If the lead-up is any indication, we’re in for an eventful 2021 Copa America, the regional championship for South American nations.
The 47th edition of the world’s longest-running international soccer tournament was originally scheduled for 2020 in Colombia and Argentina, but it was pushed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it also moved to a new host country just two weeks before kickoff. After early reports of a potential player boycott, the tournament is in its first full week of competition.
Streams:fuboTV (all 28 matches) / TUDN.tv for authenticated subscribers
FOX will broadcast all 28 matches in English on FOX, FS1 and FS2.
Univision will carry Spanish-language coverage of all 28 matches across its network of channels: Univision, UniMas, TUDN and Galavision. Matches will also be available online via TUDN.tv for authenticated TUDN subscribers.
The 10 South American member nations will start in a group stage with eight teams moving on to a single-elimination knockout phase starting at the quarterfinal stage.
Group Stage: The 10 teams are split up into two groups of five. After round-robin play, the top four finishers in each group advance to the quarterfinals.
Knockout Stage: The single-elimination knockouts begin with the quarterfinals. The four teams qualifying from Group A will face the four teams advancing from Group B with respective top seeds facing the lowest seeds in the opposite group: 1A vs. 4B, 1B vs. 4A, 2A vs. 3B, 2B vs. 3A.