Here are the groups for the 2019 Copa America in Brazil.

By Avi Creditor
January 24, 2019

The 10 South American nations and guests Japan and Qatar have learned their fate for this summer's Copa America following Thursday's draw in Rio de Janeiro.

Host Brazil and rivals Argentina and Uruguay were in the top pot of the four that determined the groups. The three-team pots were based on the FIFA world ranking, with one team from each going into three groups of four. The only caveat was that Japan and Qatar cannot be drawn together. The top two in each group and the best two third-place finishers will advance to the quarterfinals, and a single-elimination knockout bracket will determine the winner.

Brazil has not won the Copa America since 2007, and the pressure is on the host nation to deliver after falling short in the last major competition it hosted, the 2014 World Cup.

Chile has won the last two Copa America titles (2015 Copa America, 2016 Copa America Centenario), while Uruguay has the most titles all-time with 15.

It remains to be seen whether Lionel Messi will return to the Argentina national team, which is seeking a first major senior trophy since the 1993 Copa America. The Barcelona star hasn't played for Argentina–a 14-time Copa America winner–since La Albiceleste's last-16 exit at the 2018 World Cup.

Here are the groups and schedule for the competition, with Brazil facing Bolivia in the opening match June 14 in Sao Paulo (all times Eastern):

GROUP A

Brazil

Bolivia

Venezuela

Peru

JUNE 14: Brazil vs. Bolivia, 9:30 p.m. (Sao Paulo) 

JUNE 15: Venezuela vs. Peru, 4 p.m. (Porto Alegre)

JUNE 18: Bolivia vs. Peru, 6:30 p.m. (Rio de Janeiro)

JUNE 18: Brazil vs. Venezuela, 9:30 p.m. (Salvador)

JUNE 22: Peru vs. Brazil, 4 p.m. (Sao Paulo)

JUNE 22: Bolivia vs. Venezuela, 4 p.m. (Belo Horizonte)

GROUP B

Argentina

Colombia

Paraguay

Qatar

JUNE 15: Argentina vs. Colombia, 7 p.m. (Salvador)

JUNE 16: Paraguay vs. Qatar, 4 p.m. (Rio de Janeiro)

JUNE 19: Colombia vs. Qatar, 6:30 p.m. (Sao Paulo)

JUNE 19: Argentina vs. Paraguay, 9:30 p.m. (Belo Horizonte)

JUNE 23: Qatar vs. Argentina, 4 p.m. (Porto Alegre)

JUNE 23: Colombia vs. Paraguay, 4 p.m. (Salvador)

GROUP C

Uruguay

Ecuador

Japan

Chile

JUNE 16: Uruguay vs. Ecuador, 7 p.m. (Belo Horizonte)

JUNE 17: Japan vs. Chile, 8 p.m. (Sao Paulo)

JUNE 20: Uruguay vs. Japan, 8 p.m. (Porto Alegre)

JUNE 21: Ecuador vs. Chile, 8 p.m. (Salvador)

JUNE 24: Chile vs. Uruguay, 8 p.m. (Rio de Janeiro)

JUNE 24: Ecuador vs. Japan, 8 p.m. (Belo Horizonte)

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