Between 14 June and 7 July the 46th edition
of the Copa América will take place in Brazil.
The competition includes 10 South American
nations and two guest participants and will
feature some of the best national teams in
Who will be crowned champions? For that we
will have to wait for the final in Rio de Janeiro
but before we can take a look at what makes
the tournament so attractive.
1. Which teams will be taking part in the Copa América?
The ten nations, Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela,
Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay,
Uruguay, Ecuador and Chile, which form the
South American Football Federation
(CONMEBOL) plus Japan and Qatar.
The last two have been invited by
CONMEBOL to take part in the tournament,
a tradition which goes back to 1993.
2. Luis Suárez’s Uruguay most successful nation
The ‘celeste’ are the team with most wins in
the Copa América having lifted the trophy a
record 15 times.
The most recent victory came in 2011 with
Luis Suárez opening the scoring in a 3-0 win
over a Paraguay side coached by former
Barça boss Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino.
3. The final in the Maracanã Stadium
The final on 7 July will be played in the
legendary Maracanã Stadium in Rio de
The opening fixture of the tournament, Brazil
v Bolivia, will be played on 14 June in the
Morumbi Stadium in São Paulo.
4. Barça players involved
Up to seven blaugranes could take part in the
tournament: Leo Messi (Argentina), Malcom,
Philippe Coutinho, Arthur (Brazil), Luis
Suárez (Uruguay), Arturo Vidal (Chile) and
Jeison Murillo (Colombia)
5. Barça v Barça
There are two possible clashes between
blaugranes in the initial phase of the
In Group B Leo Messi’s Argentina come up
against Jeison Murillo’s Colombia and in
Group C Luis Suárez’s Uruguay face Arturo