Argentina in the penalties to grab the title. List of participating teams in Copa America 2019 Brazil is down below:
|Copa America 2019 Teams|
Copa America 2019 in Brazil Group Fixtures
There will be 3 groups in Copa America 2019 with 4 teams in each group
|Copa America 2019 Group Fixture|
|Group A:||Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela, Peru|
|Group B :||Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay, Qatar|
|Group C :||Uruguay, Ecuador, Japan, Chile|
Copa America 2019 Venues, Stadiums
For 2019 Copa America in Brazil, a total of 6 venues across 5 different Brazilian cities have been selected. 2 stadiums are appointed in Sao Paulo. Check out the list of Copa America 2019 venues below.
|Estadio do Maracana||Rio de Janeiro||74,738|
|Estadio do Morumbi||Sao Paulo||67,428|
|Estadio Mineirao||Belo Horizonte||58,170|
|Arena do Gremio||Porto Alegre||55,662|
|Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova||Salvador||51,900|
|Arena Corinthians||Sao Paulo||49,205|
Copa America 2019 Schedule
A total of 18 matches will be played in the group stage of Copa America 2019. The quarterfinal match to be played on 27th June and 2 semifinals to be played on 2nd and 3rd July respectively while the final match will be played on 7th July 2019 at the Maracana Stadium at Rio de Janeiro.
The inaugural match will be played between the hosts Brazil and Bolivia on 14th June 2019. The complete schedule of this American Football giant was released back in January with the details of 12 teams distributed among 3 groups.
|Group stage||June 14 – June 24|
|Quarter-finals||June 27 – June 29|
|Semi-finals||July 2 – 3|
|Third-place play-off||July 6|
The hosts Brazil are set to face Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela in the first round games of Group A.
Qatar who are the confirmed hosts of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will also be taking part for the first time in Copa America. They are in the second and one of the toughest groups with Messi’s Argentina, 2 times Copa America champion Paraguay and 2001 champions Colombia. They will start their campagin against Paraguay on 16th June at Rio.
Japan is placed in group C with Uruguay, the defending champions Chile and Ecuador.
Group A Schedule of Copa America 2019
- 14 June 2019 21:30 BRT- Brazil vs Bolivia
- 15 June 2019 16:00 BRT- Venezuela vs Peru
- 18 June 2019 18:30 BRT- Bolivia vs Peru
- 18 June 2019 21:30 BRT- Brazil vs Venezuela
- 22 June 2019 16:00 BRT- Peru vs Brazil
- 22 June 2019 16:00 BRT- Bolivia vs Venezuela
Group B Schedule of Copa America 2019
- 15 June 2019 19:00 BRT- Argentina vs Colombia
- 16 June 2019 16:00 BRT- Paraguay vs Qatar
- 19 June 2019 28:30 BRT- Colombia vs Qatar
- 19 June 2019 21:30 BRT- Argentina vs Paraguay
- 23 June 2019 16:00 BRT- Third Place Match
- 23 June 2019 16:00 BRT- Colombia vs Paraguay
Group C Schedule of Copa America 2019
- 16 June 2019 19:00 BRT- Uruguay vs Ecuador
- 17 June 2019 20:00 BRT- Japan vs Chile
- 20 June 2019 20:00 BRT- Uruguay vs Japan
- 21 June 2019 20:00 BRT- Ecuador vs Chile
- 24 June 2019 20:00 BRT- Chile vs Uruguay
- 24 June 2019 20:00 BRT- Ecuador vs Japan
Copa America Champions List
Since its inception in 1916, there have been many champions. Although, last few years have witnessed the dawn of many underdogs like Chile who won back to back Copa titles in 2015 and 2016. Portugal also won Euro Cup in 2016 and Croatia reached all the way to the finals of the World Cup 2018. So, chances are there could be many surprises waiting for us in the Copa America 2019 Brazil.
Uruguay undoubtedly is the most successful team in Copa America history with 15 titles to their name, closely followed by Argentina who won 14 titles. Brazil with 8 titles is at third spot.
Paraguay, Peru and Chile have won 2 titles each. While Colombia and Bolivia have won the title once.
Copa America 2019 Tickets
The 2019 Copa America Tickets sale has already been started from 10th January of 2019 with tickets price starting from 60 reais which are roughly $16.20.
A total 7 lakh and 70 thousand tickets were issued for the Copa America 2019 while 228,000 tickets were put on sale at the very start on copaamerica.com website.
If you hustle up, there could still be some tickets left but they might be very costly as of now. The Director of Operations, Agberto Guimaraes released a statement that a very high number of audience is expected for the 2019 Copa America by the organizing committee, considering the full stadiums in Brazil during the world cup 2014.
Copa America 2019 Favourites
Last Copa America took place in 2016, since then a lot has changed. Chile who won back to back titles will come back as a strong contender but they are being eyed as the favourites to win the title.
The 3 top teams that are the favorites to win the title this year are – Argentina, Brazil an Uruguay. There performance in the world cup 2018 wasn’t very good but that wouldn’t stop them from performing good in the Copa America.
Argentina has always stand up at the Copa America. Even last 2 times, they went all the way to the finals but lost, unfortunately. But they seem more focused and determined, that’s why there are good chances for them to win this season.
Brazil will be playing with homeground factor plus they will have crowd support. Their team is also balanced and mix together all these elements, they could win this season. Let’s see if they could deliver as well.
Uruguay is also being eyed as the favorites for this competition. They have 15 Copa America titles to their name which is the most. This year Luis Saurez and Edinson Cavani will be carrying their hopes.
Chile, although they are the defending champions, are still not being considered as the favorites because of their performances since in the world cup and other competitions. But they have always performed their best in the Copa America competitions and I would still consider them as the favorites for the Copa America 2019.
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