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Group A of the 2021 Copa América, also referred to as the South Zone, took place from 11 to 27 June 2021 in Argentina. The group consists of hosts Argentina, guests Australia, Bolivia, record winners Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay.

Originally, the Group A was scheduled to be played from 12 to 30 June 2020. However, on 17 March 2020 the tournament was postponed until 2021 due to the pandemic in South America of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

On 30 May 2021, Argentina was removed as co-host due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teams

Draw position Team Appearance Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
June 2021
A1  Argentina (hosts) 43rd Winners (1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959 (A), 1991, 1993)
A2  Australia (invitee) 1st Debut
A3  Bolivia 28th Winners (1963)
A4  Uruguay 45th Winners (1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1956, 1959 (E), 1967, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2011)
A5  Chile 40th Winners (2015, 2016)
A6  Paraguay 38th Winners (1953, 1979)

Standings

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

In the quarter-finals:

  • The winners of Group A will advance to play the fourth-placed team of Group B.
  • The runners-up of Group A will advance to play the third-placed team of Group B.
  • The third-placed team of Group A will advance to play the runners-up of Group B.
  • The fourth-placed team of Group A will advance to play the winners of Group B.

Matches

The original 2020 schedule and kick-off times were announced on 3 December 2019 and 4 March 2020 respectively. The new 2021 schedule was announced on 13 August 2020. Following the withdrawal of Australia, the shortened schedule was announced on 15 March 2021.

The most significant modification in the new schedule of group A was the venue change of the match between Chile and Paraguay, moved from Córdoba to Santiago del Estero. In consecuense, the Estadio Único will host two matches. The Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata venue was ruled out as a result of the schedule shortening.

Matchday 1

Argentina vs Chile

14 June 2021 (2021-06-14)
18:00
Argentina  Match 3  Chile Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)

Paraguay vs Bolivia

14 June 2021 (2021-06-14)
21:00
Paraguay  Match 4  Bolivia Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico, Goiânia
Referee: Diego Haro (Peru)

Matchday 2

Chile vs Bolivia

18 June 2021 (2021-06-18)
18:00 (17:00 UTC−4)
Chile  Match 7  Bolivia Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá

Argentina vs Uruguay

18 June 2021 (2021-06-18)
21:00
Argentina  Match 8  Uruguay Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília

Matchday 3

Uruguay vs Chile

21 June 2021 (2021-06-21)
18:00 (17:00 UTC−4)
Uruguay  Match 11  Chile Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá

Argentina vs Paraguay

21 June 2021 (2021-06-21)
21:00
Argentina  Match 12  Paraguay Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília

Matchday 4

Bolivia vs Uruguay

24 June 2021 (2021-06-24)
18:00 (17:00 UTC−4)
Bolivia  Match 15  Uruguay Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá

Chile vs Paraguay

24 June 2021 (2021-06-24)
21:00
Chile  Match 16  Paraguay Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília

Matchday 5

Uruguay vs Paraguay

28 June 2021 (2021-06-28)
21:00
Uruguay  Match 19  Paraguay Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro

Bolivia vs Argentina

28 June 2021 (2021-06-28)
21:00 (20:00 UTC−4)
Bolivia  Match 20  Argentina Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá

External links

2021 Copa América
Stages

Group A · Group B · Knockout stage · Final

General information

Squads

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