2019 CONMEBOL Copa América Previews, Predictions & Betting Tips

The 2019 CONMEBOL Copa América will be the 46th edition of an international men’s football tournament featuring teams from South America. The Copa América is organised by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), the governing body of football in South America.

The winner of the tournament automatically qualifies for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup. The FIFA Confederations Cup is the second biggest tournament conducted by FIFA after the FIFA World Cup.

Latest CONMEBOL Copa América News

CONMEBOL Copa América History 

The Copa América began in Argentina in 1916 as the South American Football Championship, only four teams participated including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. The tournament marked the founding of CONMEBOL which included the football associations of those four nations.

The remaining South American football associations joined in the following years, the last being Venezuela in 1952. The tournament was rebranded as the Copa América in 1975 and is the oldest international continental football competition.

Mexico has participated in every Copa América since 1993 when the tournament first featured 12 teams. Those teams compromised all 10 CONMEBOL nations and two teams from other confederations. 

The 2016 competition celebrated 100 years since the tournament’s inception. Called the Copa América Centenario, it featured 16 teams with the 10 CONMEBOL nations joined by Mexico, United States, Costa Rica, Panama, Jamaica and Haiti.

The United States hosted the 2016 edition, becoming the only non-CONMEBOL country to host the tournament. There have been 45 tournaments held since 1916, eight of the ten CONMEBOL nations winning at least once with only Ecuador and Venezuela yet to win. 

The right to host the Copa América has been done by a rotation policy since 1984, with host countries rotating in alphabetical order. The first rotation was completed in 2007 with Venezuela hosting the tournament.

The 2019 Copa America will be the final edition played on odd years and with 12 teams. The tournament will be held in the same year as the UEFA European Championship and feature 16 teams from 2020.

Who were the recent Copa América winners and runners-up?

Chile have won the past two Copa América titles after defeating Argentina in penalty shootouts in 2015 and 2016. Note the competition was known as the South American Championship between 1916 and 1967.

Runners-UpHost Nation


Argentina & Colombia

2016Chile0-0 (4-2p)ArgentinaUnited States
2015Chile0-0 (4-1p) ArgentinaUnited States
2004Brazil2-2 (4-2p)ArgentinaPeru
1995Uruguay1-1 (5-3p)BrazilUruguay
1991ArgentinaRound RobinBrazilChile
1989BrazilRound Robin UruguayBrazil
1987Uruguay2-0 / 1-1ChileArgentina
1983Uruguay2-0 / 1-1 BrazilVarious
1979Paraguay3-0 / 0-1ChileVarious
1975Peru0-1 / 2-1ColombiaVarious
1967UruguayGroup StageArgentinaUruguay
1963BoliviaGroup Stage ParaguayBolivia
1959UruguayGroup Stage ArgentinaEcuador
1959ArgentinaGroup Stage BrazilArgentina
1957ArgentinaGroup Stage BrazilPeru
1956UruguayGroup Stage ChileUruguay
1955ArgentinaGroup Stage ChileChile
1947ArgentinaGroup Stage ParaguayEcuador
1946ArgentinaGroup Stage BrazilArgentina
1945ArgenrinaGroup Stage BrazilChile
1942UruguayGroup Stage ArgentinaUruguay
1941ArgentinaGroup Stage UruguayChile
1939PeruGroup Stage UruguayPeru
1935UruguayGroup Stage ArgentinaPeru
1929ArgentinaGroup Stage ParaguayArgentina
1927ArgentinaGroup Stage UruguayPeru
1926UruguayGroup Stage ArgentinaChile
1925ArgentinaGroup Stage BrazilArgentina
1924UruguayGroup Stage ArgentinaUruguay
1923UruguayGroup Stage ArgentinaUruguay
1921ArgentinaGroup Stage BrazilArgentina
1920UruguayGroup Stage ArgentinaChile
1919Brazil1-0 (aet)UruguayBrazil
1917UruguayGroup Stage ArgentinaUruguay
1916UruguayGroup Stage ArgentinaArgentina

Where is the 2019 Copa América?

The 2019 CONMEBOL Copa América tournament will be held in Brazil. The tournament was originally going to be hosted by Chile due to CONMEBOL's rotation policy of hosts occurring in alphabetical order.

Due to Brazil hosting the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, it was decided to switch the 2015 and 2019 Copa América hosts between Chile and Brazil which was approved by CONMEBOL in 2012.

When is the 2019 Copa América?

The tournament takes place between 14 June and 7 July 2019. The opening match will feature host nation Brazil taking on Bolivia at the Estádio do Morumbi in São Paulo and conclude with the Final at the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro.

What Cities & Stadiums will host matches at the 2019 Copa América?

Six stadiums in five cities will host matches at the 2019 CONMEBOL Copa América in Brazil. The cities include Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre with São Paulo featuring two stadiums.

Rio de JaneiroEstádio do Maracanã74,738
São PauloEstádio do Morumbi67,428
São PauloArena Corinthians49,205
Belo HorizonteEstádio Mineirão58,170
Porto AlegreArena do Grêmio55,662
SalvadorItaipava Arena Fonte Nova51,900

CONMEBOL Copa América Qualification

There is no qualifying for the Copa América. All 10 CONMEBOL nations are invited to participate alongside invited nations from other associations.

2019 Copa América Teams & Squads

The 2019 Copa América will feature teams from 10 CONMEBOL nations including Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

2022 FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar accepted the invitation to participate alongside Japan. Both teams reached the final of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Qatar emerging victorious after a 3-1 win.

We have everything you need to know about all 12 nations including tournament history, best performances, manager and key players. The squads for each nation have yet to be released. 

2019 CONMEBOL Copa América Betting Odds

Brazil are clear favourites in the outright betting market for the 2019 CONMEBOL Copa América. The hosts are valued at 2.40. Argentina are next best followed by Uruguay, Chile and Colombia. 

The outsiders include Peru, Paraguay, Ecuador, Japan, Venezuela, Bolivia and Qatar. Please note that odds are subject to fluctuation:

Argentina 5.00

2019 CONMEBOL Copa América Groups, Draw & Fixtures

The draw took place on 24 January 2019 in Rio de Janeiro with all 12 teams drawn into three groups of four. FIFA Ranking determined the seeds and the distribution of teams in the pots of the draw. 

Group A
Group B
Group C

There will be a total of 26 matches 2019 CONMEBOL Copa América. We have a full list of all the fixtures including date, time, nations, stadium and stage so you don’t miss a minute of the action in Brazil.

2019 CONMEBOL Copa América Final

The 2019 CONMEBOL Copa América Final will take place on 7 July 201 at the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. The stadium underwent renovations in 200 to increase the capacity to approximately 103,000. 

The Estádio do Maracanã was closed for nine months between 2005 and 2006, reopening in 2007 with an all-seated capacity of 87,000. A major reconstruction project was initiated in 2010 for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

The first game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Maracanã was a 2-1 victory by Argentina against Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Estádio do Maracanã hosted the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on 13 July 2014, Germany defeating Argentina 1-0 after extra time.

Estádio do Maracanã view
The 2019 Copa América Final will be held at the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro on 7 July 2019 (Getty Images)

Who has won the most CONMEBOL Copa América titles?

Uruguay has won the most Copa América’s with 15 titles (1916, 1917, 1920, 1923 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1956, 1959, 1967, 1983, 1987, 1995 and 2011). 

Argentina are close behind having won the tournament 14 times (1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991 and 1993).

Brazil are surprisingly third on the list with eight victories (1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2004 and 2007). There are three nations that have won two Copa América titles; Paraguay (1953, 1979), Chile (2015, 2016) and Peru (1939, 1975).

Colombia (2001) and Bolivia (1963) have each won once, the remaining two CONMEBOL nations never to win the Copa América being Ecuador and Venezuela. 

Invited nations have never won the tournament, Mexico going close after finishing as runners-up (1993, 2001) and Honduras finishing third in 2001. 

Who are the defending Copa América champions?

Chile are the two-time defending champions, having won in 2015 on home soil and in the 2016 Copa América Centenario in the United States. On both occasions they defeated Argentina on penalties, remarkably both finals ended 0-0 after regulation and extra time.

What happened in the last Copa América?

The last edition of the tournament was the 2016 Copa América Centenario which was held in the United States. All 10 CONMEBOL nations competed alongside six invited teams and hosts United States, including Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Haiti and Panama.

United States, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina and Chile advanced to the knockout stage. Brazil and Uruguay failed to get out of the group stage which were huge shocks.

United States, Argentina, Colombia and Chile advanced to the semi-finals where Argentina defeated United States 4-0 and Chile defeated Colombia 2-0. 

The Copa América Centenario Final was contested between Argentina and Chile at the MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford in New Jersey on 26 June 2016. It was a tense and hard fought match with Chile’s Marcelo Diaz sent off in the 27th minute. Argentina had Marcos Rojo sent off in the 42nd minute to even the tables. 

Lionel Messi did his best to inspire Argentina to victory, Argentina winning the shot count 16-4 but unable to beat Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. Messi couldn’t score Argentina’s first penalty in the shootout as Chile won their second straight Copa América title.

2019 CONMEBOL Copa América Top 10 Goalscorers

Players from Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay dominate the individual goal scoring records at the CONMEBOL Copa América. Brazil’s Zizinho and Argentina’s Norberto Méndez share top spot with 17 goals scored.

Uruguay’s Severino Varela and Peru’s Lolo Fernández both scored 15 goals with five players registering 13 goals. These include Brazil’s Ademir and Jair, Argentina’s Gabriel Batistutaand Jose Manuel Moreno and Uruguay’s Héctor Scarone.

Two Uruguay players registered 12 goals in Roberto Porta and Ángel Romano. Four players have scored 11 goals at the Copa América including Bolivia’s Victor Agustín Ugarte, Argentina’s Herminio Masantonio, Peru’s Paolo Guerrero and Chile’s Eduardo Vargas.

Brazil’s Zizinho and Argentina’s Norberto Méndez both scored 17 goals at the Copa America.

2019 CONMEBOL Copa América Betting Tips

At Free Tips we will provide regular 2019 CONMEBOL Copa América tips during the tournament such as win/draw/win, Both Teams To Score (BTTS), first goalscorer, correct score, over/under 2.5 goals and outright tips including Copa América winner and Copa América top goalscorer.

2019 CONMEBOL Copa América Live Streaming

There are a number of ways to live stream the tournament depending on your location, right holders and subscriptions. Many official broadcasters have platforms to enable you to live stream all 26 matches at the 2019 CONMEBOL Copa America in Brazil.

TV Channel/s
AustraliaFox Sports
ArgentinaTV Publica, TyC Sports
BrazilSporTV, Rede Globo
BoliviaBolivision, Tigo Sports
ChileCanal 13
Colombia Senal Deportes, Caracol TV, RCN
CanadaCTV, TSN 
Costa RicaTeletica, Repretel
HaitiTele Haiti
Ecuador Ecuavisa, Gama TV, TC Television
El SalvadorCanal 4
FranceBeIN Sports
IndonesiaKompas TV
IranIRIB 3
JapanTV Tokyo
JamaicaCVM TV
Latin AmericaESPN
MalaysiaRTM, CNN Malaysia
PanamaTelemetro, TV Max
PeruAmerica Television
ParaguayParavision, Tigo SPorts, Telefuturo
MexicoTV Azteca, Televisa
Middle EastbeIN Sports
RussiaSport 1
Romania, Croatia, SerbiaArena Sport
Caribbean IslandsCVM TV
South AmericaDirecTV Sports
ThailandChannel 3
TurkeyNTV Sport
United StatesFox Sports, ESPN, Telemundo Deportes, Univision, NBC
UruguayTeledoce, Tenfield
South KoreaSBS
United KingdomBT Sport
IndiaSony Kix

Many online bookmakers offer live streaming services such as bet365. Live Streaming is free of charge for bet365 account holders with a funded Sports account or have placed a bet within the last 24 hours. Live Streaming at bet365 is available on desktop, mobile and tablet.

2019 CONMEBOL Copa America Free Bets

Many online bookmakers will be offering free bets during the 2019 Copa America in Brazil. Make sure to keep an eye out and visit Free Tips regularly throughout the tournament for all the latest offers.

2019 CONMEBOL Copa América Bet of the Day

Free Tips will be offering our 2019 Copa America bet of the day during the tournament which could be a win or draw pick, handicap, total goals, first goalscorer or anytime goalscorer. 

2019 CONMEBOL Copa América Results

Keep up to date with all the results at the 2019 Copa America to make sure you stay one step ahead ot the competiton and put yourself in the best position to have a successful betting tournament. 

2019 CONMEBOL Copa América Replays

Make sure to watch all the replays including match highlights so you don't miss any of the action from the 2019 Copa America. This will allow you to keep up to date with all the lates players that are scoring goals or are likely to score in upcoming matches. 

2019 CONMEBOL Copa América News

CONMEBOL's official website is a great place to start for all the latest news. Worldfootball.net also have a dedicated Copa America portal with all the latest news and results.

2019 CONMEBOL Copa América Social Media

CONMEBOL have official twitter, facebook and youtube accounts you can follow using your social media platform of choice.

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