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The 2020 Copa América will be the 47th edition of the Copa América, the quadrennial 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.

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

Starting from this edition, the tournament will switch to be held in even-numbered years, with the next edition taking place in 2024.

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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 the Argentina and Colombia as co-hosts of the 2020 event after the United States bid was rejected along with bids from Australia, China, Russia and Qatar.[7] It was officially announced the same day when CONMEBOL approved the event to be organized the joint hosting. It was officially awarded on 9 April 2019 at the CONMEBOL Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[8]

VenuesEdit

The tournament will take place in 9 venues in 9 cities

ArgentinaEdit

ColombiaEdit

TeamsEdit

All ten CONMEBOL national teams are eligible to enter. Two invited nations will also participate.[9]

Group stageEdit

The team allocations were announced on 9 April 2019.[10] 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
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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
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Knockout stageEdit

Quarter-finalsEdit

Match 31

Match 32

Match 33

Match 34

Semi-finalsEdit

Match 35

Match 36

Third place play-offEdit

Loser Match 35Match 37Loser Match 36

FinalEdit

Winner Match 35Match 38Winner 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. ^ "Argentina and Colombia to host 2020 Copa America". Mundo Albiceleste Argentina. 13 March 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  8. ^ "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.
  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 se disputará en dos zonas de Sudamérica para acercar los partidos de selecciones a sus aficionados | CONMEBOL". www.conmebol.com. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2019.

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