On Thursday December 7, football enthusiasts from around the globe eagerly awaited the broadcast by the South American Football Confederation, where the highly anticipated Group Stage draw for the CONMEBOL Copa América 2024 unfolded. This football spectacle is scheduled to captivate audiences from June 20 to July 14 next year in the United States, promising an unforgettable experience for fans.
Group Lineup and Exciting Matches: An Overview
The 16 participating teams have been meticulously divided into four groups, setting the stage for a total of 32 exhilarating matches. Let’s delve into the details of each group:
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Returning to the United States: A Grand Comeback
After an eight-year hiatus, the world’s oldest national teams tournament is making a triumphant return to the United States, following the memorable Centenario edition. This edition will feature matches hosted across 14 stadiums spanning the nation, with the opening match scheduled to unfold on June 20 in the vibrant city of Atlanta.
Road to the Finals: A Timeline of Excitement
The tournament’s journey will commence with the Group Stage, taking place from June 20 to July 2, paving the way for the quarter-finals from July 4 to July 6. The semi-finals are set to enthrall audiences on July 9 and 10, leading to the third-place match on July 13. The grand crescendo of the event will be the Final on July 14 at the illustrious Hard Rock Stadium, boasting a commendable capacity of 65,000 spectators.
Dynamic Tournament Locations: East, West, and Central
The tournament’s dynamics are intricately woven into its geographical locations. Two groups will play in the west and central areas of the country, with the quarter-finals taking place in the west and central regions. As the competition progresses, the semi-finals and final will unfold in the eastern part of the United States.
Legendary Champions and Trophy Count: A Storied Legacy
The history of the CONMEBOL Copa América is adorned with legendary champions. Uruguay and Argentina stand tall, each boasting 15 trophies, closely followed by Brazil with 9. Peru, Paraguay, and Chile have clinched the title twice, while Bolivia and Colombia have each celebrated a championship victory.
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CONMEBOL Copa América 2024: A Joint Endeavor
In its 48th edition, the CONMEBOL Copa América 2024 stands as a testament to collaboration, featuring the participation of 10 CONMEBOL teams and 6 CONCACAF guest teams. The 6 Concacaf teams are set to qualify through the Concacaf Nations League 2023/24. Notably, this edition marks the second time in the tournament’s storied history that it will host 16 teams, the first being the 2016 edition, also held in the United States.
Play-In Matches for Remaining Slots: The Unfinished Chapter
While the majority of the participant slots are confirmed, two slots for Concacaf participants remain undecided. The outcome will be determined through play-off matches between Canada vs Trinidad and Tobago and Costa Rica vs Honduras, scheduled for March 23, 2024.
CAPITÁN Soars: A Symbolic Mascot for CONMEBOL Copa América 2024
The emblematic figure for the 48th edition of the oldest and most thrilling national team tournament in the continent is CAPITÁN, who takes the form of an eagle. This choice is a symbol of freedom, passion, and the unwavering, determined spirit that defines the teams partaking in the competition.
The decision to have an eagle as the mascot for the CONMEBOL Copa América 2024™ draws inspiration from the profound symbolism associated with this majestic creature in diverse cultures across the Americas. The eagle serves as a powerful representation of strength, boldness, and excellence, aligning perfectly with the essence and energy of this prestigious tournament.
Ticket Information: Be Part of the Spectacle
For fans eagerly anticipating the grandeur of the greatest edition, tickets for CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024 will be made available starting in mid-January. Register at www.copaamerica.com for an exclusive presale opportunity before the public on-sale. This is your golden opportunity to witness the biggest stars in world football light up the field in June and July 2024, creating memories that will last a lifetime.