2024 COPA America Complete Guide

2024 COPA America Complete Guide: Teams, Groups, Format, Host Country, Venues, and Schedules

2024 COPA America Complete Guide: Teams, Groups, Format, Host Country, Venues, and Schedules

Copa America was established in 1916 and is South America’s top soccer tournament. This will be the 48th edition that will see the USA host for the second time following the Copa America Centenario in 2016. The winner will earn a spot in the 2025 CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions facing the UEFA Euro 2024 champion.

Get ready for a summer of intense and exciting soccer action! With Messi’s World Cup-winning Argentina set to defend their Copa title, here is all you need to know about the tournament:

Where and when will Copa America 2024 be held?

Copa America 2024 will be held in the USA spanning 13 cities. The tournament runs from June 20 to July 14, 2024. This marks the second time the USA hosts after the Copa America Centenario in 2016. The event will feature star-studded teams and thrilling matches making it a must-watch for soccer fans.

Who has qualified for Copa America 2024?

Sixteen teams will compete in the tournament divided into four groups. These include 10 teams from CONMEBOL and 6 invited teams from CONCACAF. The top two teams from each group will advance to the knockout stages.

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
ArgentinaMexicoUSABrazil
PeruEcuadorUruguayColombia
ChileVenezuelaPanamaParaguay
CanadaJamaicaBoliviaCosta Rica
Table: COPA America 2024 Groups

Also Read: Copa America 2024 GROUP B: Teams, Matches, Key Players, Standings and Live Telecast Details

What is the Copa America 2024 schedule?

The group stage matches will take place from June 20 to July 2, followed by the knockout stages starting on July 4. The final match is scheduled for July 14. Below is a detailed schedule:

DateFixtureGroupVenueKick-off Time (GMT)
June 20Argentina vs. CanadaAAtlanta, GA00:00
June 21Peru vs. ChileAArlington, TX00:00
June 22Ecuador vs. VenezuelaBSanta Clara, CA23:00
June 22Mexico vs. JamaicaBHouston, TX00:00
June 23USA vs. BoliviaCArlington, TX23:00
June 23Uruguay vs. PanamaCMiami, FL00:00
June 24Colombia vs. ParaguayDHouston, TX23:00
June 24Brazil vs. Costa RicaDInglewood, CA00:00
June 25Peru vs. CanadaAKansas City, KS22:00
June 25Chile vs. ArgentinaAEast Rutherford, NJ01:00
June 26Ecuador vs. JamaicaBLas Vegas, NV22:00
June 26Venezuela vs. MexicoBInglewood, CA23:00
June 27Panama vs. USACAtlanta, GA22:00
June 27Uruguay vs. BoliviaCEast Rutherford, NJ23:00
June 28Colombia vs. Costa RicaDGlendale, AZ22:00
June 28Paraguay vs. BrazilDLas Vegas, NV23:00
June 29Argentina vs. PeruAMiami, FL00:00
June 29Canada vs. ChileAOrlando, FL00:00
June 30Jamaica vs. VenezuelaBAustin, TX00:00
June 30Mexico vs. EcuadorBGlendale, AZ00:00
July 1Bolivia vs. PanamaCOrlando, FL01:00
July 1USA vs. UruguayCKansas City, MO01:00
July 2Costa Rica vs. ParaguayDAustin, TX01:00
July 2Brazil vs. ColombiaDSanta Clara, CA01:00
Table: COPA America 2024 Group Stage Schedule

How do these qualify for the knockout stage?

The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage – consisting of quarterfinals, semifinals, a third-place match, and the final. The knockout stage follows a single-elimination format.

When do the Copa America 2024 Knockout stages begin?

The knockout stage for the 48th edition of Copa America begins on 5th of July 2024 and here is the detailed schedule for the knockout stages of Copa America 2024:

Quarter-finals

DateTime (GMT)FixtureVenue
July 5, 202401:00Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group BNRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
July 6, 202401:00Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group AAT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
July 6, 202401:00Winner Group C vs. Runner-up Group DAllegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
July 6, 202422:00Winner Group D vs. Runner-up Group CState Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Table: COPA America 2024 Quater-Finals Schedule

Semi-finals

DateTime (GMT)FixtureVenue
July 10, 202400:00Winner Match 25 vs. Winner Match 26MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
July 11, 202400:00Winner Match 27 vs. Winner Match 28Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Table: COPA America 2024 Semi-Finals Schedule

Third Place Play-off

DateTime (GMT)FixtureVenue
July 14, 202400:00Loser Match 29 vs. Loser Match 30Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Table: COPA America 2024 Third Place Play-Off Schedule

Where and when will the Copas America 2024 final be played?

The 2024 Copa America final will be played at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida on July 15.

DateTime (GMT)FixtureVenue
July 15, 202400:00Winner Match 29 vs. Winner Match 30Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Table: COPA America 2024 Finals Schedule

How many stadiums are hosting Copa America 2024?

CityStadiumCapacity
Arlington, TXAT&T Stadium80,000
Atlanta, GAMercedes-Benz Stadium71,000
Austin, TXQ2 Stadium20,738
Charlotte, NCBank of America Stadium74,867
East Rutherford, NJMetLife Stadium82,566
Houston, TXNRG Stadium72,220
Inglewood, CASoFi Stadium70,240
Santa Clara, CALevi’s Stadium68,500
Glendale, AZState Farm Stadium63,400
Las Vegas, NVAllegiant Stadium61,000
Kansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium76,416
Kansas City, KSChildren’s Mercy Park18,467
Miami Gardens, FLHard Rock Stadium64,767
Orlando, FLInter&Co Stadium25,500
Table: COPA America 2024 Stadium Info

What is the Prize Money for Copa America 2024?

Copa America 2024 is set to distribute a record $108 million in participation fees and prize money. Here’s the detailed breakdown of the prize money:

  • Participation Fee: Each team will receive $3 million just for taking part in the tournament.
  • Quarter-finals: Teams that bow out at this stage will receive an additional $3 million each.
  • Fourth Place: $6 million
  • Third Place: $7.5 million
  • Runner-up: $10.5 million
  • Winner: $24 million

In addition to the prize money, the tournament will cover the teams’ costs for hotels, airfare, and ground transportation across the 14 host cities in the USA.

Also Read: Who are the major contenders for the Copa America 2024 Golden Boot?