Copa America 2015 is the main football tournament of South America which is organized by CONMEBOL [under FIFA] after every four years. In 2015, the confederation will host 44th edition of Copa America. Total of 12 teams will compete against each other for the title. If your search is something like “full information of Copa America 2015,” then you are at correct place.
Star Date: 11 June 2015
End Date: 4 July 2015
This time, CA2015 will be hosted by Chile. This is the eighth time Chile is hosting this competition. Actually, Brazil was selected to host this South American football tournament, but due to organization of Confederation Cup 2013 and FIFA World Cup 2014, they refused to do so. Later, Chile and Brazil’s football federations decided to swap the tournaments of 2015 and 2019. This means Brazil will host 2019CA.
Chile have picked up total of nine football stadium to host this campaign. We got the names of some hosting stadiums which are Estadio Regional de Antogagasta, Estadio Sausalito, Estadio Nacional, Estadio Monumental David Arellano and Concepcion. Out of these grounds, Nacional have highest seating capacity with 48,665.
On seventeenth of November 2014, CONMEBOL announced the official mascot of Copa America 2015. Based on the public votes, Zincha name was selected for its official mascot. The name is inspired by fox. Zincha is a word made from the combination of “fox” and a “fan”.
Two other names for the mascot were Andi [In the reference to the world famous Andes mountain range], and Kul [Culpeo family of the fox and kultrun]. Winner Zincha received 47.1% of votes, defeating Andi [27.2%] and Kul [25.7%]. To select this name, thousands of Chileans voted for the mascot.
CONMEBOL had total of 10 teams to run this tournament. They wanted to add two more teams, so they sent invitations to Mexico and Japan. Mexico accepted the invitation, but Japan didn’t. After refusal of Japan, China was invited to join 11 teams, but due to clash of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches of AFC, they rejected the invitation. In the end, Jamaica accepted the invitation and became the twelveth of the competition.
|Group A||Group B||Group C|
The team squads for this tournament are not yet announced. Once announced, this article will be updated.
Telecasting rights of Copa America 2015 are also announced. Given below is the list of broadcasting rights.
- Latin America: beIN Sports, DirecTV Sports and ESPN Latin America
- Argentina: TyC Sports and El Trece
- Bolivia: Bolivision, Unitel and Tigo Sports
- Brazil: Rede Globo, SporTV and ESPN Brazil
- Chile: Canal 13 and TVN
- Colombia: RCN Television, Caracol Television and win Sports
- Ecuador: Gama TV and TC Television
- France: beIN Sports
- Jamaica: CVM TV
- Japan: NHK
- Mexico: Televisa
- Paraguay: Tigo Sports and Telefuturo
- Peru: America Television
- Singapore: StarHub
- United States: beIN Sports Univision
- Uruguay: Tenfield and Teledoce
- Venezuela: Venevision and DirecTV Sports Venezuela
|Chile vs Ecuador||11 Jun||8:30 pm|
|Mexico vs Bolivia||12 Jun||8:30 pm|
|Ecuador vs Bolivia||15 Jun||6:00 pm|
|Chile vs Mexico||15 Jun||8:30 pm|
|Mexico vs Ecuador||19 Jun||6:00 pm|
|Chile vs Bolivia||19 Jun||8:30 pm|
|Uruguay vs Jamaica||13 Jun||4:00 pm|
|Argentina vs Paraguay||13 Jun||6:30 pm|
|Paraguay vs Jamaica||16 Jun||6:00 pm|
|Argentina vs Uruguay||16 Jun||8:30 pm|
|Uruguay vs Paraguay||20 Jun||4:00 pm|
|Argentina vs Jamaica||20 Jun||6:30 pm|
|Colombia vs Venezuela||14 Jun||4:00 pm|
|Brazil vs Peru||14 Jun||6:30 pm|
|Brazil vs Colombia||17 Jun||8:30 pm|
|Peru vs Venezuela||18 Jun||8:30 pm|
|Colombia vs Peru||21 Jun||4:00 pm|
|Brazil vs Venezuela||21 Jun||6:30 pm|
Each team will play one game against their respective group rivals. In this way there will be six games in each group. Winning team will be awarded with three points and one point to each team for draw. Top two teams will qualify for quarter final, whereas top 2 third placed teams from 3 groups will get the ticket of quarter final.
On 11th of June 2015, host nation will begin the competition against Ecuador at Estadio Nacional football ground. Defending champions Uruguay’s first match of group stage is against Jamaica.
After group stage, knock round or you can call it quarter final round will be played between 8 teams from 24th June.
Quarter finals: 24 to 27 June
Semi finals: 29 and 30 June
Third Place: 3 July
Final: 4th July 2015.
Note: Page last updated on 1 Mar 2015