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Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Copa America

Brazil will take on Bolivia at the Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo as the 2019 Copa America tournament commences on June 14th. The 46th edition of the tournament will take place between 14th of June 2019 until the 7th of July 2019. As Betway Insider reports, it's going to be one of the more popular events to be on for bettors this year. And why not?

However, if you are looking to get started on Betway, you need to know whom to bet on. Other than Neymar's right ankle injury this season, here is everything you need to know about the oldest international continental football competition.

Who's the Host?

This 46th edition of the 2019 Copa America that begins this Friday is being hosted in Brazil. For the first time in 30 years, the country gets the opportunity to stage South America's flagship tournament again. Previously, the Brazilians have hosted the tournament four times and emerged as the champions in all of them. While you can bet on Betway anytime, you need to know whom to put your money on, after all.

No Need for an Atlas

This year, the Copa America includes two teams; Japan and Qatar, which have confused those not familiar with the competition's format. So, for them here's how the tournament works.

The battle is between South America's football top guns, but as South America is home to only ten footballing nations there's no tournament pattern which works between ten teams. So, since 1993 the South Americans invite two countries from outside the continent to participate in the competition. This year, the invitees are Japan and Qatar.

The Tournament Format

The tournament is split into three groups of four teams, out of which the top two from every pool qualify. Additionally, the top two teams from the third teams of each group accompany the others to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals are then followed by the grand climax.

Much Awaited Fixtures

Argentina vs Columbia

Argentines are hopeful as their star Lionel Messi will be going for his first senior trophy this season. The country's opener against Columbia on the 22nd of June is the highlight fixture of the week.

Brazil vs Bolivia

The same cannot be said for Brazil after their shocking elimination in Copa America's previous edition. It is now an obligation rather than an objective for the team to lift the trophy on their home turf. The Brazilians took a dip last week after the news of criminal allegations made against their key player, Neymar. But given his ankle injury, the forward will miss this edition putting Brazil back on the map.

Uruguay vs Ecuador

Another noteworthy fixture is Uruguay's opener this Sunday. All eyes will be on the Catalan forward, Luiz Suarez the showstopper for the game.

Get ready for some serious action among the heavyweights of world football including Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil from the 14th of June. With some of the world's best players on display, the 46th edition of Copa America is an eminent tournament for football fans all around.

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