The Copa América 2021 will be the 47th game of the South American continental championship in football. It is taking place for the first time in Argentina and Colombia in two countries. Argentina hosted the tournament nine times before. For Colombia it will be the second edition of the Copa America after 2001 .
The championship was originally scheduled for 2020. With this issue, the host of the tournament was to just-year figures in the rhythm be changed from four years and so, at the request of the South American federation CONMEBOL , to the rhythm of European football are equalized. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic , CONMEBOL decided on March 17, 2020 to postpone it by one year. Like the European Championship in 2021 , the Copa America will be held from June 11th to July 11th, 2021. The Copa America is scheduled to take place in Ecuador in 2024 .
On April 9, 2019, the CONMEBOL announced at a meeting in the Brazilian Rio de Janeiro with that the tournament will be held in Argentina and Colombia.
In addition to ten South American teams, two visiting teams from outside South America complete the field. On June 13, 2019, the last two winners of the Asian Cup , Australia ( 2015 ) and Qatar ( 2019 ), were confirmed as visiting teams.
It is to be played in nine stadiums in nine cities. There will be five stadiums in Argentina and four venues in Colombia. The Estadio Único de Santiago del Estero is a new building and is scheduled to open in 2020.
The teams were divided into two groups. In Colombia, the Zona Norte ( German North Zone ) will play their games in the preliminary round. The Zona Sur ( German South Zone ) in Argentina houses the other part of the teams. The four best placed in each group advance to the quarter-finals. On December 3, 2019, the preliminary round groups were drawn in Cartagena to determine the positions of the visiting teams and the schedule in. The opening game is to take place at the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires. The final is planned for the Estadio Metropolitano in Barranquilla.
The dates of the games still refer to the event in 2020. A current schedule for the tournament has not yet been set.