Lionel Messi lastly did it. On the age of 34, the soccer legend received his first main trophy with Argentina, profitable the 2021 Copa America towards his nation’s archrivals Brazil and on their residence turf. The conquest additionally ended a 28-year drought with out a Copa America for Argentina.
It is the fifteenth regional championship for Argentina, matching Uruguay for essentially the most titles ever received. Highlights of the ultimate observe under:
The forty seventh version of the world’s longest-running worldwide soccer event was initially scheduled for 2020 in Colombia and Argentina, however it was pushed by a 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two weeks earlier than kickoff it was additionally moved to Brazil, the place 4 venues hosted all of the matches: Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Cuiaba and Goiania.
Apart from the ultimate, your entire 2021 schedule was performed behind closed doorways with out followers because of the pandemic. Native authorities officers solely permitted 5,000 followers at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana for the ultimate, about half of the free tickets allotted to every crew.
Copa America TV data within the USA
- TV channels: FOX, FS1, FS2
- Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN, Galavision
- Streams: fuboTV , FOX Sports activities app & TUDN.television for authenticated subscribers
The FOX household of networks broadcast the month-long occasion in English, whereas Univision’s networks supplied Spanish-language protection. Authenticated customers had been in a position to watch matches within the FOX Sports activities app and TUDN app.
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All of the Copa America matches had been additionally accessible by way of stream in English and Spanish on fuboTV (free 7-day trial) .
Copa America 2021: Match Format
The ten South American member nations began off with a bunch stage from which eight groups superior to a single-elimination knockout section that began on the quarterfinal stage.
Group Stage: The ten groups had been cut up up into two teams of 5. After round-robin play, the highest 4 finishers in every group superior to the quarterfinals.
Knockout Stage: The one-elimination knockouts started with the quarterfinals and ran all the best way to the ultimate. The 4 groups qualifying from Group A confronted the 4 groups advancing from Group B with respective prime seeds dealing with the bottom seeds within the reverse group: 1A vs. 4B, 1B vs. 4A, 2A vs. 3B, 2B vs. 3A.