Now, there are 24 Copa América live televised matches and 1 TV channels will broadcast each and every one of them. The next match you will be able to enjoy is Argentina - TBC and it will be played next Saturday 22 June 2024 at 02:00 televised by To be confirmed.
The Copa América is the most important national team tournament in South America . Its first edition was held in 1916, which makes it the championship for national teams with the longest history. He is the only one that does not have a preliminary phase to qualify.
Since 1984, CONMEBOL made the decision to rotate the headquarters among the ten member countries of the federation. Each nation has the power to decide whether to host the event. The Copa América of 2015 was to be played in Brazil according to the order, but having organized the 2014 World Cup and preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games, they decided not to. That edition ended up playing in Chile. The Copa América Centenario , held in the United States, is the only one to date that has not been held in South America.
Starting in 1993, the organization has given two invitations to teams from other continents to fill in the necessary places until reaching 12 participants. National teams such as Costa Rica, Honduras, Japan, Jamaica, Mexico, Haiti, Panama, the United States or Qatar have competed in the Copa América . Spain had the option to participate in 2011, but the Royal Spanish Football Federation declined the proposal.
The current format consists of a group stage and knockout rounds . The teams are divided into three groups of four countries. The two with the most points advance to the round. The two best teams that finished third also qualify. In the event of a tie in the quarter-finals and semi-finals after 90 minutes, the match goes directly to the penalty shoot-out. In the final there is extra time before resorting to the throws from eleven meters.
The first edition of the Copa América was played in Argentina and had only four participants: Argentina , Brazil, Chile and Uruguay . Each team played three games and received two points in the event of a victory and one for a draw. The Uruguayan national team won the trophy after drawing 0-0 in the last match against the host.
The Copa América Centenario was a special edition of the competition held in 2016 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first tournament. It was the first time since 1947 that it was held in two consecutive years. This meant that it was the 2015 champion and not that year's champion who qualified for the Confederations Cup . Chile raised the trophy at the MetLife Stadium by beating Argentina on penalties 2-4.