What International Football Fans Should Know About Copa America

Copa America 2019 tickets are finally on sale, meaning that thousands of international football fans finally have the chance to witness one of the world’s best sports tournaments.

It’s estimated that at least 770,000 tickets will be sale to accommodate the countless fans from all over the world traveling to this amazing event, hosted in Brazil. Prices will range from $16 to $240.

Whether football is your favorite sport or not, it’s not a waste to learn a little bit  about the international football tournament that is going to take the world by storm: Copa America 2019. Here’s what you can expect at this event.

PLENTY OF MATCHES

Copa America 2019 has scheduled 26 matches among 12 football teams in three weeks from June 14 to July 7. During this period, fans can witness the international football tour right in Brazil, that is well-known for its fervent football fans.

The football tours will take place in five different cities of Brazil, showcasing the beauty of Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, and Sao Paulo.

TOP CONTENDERS

Uruguay, the tournament’s most successful team to date, is undoubtedly the leader of the pack. However, Brazil and Argentina, amidst a huge rivalry, are planned to go head-to-head on Brazil’s home turf, making this a can’t-miss event. Lionel Messi is predicted to be one of the world’s strongest football players showcased at the event.

This years, besides the participants that are members of CONMEBOL, there are two AFC guest teams that are Japan and Qatar.

Particularly, this year’s tournament is especially unique because it’s the first year having no CONCACAF representatives.

THOUSANDS OF FANS

It’s estimated that 27% of all trips in 2012 were for the purpose of witnessing a sports event. Due to so many heavy-hitters this year, this number may be even larger for these Brazil football tours. The Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro can hold nearly 75,000 people alone.