Argentina, Colombia open Copa America looking to end drought

Argentina, Colombia open Copa America looking to end drought

Brazil kick off the competition against Bolivia in Sao Paulo on Friday night before games with Group A rivals Venezuela and Peru. Playing in this tournament provides another layer of incentive for our players to put themselves up for selection for the national team.

Ecuador have also never won the Copa America but will fancy their chances of reaching the knockouts from this pool, while Japan look to have picked a mostly experimental side gathered for experience.

Brazil have been synonymous with their famous yellow ever since, but together with kit manufacturers Nike they resurrected white shirts in a nod to the centenary of the nation's first-ever Copa America-winning team of 1919.


Current Asian Cup champions Qatar will join the Socceroos as the second guest participant, meaning the two most recent Asian champions will be represented. That was the year it won the South American championship for the second straight edition and 14th time overall.

The other will be drawn in the Argentina-based southern section along with Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia and Chile.

The top two nations from each group and the two best third-place nations will qualify for the quarterfinals.


Dominguez also said no decision has been made for where the knockout games of the 2020 tournament will be played.

"Sometimes it's normal for the fans to jeer, they want us to play well and win", Coutinho said.

Lionel Messi, the original Ronaldo and Ronaldinho are just a few names included in Barcelona's all-time South American XI.


Since 1993, several countries have been invited to compete in the tournament, usually coming from neighboring North or Central America or the Caribbean. It is because there is no official broadcaster of Copa America 2019 matches in India, though, earlier it was believed that Sony Network and its TV channels will bring the live telecast of the matches. In the final, a goalless draw against Chile led to a penalty shoot-out and despite scoring his penalty, Argentina lost.

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