The 2019 Copa América will be the 46th edition of the Copa América, the quadrennial international men's football championship organized by South America's football ruling body CONMEBOL. It will be held in Brazil. The winner of the tournament will earn the right to compete for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup. Chile will be the defending champions.
Originally, the 2019 Copa América was to be hosted by Chile, while Brazil was due to host the 2015 Copa América, due to CONMEBOL's rotation policy of tournaments being held in alphabetical order. However, due to the organization of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics in that country, Brazil decided against also hosting the 2015 Copa América. Brazil and Chile's Football Federations discussed the idea of swapping around the order of being hosts of the 2015 and 2019 championships. This agreement was approved by CONMEBOL in 2012.
All ten CONMEBOL national teams are eligible to enter. If the current format of 12 teams is maintained, two teams from outside CONMEBOL will also be invited.
While 2019 is three years away, Brazil figures to be in a favorable position to add to its success as the tournament’s host country. It is seventh in the official FIFA rankings as of Tuesday, and three top-notch European teams ahead of Brazil in Belgium (No. 2), Germany (No. 4) and Spain (No. 6) will not participate in the tournament.
Copa America 2019 will be played according to round robin formation. Total twelves teams will be divided into three groups where four teams in each. Every team will play three matches against others. At the end of the group stage, top two teams from each group along with two best placed 3rd teams will qualify for next quarter final. According to the last season, total ten venues in United States were selected for the season of CA 2016. In upcoming season, the venues are to be announced. The venues in Brazil would probably based on FIFA World Cup 2014. Brazil was automatically drawn to the position A1 in the group stage round, a group which is expected to be played on Maracana Stadium.
The CA is one of the most prestigious which is currently considered the world’s 3rd largest as well as top south America football competition. It is also one of the most viewed sporting event and so, the next event in Brazil will broadcast throughout the world.
CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez has also shared his certainty that Brazil will be an amazing host in 2019. This will see the regional football tournament return to Brazil, which last hosted the Copa America in 1989, while having organised it three more times in 1919, 1922 and 1949. Asked about the ongoing Copa America Centenario in the US, Dominguez praised the host nation for being "as beautiful as Chile last year and as Brazil will be in 2019."
Who wins the Copa América 2019?