Brazil will host the 2019 Copa America tournament, CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez said Tuesday.
The tournament normally rotates amongst South American hosts in an alphabetical order, but Brazil did not host in 2015 due to the country’s commitments for the World Cup and Olympics. Chile hosted in 2015, and won on its home soil.
The tournament is also expected to return to its normal format in 2019, with 12 teams (the 10 CONMEBOL nations plus two guest nations) competing instead of 16. The field was expanded for the Copa America Centenario, a special version of the tournament currently taking place created to celebrate its 100th anniversary and combining the CONMEBOL and CONCACAF confederations.
Brazil has hosted the tournament four times before, winning each time it has hosted. Brazil last hosted in 1989.