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.
In March 2017, CONMEBOL reportedly proposed that the Copa América take place in 2020 as part of a calendar change. 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. 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. On 18 September 2018, plans for a calendar change were confirmed by CONMEBOL president Alejandro Domínguez after submitting an official request to FIFA.
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. The tournament will take place between 12 June and 12 July 2020, the same dates as UEFA Euro 2020.
On 13 March 2019 CONMEBOL announced Argentina and Colombia as co-hosts of the 2020 event after the United States bid was rejected. 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.
All ten CONMEBOL national teams will participate in the competition, along with two nations invited by CONMEBOL.
In June 2019, the CONMEBOL Council officially approved the participation of Australia and Qatar as the two invited teams, who were the last two winners of the AFC Asian Cup. Australia would be making their debut appearance in the Copa América, while Qatar would be making their second appearance, having participated the previous year.
The team allocations of the CONMEBOL members were announced on 9 April 2019. The zones of the two invited nations, Australia and Qatar, will be decided via a draw on 3 December 2019 in Cartagena, Colombia.
The top four teams of each group will advance to the quarter-finals.
In the semi-finals, third place play-off and final, extra time could be played, where a fourth substitute would be allowed for each team. If still tied after extra time, the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out.