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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
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.

  Argentina
Avellaneda Córdoba Mendoza Buenos Aires Santiago del Estero
El Cilindro Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes Estadio Malvinas Argentinas Estadio Alberto J. Armando Estadio Único
Capacity: 61,000 Capacity: 57,000 Capacity: 49,268 Capacity: 49,000 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, along with two nations invited by CONMEBOL.[10]

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.[11] Australia would be making their debut appearance in the Copa América, while Qatar would be making their second appearance, having participated the previous year.

Group stageEdit

The team allocations of the CONMEBOL members were announced on 9 April 2019.[12] 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.

North ZoneEdit

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

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   Bolivia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Chile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Paraguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Invited nation #2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on June 2020. Source: CONMEBOL
(H) Host.
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Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, if a match is tied after 90 minutes:

  • In the quarter-finals, extra time is not played, and the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out.
  • 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.

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
July – TBD
 
 
TBD
 
July – TBD
 
TBD
 
TBD
 
July – TBD
 
TBD
 
TBD
 
12 July – TBD
 
TBD
 
Winner Match 35
 
July – TBD
 
Winner Match 36
 
TBD
 
July – TBD
 
TBD
 
TBD
 
July – TBD
 
TBDThird place play-off
 
TBD
 
July – TBD
 
TBD
 
Loser Match 35
 
 
Loser Match 36
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Match 31

Match 32

Match 33

Match 34

Semi-finalsEdit

Match 35

Match 36

Third place play-offEdit

Losers of Match 35Match 37Losers of Match 36

FinalEdit

Winners of Match 35Match 38Winners of Match 36

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Council makes key decisions for the future of football development". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  2. ^ Gonzalez, Roger (20 March 2017). "The Copa America is reportedly coming back to the United States in 2020". CBSSports.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. ^ Fernandez, Martín (20 March 2017). "Conmebol fará Copa América nos mesmos anos da Euro a partir de 2020" [CONMEBOL to have Copa América in same years of Euros from 2020]. Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). Grupo Globo. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  4. ^ Wahl, Grant (24 March 2017). "Wheels are in motion for another combined Copa America in USA for 2020". Sports Illustrated. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  5. ^ "CONMEBOL to change Copa America calendar". SuperSport. Naspers. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  6. ^ Gabilondo, Aritz (26 October 2018). "Oficial: la Copa América será los años pares desde 2020" [Official: Copa América will be in even years from 2020]. Diario AS (in Spanish). PRISA. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Consejo aprueba realizar Copa América 2020 en Sudamérica". CONMEBOL.com. 13 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Argentina and Colombia to host 2020 Copa America". Mundo Albiceleste Argentina. 13 March 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  9. ^ "La Copa América 2020 en dos zonas de Sudamérica para acercar los partidos de selecciones a sus aficionados | CONMEBOL". www.conmebol.com. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  10. ^ "La Copa América 2020 en dos zonas de Sudaméracercar los partidos de selecciones a sus aficionados". www.conmebol.com. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Australia y Qatar, invitadas a la CONMEBOL Copa América 2020" [Australia and Qatar invited to the CONMEBOL Copa América 2020] (in Spanish). São Paulo: CONMEBOL. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  12. ^ "La Copa América 2020 se disputará en dos zonas de Sudamérica para acercar los partidos de selecciones a sus aficionados". www.conmebol.com. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2019.

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