2020 Copa América

The 2020 Copa América will be the 47th edition of the Copa América, the international men's football championship organized by South America's football ruling body CONMEBOL. The tournament will take place in Colombia and Argentina from 12 June to 12 July 2020. This will mark the first time it will be hosted by more than one country since 1983, when it was played in a home-away basis, and the first time ever in two countries. Starting from this edition, the tournament will switch to be held every four years in even-numbered years, with the next edition taking place in 2024.

2020 Copa América
CONMEBOL Copa América Argentina-Colombia 2020
2020 Copa América logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countriesArgentina
Colombia
Dates12 June – 12 July[1]
Teams12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)9 (in 9 host cities)
2019
2024

Brazil are the title holders, having won their ninth title in 2019.

BackgroundEdit

In March 2017, CONMEBOL reportedly proposed that the Copa América take place in 2020 as part of a calendar change.[2] Following the 2019 edition in Brazil, the quadrennial tournament would move from odd to even years starting in 2020, with the following edition taking place in Ecuador in 2024. This would move the tournament in line with the UEFA European Championship, which is also held in even years with a 2020 edition taking place.[3] Reports suggested that the United States may host the tournament, having previously held the one-off Copa América Centenario in 2016, which celebrated the centenary of CONMEBOL and the Copa América.[4] On 18 September 2018, plans for a calendar change were confirmed by CONMEBOL president Alejandro Domínguez after submitting an official request to FIFA.[5]

On 26 October 2018 at the FIFA Council meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, the request was approved for the Copa América to take place in even years, starting with the 2020 edition.[6] The tournament will take place between 12 June and 12 July 2020, the same dates as UEFA Euro 2020.[1]

On 13 March 2019 CONMEBOL announced Argentina and Colombia as co-hosts of the 2020 event after the United States bid was rejected.[7][8] It was officially announced the same day when CONMEBOL approved of the joint hosting. It was officially awarded on 9 April 2019 at the CONMEBOL Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[9]

VenuesEdit

The tournament will take place in 9 venues in 9 cities, five in Argentina and four in Colombia. On 20 November 2019, CONMEBOL published a document confirming 8 venues, Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes in Córdoba, Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza, Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires and Estadio Ciudad de La Plata in La Plata for Argentina and Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero in Cali, Estadio Atanasio Girardot in Medellín, Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez in Barranquilla and Estadio El Campín in Bogotá for Colombia. Moreover, Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario in San Juan and Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas in Pereira were also nominated but not confirmed,[10] being finally dismissed.

On 3 December 2019, prior to the draw, it was known that Estadio Único in Santiago del Estero was included as one of the Argentine venues.[11][12]

Colombia will host the North Zone group, while Argentina will host the South Zone group. Each country will also host two quarter-finals and one semi-final. The third place match and final will be played in Colombia.[13]

  Argentina
Buenos Aires Córdoba La Plata Mendoza Santiago del Estero
Estadio Monumental Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes Estadio Ciudad de La Plata Estadio Malvinas Argentinas Estadio Único
Capacity: 70,074 Capacity: 57,000 Capacity: 53,000 Capacity: 49,268 Capacity: 28,000
(under construction)
         

Argentina

Colombia

  Colombia
Barranquilla Medellín Bogotá Cali
Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex Estadio El Campín Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
Capacity: 60,000 Capacity: 46,000 Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 36,000
       

TeamsEdit

All ten CONMEBOL national teams will participate in the competition, divided into two geographical zones for the group stage.[14]

In June 2019, the CONMEBOL Council officially approved the participation of Australia and Qatar as the two invited teams, who were the previous two winners of the AFC Asian Cup.[15] Australia would be making their debut appearance in the Copa América, while Qatar would be making their second appearance, having participated the previous year.

DrawEdit

The team allocations of the CONMEBOL members, divided into North Zone and South Zone, were announced on 9 April 2019.[16] The group stage draw was held on 3 December 2019, 19:30 COT (UTC−5), in Cartagena, Colombia to decide the zones of the two invited nations, Australia and Qatar, as well as the schedule of both groups. As hosts, Argentina and Colombia were automatically allocated to positions A1 and B1, respectively.[17] The opening match of the tournament will involve Argentina.[18]

Group A
(South Zone)
Pos Team
A1   Argentina
A2   Australia
A3   Bolivia
A4   Uruguay
A5   Chile
A6   Paraguay
Group B
(North Zone)
Pos Team
B1   Colombia
B2   Brazil
B3   Qatar
B4   Venezuela
B5   Ecuador
B6   Peru

The fixtures for the group stage were decided based on the draw results, as follows:[19][20][21][22][23]

Group stage schedule
Matchday Dates Matches
Matchday 1 12–14 June 2020 1 v 5, 2 v 4, 6 v 3
Matchday 2 16–18 June 2020 1 v 4, 6 v 2, 5 v 3
Matchday 3 20–23 June 2020 1 v 6, 2 v 3, 4 v 5
Matchday 4 25–28 June 2020 2 v 1, 3 v 4, 5 v 6
Matchday 5 30 June – 1 July 2020 3 v 1, 5 v 2, 4 v 6

Group stageEdit

The top four teams of each group will advance to the quarter-finals.

Group A (South Zone)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Argentina (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2   Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Bolivia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Chile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Paraguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 12 June 2020. Source: CONMEBOL
(H) Host.
Argentina  Match 1  Chile
Australia  v  Uruguay
Paraguay  v  Bolivia

Argentina  v  Uruguay
Chile  v  Bolivia
Paraguay  v  Australia

Argentina  v  Paraguay
Uruguay  v  Chile
Australia  v  Bolivia

Chile  v  Paraguay
Australia  v  Argentina
Bolivia  v  Uruguay

Bolivia  v  Argentina
Chile  v  Australia
Uruguay  v  Paraguay

Group B (North Zone)Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Colombia (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2   Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Qatar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Venezuela 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Ecuador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Peru 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 13 June 2020. Source: CONMEBOL
(H) Host.
Colombia  v  Ecuador
Brazil  v  Venezuela
Peru  v  Qatar

Colombia  v  Venezuela
Peru  v  Brazil
Ecuador  v  Qatar

Colombia  v  Peru
Venezuela  v  Ecuador
Brazil  v  Qatar

Brazil  v  Colombia
Ecuador  v  Peru
Qatar  v  Venezuela

Qatar  v  Colombia
Ecuador  v  Brazil
Venezuela  v  Peru

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
4 July – Cali
 
 
Runner-up Group B
 
8 July – Medellín
 
3rd Group A
 
Winner Match 32
 
4 July – Barranquilla
 
Winner Match 31
 
Winner Group B
 
12 July – Barranquilla
 
4th Group A
 
Winner Match 36
 
5 July – La Plata
 
Winner Match 35
 
Runner-up Group A
 
8 July – Córdoba
 
3rd Group B
 
Winner Match 33
 
5 July – Buenos Aires
 
Winner Match 34Third place play-off
 
Winner Group A
 
11 July – Bogotá
 
4th Group B
 
Loser Match 35
 
 
Loser Match 36
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Winner Group BMatch 314th Group A

Runner-up Group BMatch 323rd Group A

Runner-up Group AMatch 333rd Group B

Winner Group AMatch 344th Group B

Semi-finalsEdit

Winner Match 33Match 35Winner Match 34

Winner Match 32Match 36Winner Match 31

Third place play-offEdit

Loser Match 35Match 37Loser Match 36

FinalEdit

Winner Match 36Match 38Winner Match 35

ReferencesEdit

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