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2021 Copa América
CONMEBOL Copa América 2021

Vibra o Continente
(Vibra el Continente)
English: "Rocking the Continent"
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates13 June – 10 July
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (15th title)
Runner-up Brazil
Third place Colombia
Fourth place Peru
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored65 (2.32 per match)
Attendance7,800 (279 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Lionel Messi
Colombia Luis Díaz
(4 goals each)
Best playerArgentina Lionel Messi
Best goalkeeperArgentina Emiliano Martínez
Fair play award Brazil
2019
2024

The 2021 Copa América was 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 Brazil from 11 June to 10 July 2021. On 20 May 2021, Colombia was removed as co-host amid ongoing protests against Colombian President Ivan Duque, while on 30 May, Argentina was removed due to surging COVID-19 cases in the country. On 31 May 2021 CONMEBOL confirmed Brazil as host of the tournament. The tournament was originally scheduled to take place from 12 June to 12 July 2020 as the 2020 Copa América. On 17 March 2020, CONMEBOL announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic in South America, the tournament had been postponed for a year, in conjunction with UEFA's decision to also postpone UEFA Euro 2020 to 2021.

Brazil are the title holders, having won their ninth title in 2019.

Background

In March 2017, CONMEBOL reportedly proposed that the Copa América take place in 2020 as part of a calendar change. 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. 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. On 18 September 2018, plans for a calendar change were confirmed by CONMEBOL president Alejandro Domínguez after submitting an official request to FIFA.

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. The tournament will take place between 12 June and 12 July 2020, the same dates as UEFA Euro 2020.

On 13 March 2019 CONMEBOL announced Argentina and Colombia as co-hosts of the 2020 event after the United States bid was rejected. 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.

COVID-19 pandemic and postponement

In March 2020, the pandemic in South America of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) began impacting football. FIFA announced that the first two rounds of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, due to take place in March, were postponed, while CONMEBOL temporarily suspended the Copa Libertadores. On 17 March 2020, CONMEBOL announced that the Copa América would be postponed to the following year, taking place from 11 June to 11 July 2021, in order to protect the health and safety of the teams, media, visitors and host cities. On the following day, the Bureau of the FIFA Council approved the date change in the FIFA International Match Calendar. As a result, the expanded FIFA Club World Cup, which was due to take place in June and July 2021, will be rescheduled.

Venues

The Brazilian government and the Brazilian Football Confederation announced on 1 June 2021, the cities of Brasília, Goiânia, Cuiabá and Rio de Janeiro as the hosts of the competition, with the following stadiums for the matches: Maracanã, Mané Garrincha, Pantanal and the Olímpico. The government will also allocate resources in the federal budget to provide the necessary support for the CONMEBOL's tournament logistics and security. Maracanã will host the final on 10 July.

Brasil2021.jpeg Rio de Janeiro
Estádio do Maracanã Estádio Nilton Santos
Capacity: 74,738 Capacity: 46,931
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Brasília Cuiabá Goiânia
Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha Arena Pantanal Estádio Olímpico
Capacity: 72,788 Capacity: 41,390 Capacity: 13,500
Brasilia Stadium - June 2013.jpg Cuiaba Arena.jpg Estadio-olimpico-pedro-ludovico-teixeira-go-ii.jpg

Teams

All ten CONMEBOL national teams will participate in the competition, divided into two geographical zones for the group stage.

In June 2019, the CONMEBOL Council officially approved the participation of Australia and Qatar as the two invited teams, who were the previous two winners of the AFC Asian Cup. Australia would be making their debut appearance in the Copa América, while Qatar would be making their second appearance, having participated in the previous edition.

CONMEBOL North Zone
CONMEBOL South Zone

Draw

The team allocations of the CONMEBOL members, divided into North Zone and South Zone, were announced on 9 April 2019. The group stage draw was held on 3 December 2019, 19:30 COT (UTC−5), in Cartagena. On 2 June 2021, Argentina and Brazil were allocated to positions A1 and B1, respectively, in the competition calendar update.

After the draw, the zones for the two invited nations and the positions of teams within the groups were as follows:

Group A
(South Zone)
Pos Team
A1  Argentina
A2  Bolivia
A3  Uruguay
A4  Chile
A5  Paraguay
Group B
(North Zone)
Pos Team
B1  Brazil (H)
B2  Colombia
B3  Venezuela
B4  Ecuador
B5  Peru

The fixtures for the group stage were decided based on the draw results. Later, the dates were modified with the new schedule.

Group stage schedule
Matchday Dates Matches
Matchday 1 11–13 June 2021 1 v 5, 2 v 4, 6 v 3
Matchday 2 15–17 June 2021 1 v 4, 6 v 2, 5 v 3
Matchday 3 18–21 June 2021 1 v 6, 2 v 3, 4 v 5
Matchday 4 22–24 June 2021 2 v 1, 3 v 4, 5 v 6
Matchday 5 27–28 June 2021 3 v 1, 5 v 2, 4 v 6

Squads

Main article: 2021 Copa América squads

Each team has to submit a list of 28 players (expanded from 23), three of whom must be goalkeepers.

Group stage

The full original schedule and kick-off times for the tournament were announced on 3 December 2019 and 4 March 2020 respectively.All match times listed are local, ART (UTC−3) in Argentina and COT (UTC−5) in Colombia. On 17 March 2020, the tournament was postponed until 2021 and the new schedule with several modifications was announced on 13 August 2020.

The top four teams of each group will advance to the quarter-finals.

Group A (South Zone)

Main article: 2021 Copa América Group A
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Argentina 4 3 1 0 7 2 +5 10 Advance to knockout stage
 Uruguay 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 7
 Paraguay 4 2 0 2 5 3 +2 6
 Chile 4 1 2 1 3 4 −1 5
 Bolivia 4 0 0 4 2 10 −8 0
14 June 2021 (2021-06-14)
18:00
Argentina  1–1  Chile Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 0
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
Messi Goal 33' Report Vargas Goal 57'
14 June 2021 (2021-06-14)
21:00
Paraguay  3–1  Bolivia Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza
Attendance: 0
Referee: Diego Haro (Peru)
Romero Gamarra Goal 62'
Á. Romero Goal 65'80'
Report Saavedra Goal 10' (pen.)

18 June 2021 (2021-06-18)
18:00 (17:00 UTC−4)
Chile  1–0  Bolivia Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá
Attendance: 0
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)
Brereton Goal 10' Report
18 June 2021 (2021-06-18)
21:00
Argentina  1–0  Uruguay Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Attendance: 0
Referee: Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
Rodríguez Goal 13' Report

21 June 2021 (2021-06-21)
18:00 (17:00 UTC−4)
Uruguay  1–1  Chile Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá
Attendance: 0
Referee: Raphael Claus (Brazil)
Suárez Goal 66' Report Vargas Goal 26'
21 June 2021 (2021-06-21)
21:00
Argentina  1–0  Paraguay Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Attendance: 0
Referee: Jesús Valenzuela (Venezuela)
Gómez Goal 10' Report

24 June 2021 (2021-06-24)
18:00
Bolivia  Match 15  Uruguay Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Córdoba
24 June 2021 (2021-06-24)
21:00
Chile  Match 16  Paraguay Estadio Único, Santiago del Estero

28 June 2021 (2021-06-28)
18:00
Uruguay  Match 19  Paraguay Estadio Único, Santiago del Estero
28 June 2021 (2021-06-28)
21:00 (20:00 UTC−4)
Bolivia  Match 20  Argentina Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá

Group B (North Zone)

Main article: 2021 Copa América Group B
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Brazil 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8 10 Advance to knockout stage
 Peru 4 2 1 1 5 7 −2 7
 Colombia 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 4
 Ecuador 4 0 3 1 5 6 −1 3
 Venezuela 4 0 2 2 2 6 −4 2
13 June 2021 (2021-06-13)
18:00
Brazil  3–0  Venezuela Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Attendance: 0
Referee: Esteban Ostojich (Uruguay)
Marquinhos Goal 23'
Neymar Goal 64' (pen.)
Gabriel Barbosa Goal 89'
Report
13 June 2021 (2021-06-13)
21:00 (20:00 UTC−4)
Colombia  1–0  Ecuador Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá
Attendance: 0
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
Cardona Goal 42' Néstor Pitana (Argentina)

17 June 2021 (2021-06-17)
18:00
Colombia  Match 5  Venezuela Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico, Goiânia
17 June 2021 (2021-06-17)
21:00
Brazil  Match 6  Peru Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro

20 June 2021 (2021-06-20)
18:00
Venezuela  Match 9  Ecuador Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro
20 June 2021 (2021-06-20)
21:00
Colombia  Match 10  Peru Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico, Goiânia

23 June 2021 (2021-06-23)
18:00
Ecuador  Match 13  Peru Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico, Goiânia
23 June 2021 (2021-06-23)
21:00
Brazil  Match 14  Colombia Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro

27 June 2021 (2021-06-27)
18:00
Brazil  Match 17  Ecuador Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico, Goiânia
27 June 2021 (2021-06-27)
18:00
Venezuela  Match 18  Peru Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília

Knockout stage

Main article: 2021 Copa América knockout stage

Bracket

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
3 July – Goiânia        
  Argentina  3
6 July – Brasília
  Ecuador  0  
  Argentina (p)  1 (3)
3 July – Brasília
    Colombia  1 (2)  
  Uruguay  0 (2)
10 July – Rio de Janeiro (Maracanã)
  Colombia (p)  0 (4)  
  Argentina   
2 July – Rio de Janeiro (Nilton Santos)
    Brazil   
  Brazil  1
5 July – Rio de Janeiro (Nilton Santos)
  Chile  0  
  Brazil  1 Third place
2 July – Goiânia
    Peru  0  
  Peru (p)  3 (4)   Colombia  3
  Paraguay  3 (3)     Peru  2
9 July – Brasília

Quarter-finals

2 July 2021 (2021-07-02)
18:00
Peru  3–3  Paraguay Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico, Goiânia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Esteban Ostojich (Uruguay)
Gómez Goal 21' (o.g.)
Lapadula Goal 40'
Yotún Goal 80'
Report Gómez Goal 11'
Alonso Goal 54'
Ávalos Goal 90'
  Penalties  
Lapadula Soccerball shad check.png
Yotún Soccerball shad check.png
Ormeño Missed
Tapia Soccerball shad check.png
Cueva Missed
Trauco Soccerball shad check.png
4–3 Soccerball shad check.png Á. Romero
Soccerball shad check.png Alonso
Missed Martínez
Missed Samudio
Soccerball shad check.png Piris Da Motta
Missed Espínola
2 July 2021 (2021-07-02)
21:00
Brazil  1–0  Chile Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 0
Referee: Patricio Loustau (Argentina)
Paquetá Goal 46' Report
3 July 2021 (2021-07-03)
19:00
Uruguay  0–0  Colombia Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Attendance: 0
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)
Report
  Penalties  
Cavani Soccerball shad check.png
Giménez Missed
Suárez Soccerball shad check.png
Viña Missed
2–4 Soccerball shad check.png Zapata
Soccerball shad check.png Sánchez
Soccerball shad check.png Mina
Soccerball shad check.png Borja
3 July 2021 (2021-07-03)
22:00
Argentina  3–0  Ecuador Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico, Goiânia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
De Paul Goal 40'
La. Martínez Goal 84'
Messi Goal 90+3'
Report

Semi-finals

5 July 2021 (2021-07-05)
20:00
Brazil  1–0  Peru Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 0
Referee: Roberto Tobar (Chile)
Paquetá Goal 35' Report
6 July 2021 (2021-07-06)
22:00
Argentina  1–1  Colombia Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Attendance: 0
Referee: Jesús Valenzuela (Venezuela)
La. Martínez Goal 7' Report Díaz Goal 61'
  Penalties  
Messi Soccerball shad check.png
De Paul Missed
Paredes Soccerball shad check.png
La. Martínez Soccerball shad check.png
3–2 Soccerball shad check.png Cuadrado
Missed Sánchez
Missed Mina
Soccerball shad check.png Borja
Missed Cardona

Third place play-off

9 July 2021 (2021-07-09)
21:00
Colombia  3–2  Peru Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Attendance: 0
Referee: Raphael Claus (Brazil)
Cuadrado Goal 49'
Díaz Goal 66'90+4'
Report Yotún Goal 45'
Lapadula Goal 82'

Final

Main article: 2021 Copa América Final
10 July 2021 (2021-07-10)
21:00
Argentina  Match 28  Brazil Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Esteban Ostojich (Uruguay)
Report

Official song

A customized version of "La Gozadera" by Cuban duo Gente de Zona was revealed as the official song of the tournament, ahead of its official reveal on May 11.

External links

2021 Copa América
Stages

Group A · Group B · Knockout stage · Final

General information

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