The 46th edition of Copa America has been scheduled to host in South American country Brazil in June 2019. The quadrennial men’s international football tournament will run from 14 June to 7 July. A total of 12 teams will be taking on each other to become champion.
2019 Copa America Details in Brief
Host nation: Brasil
Dates: 14 June to 7 July
Title Defenders: Chile
Originally the 2019 Copa America was scheduled to be hosted by Chile but due to CONMEBOL’s rotation policy of events hosting in alphabetical order, Chilean federation was awarded 2015 Copa America while Brazil awarded 2019 season.
It will be last occasion when a Copa America championship be played during odd year. From now it will hold in even years and to be hosted in the same year that of UEFA European Championship.
There are 12 participating national soccer teams in the 46th Copa America in which 10 are CONMEBOL national teams meanwhile two are invited from Asian Football Federation (AFC). At the initial stage, it was planed to have 16 countries in the competition including three from CONCACAF and same from AFC. But at last South American federation invited two AFC teams Qatar and Japan.
It will be first time when an Arab country be playing in Copa America meanwhile Japan will be featuring in the 2019 Copa America after long time since 1999. Also it will be first occasion when there is no CONCACAF team participating in the American competition. Chile football team is the title defending champion in 46th Copa America.
The list of teams for Copa America 2019 are:
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Five Brazilian cities Sao Paulo, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre to host the 12-team Copa America. The list of six stadiums in 5 cities are:
- Maracana Stadium (Rio, Capacity: 74,750)
- Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador, Capacity: 52,000)
- Mineirao Stadium (Belo Horizonte, Capacity: 58,200)
- Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo, Capacity: 43,725)
- Morumbi Stadium (Sao Paulo, Capacity: 67,425)
- Arena De Gremio (Porto Alegre, Capacity: 55,660)
Group A: Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela, Peru
Group B: Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay, Qatar
Group C: Uruguay, Ecuador, Japan, Chile
The opening match of Copa America 2019 is scheduled to play on June 14 in Sao Paulo. Final to take place on 7th July in Rio De Janerio.
|14 June 2019||Match 1||Brazil vs Bolivia||Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo|
|15 June 2019||Match 2||Venezuela vs Peru||Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre|
|15 June 2019||Match 3||Argentina vs Colombia||Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador|
|16 June 2019||Match 4||Paraguay vs Qatar||Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro|
|16 June 2019||Match 5||Uruguay vs Ecuador||Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte|
|17 June 2019||Match 6||Japan vs Chile||Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo|
|18 June 2019||Match 7||Brazil vs Venezuela||Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador|
|18 June 2019||Match 8||Bolivia vs Peru||Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro|
|19 June 2019||Match 9||Argentina vs Paraguay||Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte|
|19 June 2019||Match 10||Colombia vs Qatar||Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo|
|20 June 2019||Match 11||Uruguay vs Japan||Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre|
|21 June 2019||Match 12||Ecuador vs Chile||Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador|
|22 June 2019||Match 13||Peru vs Brazil||Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo|
|22 June 2019||Match 14||Bolivia vs Venezuela||Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte|
|23 June 2019||Match 15||Qatar vs Argentina||Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre|
|23 June 2019||Match 16||Colombia vs Paraguay||Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador|
|24 June 2019||Match 17||Chile vs Uruguay||Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro|
|24 June 2019||Match 18||Ecuador vs Japan||Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte|
|27 June 2019||Match 19||Group A (W) vs Group B/C (3rd)||Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre|
|28 June 2019||Match 20||Group B (W) vs Group C (R)||Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo|
|28 June 2019||Match 21||Group A (R) vs Group B (R)||Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro|
|29 June 2019||Match 22||Group C (W) vs Group A/B (3rd)||Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador|
|2 July 2019||Match 23||Match 19 (W) vs Match 21 (W)||Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte|
|3 July 2019||Match 24||Match 20 (W) vs Match 22 (W)||Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre|
|6 July 2019||Match 25||Match 23 (L) vs Match 24 (L)||Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo|
|7 July 2019||Match 26||Match 23 (W) vs Match 24 (W)||Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro|
Download: Copa America 2019 schedule PDF
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