COPA AMERICA 2021 : A MONTH TO CHERISH

The 47th edition of the international men’s football championship organised by South America’s football ruling body CONMEBOL. The tournament was hosted in Brazil from 13 June to 10 July 2021. Originally the tournament was scheduled to be hosted in Argentina and Colombia from 12June to 12 July but due to the outbreak of COVID 19 the game was relocated in Brazil. The worldwide audience witnesses some amazing matches and some great sportsmanship in the field. On 20 May 2021, Colombia was removed as co-host amid ongoing protests against President Iván Duque Márquez, and Argentina was then removed on 30 May due to COVID-19 issues. CONMEBOL confirmed Brazil as the new host of the tournament.

Hosts Brazil were the title holders, having won their ninth title in 2019, which they also hosted. Argentina won their fifteenth title by defeating the host, Brazil, 1–0 in the final. It was Argentina’s first senior title since 1993.Argentina also equalled Uruguay’s record for winning the Copa America title on the most number of occasions.Colombia won the third place.

VENUES.

1 June 2021, the cities of Brasília, Goiânia, Cuiabá and Rio de Janeiro as the hosts of the competition,with the following stadiums for the matches: Maracanã, Mané Garrincha, Pantanal and the Olímpico. On 2 June, the CBF decided to use the Nilton Santos as the second stadium in Rio de Janeiro.The government will also allocate resources in the federal budget to provide the necessary support for the CONMEBOL’s tournament logistics and security. Mané Garrincha will host the opening on 13 June,the final will be in Maracanã on 10 July.

The venues.

MATCH OFFICIALS. On 21 April 2021, CONMEBOL announced a total of 14 referees, 22 assistant referees, 16 video assistant referees (VAR), and 10 support referees appointed for the tournament. This edition will feature the participation of a Spanish refereeing team as part of the memorandum of understanding signed by CONMEBOL and UEFA in February 2020, which included a referee exchange programme.

MASCOT

Pibe was selected as the official Mascot for the tournament and it was the 14th Mascot selected as an official Mascot in the history of Copa America

BROADCASTING RIGHTS

The Tournament was broadcasted by different networks all over South America

Territory Broadcaster(s)
Argentina
TVP TyC Sports Vrio Corp.
Bolivia
Tigo Sports Unitel
Brazil
ESPN Fox Sports SBT
Chile
Canal 13 TNT Sports Vrio Corp.
Colombia
Caracol Televisión RCN Televisión Vrio Corp. Win Sports
Ecuador
TC Televisión Vrio Corp.
Paraguay
SNT Telefuturo Tigo Sports Trece Vrio Corp.
Peru
América Televisión Vrio Corp.
Uruguay
Dexary Vrio Corp.
Venezuela
La TeleTuya VC Sports

THE REST OF THE WORLD WAS ALSO CATERED BY DIFFERENT NETWORK

Albania DigitAlb
Australia Optus Sport
Balkans Arena Sport Canada
RDS TSN Univision
Caribbean
Fox Sports SportsMax
Central America Tigo Sports
China
CCTV Huya Live Kuaishou PPTV
Cuba Tele Rebelde
Costa Rica
Repretel Teletica Tigo Sports
Cyprus PrimeTel
Czech Republic Digi Sport
Dominican Republic CDN 37
El Salvador Canal 4 (TCS)
France L’Équipe
Georgia Adjarasport
Germany
OneFootball Sportdigital
Greece Open TV
Haiti TNH
Honduras
Canal 11 Todo Deportes TV
Hong Kong i-Cable
Hungary ARENA4
Indonesia
Indosiar Vidio
Italy
Eleven Sports Sky Italia
Indian subcontinent Sony Pictures Networks
Israel Charlton
Japan AbemaTV
Kazakhstan Qazsport
Maldives
ICE TV Public Service Media
MENA beIN Sports
Mexico
Fanatiz Sky
Nepal DishHome
Netherlands Ziggo Sport
New Zealand Spark
Nordic countries NENT
Panama
RPC TVMax
Poland TVP
Portugal Sport TV
Russia
Okko Sport Telesport
Singapore StarHub
Slovakia Digi Sport
South Korea SPOTV
Spain
Kosmos CRTVG (Galicia) TV3 (Catalan)
Sri Lanka Dialog TV
Sub-Saharan Africa Canal
Suriname SCCN
Tajikistan TV Varzish
Thailand PPTV
Turkey Haber Global
Ukraine MEGOGO
United Kingdom BBC
United States
Fox Sports Univision
Vietnam Next Media

Group A ( South Zone)

Source: Conmebol

Group B (North Zone)

Source: Conmebol

Third place play-off

Colombia 3–2 Peru
Cuadrado Goal 49′
Díaz Goal 66′, 90+4′
Yotún Goal 45′
Lapadula Goal 82′
Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Attendance: 0
Referee: Raphael Claus (Brazil)

Final

Argentina 1–0 Brazil
Di María Goal 22′
Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,800
Referee: Esteban Ostojich (Uruguay)

"something deep in my Charector allows me to take and get on with trying to win".                        - Lionel Messi