Copa America 2019 Dates - Schedule - Order of Play

The 2019 Copa America will serve as the 46th edition of the popular soccer event Copa America, the football championship of the international men coordinated by the football judgment body CONMEBOL of South America. It is going to held in Brazil.This tournament's winner will earn the right to compete for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup. Chile is the defending winner.

photgraph of winners of Copa America 2016 Chile who is defending team in Copa America 2019
photograph of winners of Copa America 2016 Chile who is defending team in Copa America 2019

Originally, the 2019 Copa América was to be hosted by Chile, while Brazil was expected to host the 2015 Copa América, because of CONMEBOL's turning policy of tournaments being held at alphabetical sequence.

However, because of the business of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2014 FIFA World Cup along with also the 2016 Summer Olympics in the Nation, Brazil chose against also hosting the 2015 Copa América.

Brazil and Chile's Football Federations discussed the concept of lugging round the purchase price of becoming hosts of the 2015 and 2019 championships.This agreement was accepted by CONMEBOL in 2012.


 After a meeting held in 25 April 2017, in Santiago, CONMEBOL has opted to maintain the 16-team format in the 2016 Copa América Centenario instead of this 12-team model employed in the preceding years. Because of this, 6 invitees will combine the 10 CONMEBOL associations.

The 2019 Copa America will be the final variant played on odd years. Beginning in 2020, the championship will be held every four years so as to stay coordinated with other leading continental tournaments throughout the globe such as the Euro Championship.


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