5 matches to look forward to at Copa America 2020
The Copa America is the oldest international football tournament in the world. Usually a quadrennial tournament involving all the South American (CONMEBOL) nations, the Copa America has featured two teams from other confederations since the 1993 edition of the tournament in Ecuador.
Argentina and Colombia will host the 47th edition of the Copa America for which 2020 FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar and Australia would be the two special invitees.
All CONMEBOL nations with the exception of Ecuador and Venezuela have won the tournament at least once. Uruguay (15), Argentina (14) and Brazil (9) have won the bulk of Copa titles, with a further 8 titles won by 5 other nations.
Mexico's two runner-up finishes (1993 and 2001) are the best performances at the Copa America by a non-CONMEBOL nation. Argentina's 14 runner-up finishes, most recently against Chile in 2015 and 2016, is the most by any nation.
Uruguay (201) is the only nation to play over 200 games at the Copa America, while Argentina have scored (462) and conceded (122) the most goals at the tournament.
The draw for for the 2020 Copa America was held in Colombia, and the hosts Argentina have been drawn with Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and invitee Australia. The other group will be hosted by Colombia and would feature defending champions Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and the second invitee Qatar.
On that note, here are the five marquee group-stage match-ups to look forward to in the tournament:
#5 Uruguay vs Chile
Record-15 time Copa America winners Uruguay have won 45 of their 81 clashes with 2015-16 winners Chile, losing 19 and drawing 17 games.
Having won their first 9 Copa meetings against Chile, Uruguay have won 3 of their last 6 Copa meetings with them, drawing twice and losing once.