|CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019|
Vibra o Continente
(Vibra el Continente)
English: Rocking the Continent
|Dates||14 June – 7 July|
|Teams||12 (from 2 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||6 (in 5 host cities)|
|Champions||Brazil (9th title)|
|Goals scored||60 (2.31 per match)|
|Attendance||867,245 (33,356 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Everton|
(3 goals each)
|Best player(s)||Dani Alves|
|Fair play award||Brazil|
The 2019 Copa América was the 46th edition of the Copa América, the international men's association football championship organized by South America's football ruling body CONMEBOL. It was held in Brazil and took place between 14 June and 7 July 2019 at 6 venues across the country.
Heading into the tournament, Chile were the two-time defending champions, having won the 2015 and 2016 editions of the tournament, but were eliminated by Peru in the semi-finals leading to the third place match against Argentina, which they also lost.
Originally, the 2019 Copa América was to be hosted by Chile, while Brazil was due to host the 2015 Copa América, because CONMEBOL normally rotates tournament host nations in alphabetical order. However, because Brazil hosted the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil decided against also hosting the 2015 Copa América. Brazil's and Chile's football federations agreed to swap their host nation order for the 2015 and 2019 championships, and CONMEBOL approved this agreement in 2012.
On 14 June 2018, CBF Vice President Fernando Sarney announced that five cities would host the tournament: Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre. The list of stadia was decided on 17 September 2018. The opening match was held at the Estádio do Morumbi in São Paulo, the semi-finals were held at the Arena do Grêmio in Porto Alegre and Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, and the final was held at the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. On 23 November 2018, CONMEBOL announced that the second São Paulo venue would be changed from the Allianz Parque to Arena Corinthians.
|Rio de Janeiro||São Paulo|
|Estádio do Maracanã||Estádio do Morumbi||Arena Corinthians|
|Capacity: 74,738||Capacity: 67,428||Capacity: 49,205|
|Belo Horizonte||Porto Alegre||Salvador|
|Estádio Mineirão||Arena do Grêmio||Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova|
|Capacity: 58,170||Capacity: 55,662||Capacity: 51,900|
Apart from all ten CONMEBOL national teams which were eligible to enter, CONMEBOL initially planned to hold a 16-team tournament by inviting six teams from outside CONMEBOL. On 16 March 2018, CONMEBOL announced three teams from CONCACAF and three teams from Asian Football Confederation (AFC) would be invited to participate in the 2019 Copa América. On 12 April 2018, it was announced that Qatar, the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, accepted the invitation to participate in the tournament. On 4 May 2018, CONMEBOL announced that the tournament would instead be played with 12 teams, the same number as previous editions since 1993 (apart from the Copa América Centenario held in 2016), with the two guest teams being Qatar and Japan from the AFC. Both teams managed to reach the final of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup held in the UAE, which was won by Qatar.
Qatar made their debut appearance in the Copa América, becoming the first Arab nation to play in the tournament, while Japan made their second appearance, their first since 1999. This was also the first Copa América to not feature any team from CONCACAF since teams had been invited; in particular, Mexico, which competed in all ten editions since 1993 as an invited team, did not participate in this tournament. United States competed in four tournaments, including the 2016 event as host.
The draw of the tournament took place on 24 January 2019, 20:30 BRST (UTC−2), at the Cidade das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 12 teams were drawn into three groups of four, by selecting one team from each of the 4 ranked pots.
At the CONMEBOL Council meeting held on 23 November 2018, it was decided that FIFA Ranking would be the basis to determine the seeds and the distribution of the rest of teams in the pots of the draw. This decision will also be valid for future editions of the Copa America.
For the draw, the teams were allocated to four pots based on the FIFA World Ranking of December 2018 (shown in brackets). Pot 1 contained the hosts Brazil (who were automatically assigned to position A1) and the best two teams, pot 2 contained the next best three teams, and so on for pots 3 and 4. The teams from Pot 1 would be assigned to position 1 in their group, while the teams from Pots 2, 3 and 4 would be drawn to one of the positions 2, 3 or 4 in their group. The two guest teams, Japan and Qatar, which were seeded in different pots, could not be drawn in the same group.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
Juan Pablo Belatti
|Bolivia||Gery Vargas||José Antelo|
Marcelo Van Gasse
Jhon Alexander León
|Paraguay||Mario Díaz de Vivar
Each team had to submit a list of 23 players (3 must be goalkeepers).
|Matchday 1||14–17 June 2019||1 v 2, 3 v 4|
|Matchday 2||18–21 June 2019||1 v 3, 2 v 4|
|Matchday 3||22–24 June 2019||4 v 1, 2 v 3|
The ranking of teams in the group stage was determined as follows:
|1||Brazil (H)||3||2||1||0||8||0||+8||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||Colombia||3||3||0||0||4||0||+4||9||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||Uruguay||3||2||1||0||7||2||+5||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||A||Peru||3||1||1||1||3||6||−3||4||Advance to knockout stage|
In the knockout stage, if a match was tied after 90 minutes:
|27 June – Porto Alegre|
|Brazil (p)||0 (4)|
|2 July – Belo Horizonte|
|28 June – Rio de Janeiro|
|7 July – Rio de Janeiro|
|28 June – São Paulo (Corinthians)|
|3 July – Porto Alegre|
|Chile (p)||0 (5)|
|29 June – Salvador|
|Peru||3||Third place play-off|
|6 July – São Paulo (Corinthians)|
|Peru (p)||0 (5)|
There were 60 goals scored in 26 matches, for an average of 2.31 goals per match.
1 own goal
The Technical Study Group announced the tournament's Best XI squad.
The mascot of the tournament was Zizito, a capybara whose name paid homage to Zizinho, the Brazilian footballer who shared the all-time goal-scoring record in the Copa América (17 goals with Argentine Norberto Doroteo Méndez).
The slogan of the 2019 Copa América was "Vibra el Continente/Vibra o Continente" (Rocking the Continent).
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