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When and where is Copa America 2024? Dates, schedule and host venues for CONMEBOL tournament

After the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the Copa America will be the next big event for the national teams of North, South and Central America. 

Will Argentina defend their title? Will the other countries on the continent win back the trophy? 

Those are just some of the questions that will be answered when the tournament takes place in the United States during the Northern Hemisphere summer.

The Sporting News gives you all the information you need on the 2024 edition of the Copa America.

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When is the Copa America 2024 being played?

This edition of the Copa America will be held in June and July 2024. It was originally scheduled for mid-2023, but FIFA required that the tournament go hand-in-hand on the calendar with the European Championship, so it was postponed.

The opening date of the competition will be June 20, 2024 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, while the final will be on July 14 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami .

Where will the Copa America 2024 be played?

On Friday, January 27, and after much speculation, South American governing body CONMEBOL, together with North and Central American equivalent CONCACAF, confirmed that  the Copa America 2024 will be held in the United States.

Initially, CONMEBOL had stated that Ecuador would be the host of the tournament, which it last held in 1993. However, in 2020 Alejandro Dominguez, the president of CONMEBOL, clarified that Ecuador had only made an application to host.

In November 2022, Francisco Egas, the president of the Ecuadorian Football Federation, expressed that his country would not be in a position to host the Copa America, after having hosted the final of the 2022 Copa Libertadores.

Since then, several different possible venues have been mentioned, both South American countries and even members of CONCACAF: the United States, Canada and Mexico will host the 2026 World Cup and it had been suggested using the Copa America as a test event, as Qatar did in 2021 with the organization of the Arab Cup.

In 2016, the United States already hosted a special edition of the Copa America, the Copa America Centenario, so in the end they were the obvious choice.

Venues and stadiums of the Copa America 2024

On Monday, December 4, CONMEBOL, through a video, revealed the tournament stadiums.

East Coast

  • MetLife Stadium : East Rutherford (New Jersey)
  • Hard Rock Stadium : Miami (Florida)
  • Exploria Stadium : Orlando (Florida)
  • Bank of America Stadium : Charlotte (North Carolina)
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium : Atlanta (Georgia)

Central

  • GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium : Kansas City, Missouri
  • Children’s Mercy Park : Kansas City, Missouri
  • AT&t Stadium : Arlington (Texas)
  • NRG Stadium : Houston (Texas)
  • Q2 Stadium : Austin (Texas)

West Coast

  • State Farm Stadium : Glendale (Arizona)
  • Allegiant Stadium : Las Vegas (Nevada)
  • SoFi Stadium : Inglewood (California)
  • Levi’s Stadium : Santa Clara (California)

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Which teams will play in the Copa America 2024?

The 10 teams that are part of CONMEBOL and are confirmed in the Copa America 2024 are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

In addition, the six best CONCACAF teams will be part of the tournament, with their tickets sealed according to results in the 2023-2024 CONCACAF Nations League. 

CONCACAF qualified teams

  • USA
  • Panama
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica or Panama
  • Canada or Trinidad and Tobago

Copa America 2024 groups

Group A B Group Group C Group D
Argentina Mexico USA Brazil
Peru Ecuador Uruguay Colombia
Chile Venezuela Panama Paraguay
Canada or Trinidad and Tobago Jamaica Bolivia Costa Rica or Honduras
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