South America boasts some of the biggest stars in the world football and they are ready to hit the international stage with coming Copa America 2019. Copa America’s 46th edition will be this year because South America’s best teams fight for the continental crown.
Heavyweight of world football such as Argentina and Brazil will lock the horn, as well as the most successful team in the tournament, Uruguay.
With some of the best players in the world, including Neymar and the potential Lionel Messi, this is a unique attraction, in which the Jog Bonito philosophy of the continent is strongly followed.
When is Copa America 2019?
The 2019 Copa America is set to get under way 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 schedule
|Group stage||June 14 – June 24|
|Quarter-finals||June 27 – June 29|
|Semi-finals||July 2 – 3|
|Third-place play-off||July 6|
Copa America Draw Results: Groups Set for Brazil 2019
JUNE 14: Brazil vs. Bolivia, 9:30 p.m. (Sao Paulo)
JUNE 15: Venezuela vs. Peru, 4 p.m. (Porto Alegre)
JUNE 18: Bolivia vs. Peru, 6:30 p.m. (Rio de Janeiro)
JUNE 18: Brazil vs. Venezuela, 9:30 p.m. (Salvador)
JUNE 22: Peru vs. Brazil, 4 p.m. (Sao Paulo)
JUNE 22: Bolivia vs. Venezuela, 4 p.m. (Belo Horizonte)
JUNE 15: Argentina vs. Colombia, 7 p.m. (Salvador)
JUNE 16: Paraguay vs. Qatar, 4 p.m. (Rio de Janeiro)
JUNE 19: Colombia vs. Qatar, 6:30 p.m. (Sao Paulo)
JUNE 19: Argentina vs. Paraguay, 9:30 p.m. (Belo Horizonte)
JUNE 23: Qatar vs. Argentina, 4 p.m. (Porto Alegre)
JUNE 23: Colombia vs. Paraguay, 4 p.m. (Salvador)
JUNE 16: Uruguay vs. Ecuador, 7 p.m. (Belo Horizonte)
JUNE 17: Japan vs. Chile, 8 p.m. (Sao Paulo)
JUNE 20: Uruguay vs. Japan, 8 p.m. (Porto Alegre)
JUNE 21: Ecuador vs. Chile, 8 p.m. (Salvador)
JUNE 24: Chile vs. Uruguay, 8 p.m. (Rio de Janeiro)
JUNE 24: Ecuador vs. Japan, 8 p.m. (Belo Horizonte)
Copa America 2019 Hosts
Brazil will host the 2019 edition of the tournament and this will be for the first time since 1989.
This will be the fifth time when Copa America is being held in Brazil, the country was first hosted in 1919, 1922 and 1949 and also in 1989.
Copa America 2019 stadiums
|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|
Watch & live stream Copa America 2019
In the US, the tournament will be broadcast in both Spanish and English, in which Telemundo will get Spanish rights. BIN Sports will provide coverage in English.
In 2016, Copa América Santenario broadcasting rights were organized in America by Fox and Univision, while Premier Sports had rights in the UK.
Who won the last Copa America?
After winning the 2016 Copa America Centenario in the United States, Chile is a defending champion.
Then La Rouza, managed by Juan Antonio Pizz, defeated Argentina in the final on penalties. After its first win in 2015, it was Chile’s second consecutive title win.
After the regulation or the parties can not be separated at extra time, the game went into the penalty and Chile won 4-2 in the shootout, in which Francisco Silva made a winning spot kick.
Lionel Messi, who failed to change his spot kick, was later famous. This was his third consecutive loss in the final of a major tournament – the defeat in the 2014 World Cup against the Copa and Germany last year – his fourth with victory and Argentina.
Messi said after the defeat, “It’s a tough and difficult time.” “The first thing that comes to my mind and what I have thought is that the end has come for me and our team [Argentina].”
“It has been four finals – it was not unfortunate for me, I searched for it, and wanted it so bad, but it did not happen to me,”
The Barcelona star ultimately reversed his decision and later participated in the 2018 World Cup, but again, without success.