|Copa América 2015|
|Dates||11 June–4 July 2015|
|Teams||12 (from 2 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||9  (in 8 host cities)|
The 2015 Campeonato Sudamericano Copa América, simply known as the 2015 Copa América, will be the 44th edition of the Copa América, the main international football tournament for national teams in South America. The competition will be organized by CONMEBOL, South America's football governing body. The tournament will be held in Chile in June–July 2015. Uruguay is the defending champion.
Originally, it was to be hosted by Brazil, as suggested by the CBF in February 2011 due to CONMEBOL's rotation policy of tournaments being held in alphabetical order. However, due to the organization of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics in that country, Brazil decided against also hosting the Copa América. CONMEBOL’s president Nicolas Leoz had mentioned the possibility of the tournament being organized in Mexico (despite this country not being a member of CONMEBOL) as part of the federation's centenary celebrations. Brazil and Chile's Football Federations discussed the idea of swapping around the order of being hosts of the 2015 and 2019 tournaments. The swap was made official in May 2012.
There will be nine different stadiums in eight cities used for the tournament. Most stadium are in renovation or rebuilding stages.
|Estadio Regional de Antofagasta||Estadio La Portada|
|Capacity: 21,178||Capacity: 18,268|
|Viña del Mar||Valparaíso|
|Estadio Sausalito||Estadio Elías Figueroa|
|Capacity: 25,000||Capacity: 23,000|
|Estadio Nacional||Estadio Monumental David Arellano||Estadio El Teniente|
|Capacity: 48,665||Capacity: 47,347||Capacity: 15,252|
|Estadio Municipal de Concepción||Estadio Municipal Germán Becker|
|Capacity: 33,000||Capacity: 18,125|
Mexico and Japan were initially invited to join the 10 CONMEBOL nations in the tournament. Japan declined the invitation, and China was invited instead, but later withdrew due to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) being held at the same time. In May 2014, it was announced that the Jamaica Football Federation had accepted an invitation to participate.
Previously, in 2011, Mexico and Costa Rica were restricted to fielding Under-22 teams for the 2011 Copa America.
CONMEBOL announced the composition of the four pots on 10 November 2014. Pot 1 contained the hosts Chile (which has been automatically assigned to position A1), together with Argentina and Brazil. The remaining nine teams were allocated to the other three pots according to their FIFA World Rankings as of 23 October 2014 (shown in brackets). On 23 November 2014, it was revealed by CONMEBOL that Argentina and Brazil had been assigned to positions B1 and C1, respectively.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
Each country will have a final squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) which must be submitted before the deadline of 1 June 2015.
The 2015 UEFA Champions League Final date of 6 June could cause problems for South American European based players called up to play in the 2015 Copa América, which begins on 11 June. FIFA international rules require clubs to release players 14 days prior to the start of an international tournament, which may mean those players selected cannot be called by their club side. If the players are allowed to play in the final, that will leave them as few as five days to acclimatise.
The fixture schedule was announced on 11 November 2014.
The first round, or group stage, saw the twelve teams divided into three groups of four teams. Each group was a round-robin of six games, where each team played one match against each of the other teams in the same group. Teams were awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw and none for a defeat. The teams finishing first, second and two best-placed third teams in each group qualified for the Quarter-finals.
Teams were ranked on the following criteria:
|1||Chile||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockout stage|
|3||Ecuador||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Possible knockout stage|
|1||Argentina||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockout stage|
|3||Paraguay||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Possible knockout stage|
|1||Brazil||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockout stage|
|3||Peru||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Possible knockout stage|
|1||A||3rd Place Group A||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockout stage|
|2||B||3rd Place Group B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3||C||3rd Place Group C||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|24 June – Santiago|
|Winner Group A|
|29 June – Santiago|
|Best third place|
|Winner Match 19|
|25 June – Temuco|
|Winner Match 20|
|Runner-up Group A|
|4 July – Santiago|
|Runner-up Group C|
|Winner Match 23|
|26 June – Viña del Mar|
|Winner Match 24|
|Winner Group B|
|30 June – Concepción|
|Second best third place|
|Winner Match 21||Third place playoff|
|27 June – Concepción|
|Winner Match 22||3 July – Concepción|
|Winner Group C|
|Loser Match 23|
|Runner-up Group B|
|Loser Match 24|
25 June 2015
|Runner-up Group A||Match 20||Runner-up Group C|
26 June 2015
|Winner Group B||Match 21||Second best third place|
27 June 2015
|Winner Group C||Match 22||Runner-up Group B|
30 June 2015
|Winner Match 21||Match 24||Winner Match 22|
3 July 2015
|Loser Match 23||Match 25||Loser Match 24|
|Worldwide||Xbox Live and YouTube||Live streaming all matches of Copa América.|
|Latin America||beIN Sports, DirecTV Sports and ESPN Latin America||beIN and DirecTV broadcast live all matches of Copa America. ESPN broadcast highlights.|
|Argentina||TyC Sports and El Trece||All matches live on TyC Sports. Some matches Live on El Trece.|
|Bolivia||Bolivisión , Unitel and Tigo Sports|
|Brazil||Rede Globo, SporTV and ESPN Brasil||Rede Globo will only broadcast Brazil matches. SporTV and ESPN will broadcast all matches.|
|Chile||Canal 13 and TVN||Broadcast live on Canal 13 with all matches. Some matches Live on TVN.|
|Colombia||RCN Televisión, Caracol Television and win Sports||Broadcast live on RCN Televisión and Caracol Television with all matches. Some matches Live on win Sports.|
|Ecuador||Gama TV and TC Televisión||All matches live on Gama TV and TC Televisión.|
|France||beIN Sports||All matches live|
|Mexico||Televisa, TV Azteca|
|Paraguay||Tigo Sports and Telefuturo||All matches live on Tigo Sports. Some matches live on Telefuturo.|
|Peru||América Televisión||All the matches live.|
|United States||beIN Sports, Univision||Radio broadcast on Futbol de Primera.|
|Uruguay||Tenfield and Teledoce||Broadcast live on VTV with all matches. Some matches Live on Teledoce.|
|Venezuela||Venevisión and DirecTV Sports Venezuela|
The official mascot of the tournament, a young culpeo fox, was unveiled on 17 November 2014. The name of the mascot, "Zincha", was chosen by the public over two other options, "Andi" and "Kul".