Copa America Tickets Information
The Copa America is an international soccer tournament that pits members of CONCACAF (North America) and CONMEBOL (South America) against each other in one of the world's largest intercontinental soccer events. Copa America is Portuguese for “America Cup” and the tournament is one of the most unique and competitive soccer events in the world. The tournament was founded in 1916 and Copa America has been contested over 40 times since then. The name “Copa America” was adopted in 1975, after previously going by “South American Football Championship.” Copa America was predominately a South American tournament for much of its history, but has created a tradition of inviting members from North America's CONCACAF to participate and host the event.
The format of the tournament has changed numerous times over the years, and is doing so again in 2019. The Copa America will feature 16 teams, similar to 2016 Copa America Centenario; all 10 CONMEBOL national teams, three teams from CONCACAF, and three teams from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will participate. Additionally, 2019 will be the last year the tournament is held on an odd-numbered year. Beginning in 2020, it will be held the same year as similar tournaments such as the UEFA Championship. The Copa America consists of two stages: a group stage followed by a knockout stage. The teams are likely to be broken up into four groups of four teams, with the top two from each group advancing to the knockout stage.
2019 Copa America Preview
The 2019 Copa America will follow the tournament format change made for Copa America Centenario in 2016 and include 16 teams instead of its typical 12. The Copa America will return to South America and be played in Brazil, with cities such as Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo expected to be among the hosts. Check back with us closer to the tournament for the official schedule, teams and groups for the 2019 Copa America.