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South America boasts some of the biggest stars in world football and they are set to collide on the international stage next summer

The 46th edition of the Copa America will take place this year as South America's best teams fight it out for the continental crown.

Heavyweights of world football such as Argentina and Brazil will lock horns, as well as the tournament's most successful team, Uruguay.

With some of the best players in the world on display, including Neymar and potentially Lionel Messi, it boasts a unique allure, with the continent's Joga Bonito philosophy strongly imbued.

Ahead of the 2019 tournament, Goal brings you everything you need to know, including when it is, teams involved, fixtures, results and more.


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

Tournament stage Date(s)
Group stage June 14 - June 24
Quarter-finals June 27 - June 29
Semi-finals July 2 - 3
Third-place play-off July 6
Final July 7

Notably it will be the last Copa America tournament to be held on an odd year, with CONMEBOL initiating a change to the scheduling.

From 2020 on, the Copa America will follow the same calendar as UEFA's European Championship.


Copa America 2019 group stage


The draw for the Copa 2019 was confirmed on January 24 , allocating the group stage of the 12 teams to participate in the competition.

Copa America 2019 teams

Team Confederation
Argentina CONMEBOL
Bolivia CONMEBOL
Brazil CONMEBOL
Chile CONMEBOL
Colombia CONMEBOL
Ecuador CONMEBOL
Paraguay CONMEBOL
Peru CONMEBOL
Uruguay CONMEBOL
Venezuela CONMEBOL
Japan AFC
Qatar AFC

As you can see, there are 10 CONMEBOL representatives and two extra teams from the AFC, Qatar and Japan, who accepted invitations to take part.

It is the first Copa America not to feature any CONCACAF representatives since teams were first invited.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1 Brazil (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Peru 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Venezuela 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Bolivia 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1 Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Chile 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Paraguay 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Qatar 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1 Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Ecuador 0 0 0 0 0 0

Copa America 2019 hosts


Maracana Brazil 2014 general view

Brazil will host the 2019 edition of the tournament and it will be their first time staging it since 1989.

It will be the fifth time the Copa America is being held in Brazil, with the country previously hosting in 1919, 1922 and 1949, as well as 1989.

Copa America 2019 stadiums

Stadium City Capacity
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

Games will take place in six stadiums across five cities, which you can see in the table above.

The opening match will be played at Estadio do Morumbi - home of the team Sao Paulo - in Sao Paulo and the final will take place at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.


Watch & live stream Copa America 2019


In the US, the tournament will be broadcast in both Spanish and English, with Telemundo clinching the Spanish rights. beIN Sports will offer coverage in English.

In 2016, the Copa America Centenario broadcasting rights were held by FOX and Univision in the US, while Premier Sports held the rights in the UK.


Who won the last Copa America?


Alexis Sanchez Chile Copa America 2016

Chile are the defending champions after winning the 2016 Copa America Centenario in the United States.

La Roja , then managed by Juan Antonio Pizzi, defeated Argentina on penalties in the final. It was Chile's second consecutive title win following their maiden triumph in 2015.

After the sides could not be separated in regulation or extra time, the game went to penalties and Chile triumphed 4-2 in the shootout, with Francisco Silva scoring the winning spot kick.

Lionel Messi, who failed to convert his spot kick, famously retired in the aftermath. It was his third consecutive defeat in the final of a major tournament - having lost in the previous year's Copa and the 2014 World Cup against Germany - and his fourth overall with Argentina.

"This is tough and a difficult time," Messi said after the loss. "The first thing that comes to my mind and that I have thought is that the end has come for me and our team [Argentina]."

"It has been four finals -- it just wasn't for me unfortunately. I looked for it, and wanted it so bad, but it didn't happen for me,"

The Barcelona star eventually reversed his decision and subsequently competed in the 2018 World Cup, but again, without success.