Copa America 2019
Copa América 2019: fixtures, dates, groups and teams
The 46th edition of the Copa América commences on June 14th and will be staged in five cities across Brazil with the final on July 7th.
The 46th edition of the CONMEBOL's Copa América kicks-off this Friday (June 14th ) with host nation Brazil facing Bolivia in Sao Paolo. The tournament will be staged in the cities of Sao Paolo, Salvador de Bahia, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonto and Rio de Janeiro with the final taking place on July 7 at the iconic Estadio do Maracana in Rio.
12 teams will participate in the competition with ten hailing from South America along with World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar and Japan invited as 'guests'.
Group A: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela
Group B: Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay and Qatar
Group C: Ecuador, Japan, Uruguay and Chile
8 sides will progress to the quarter final stage with the top two sides from each group being joined by two of the best third placed sides.
Host nation Brazil are favourites to lift the trophy despite the absence of star player Neymar Jr after the striker sustained an ankle injury in last week's warm-up match against Qatar.
Second favourites Argentina will inevitably look to Lionel Messi with chances for the Barcelona striker to win International silverware now at a premium for the Rosario born player who turns 32 on June 24th.
Uruguay complete the podium for fancied sides with the bookmakers and the Charrúa strike-force possess one of the most lethal attacks in the tournament with Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Mani Gomez and Giriona's Stuani.
Brazil 2/1 - Argentina 4.5/1 - Uruguay 8-1
Copa América viewing
Copa America in the USA: Games can be seen on: ESPN+, Telemundo, NBC Sports Live Extra App, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Copa America in UK/Ireland: Premier Sports have rights for the tournament
Copa America in Spain: DAZN España will show the tournament in it's entirety