Summary of the week news headlines of CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019


The CONMEBOL Copa América, the oldest national teams tournament in the world, will have an exciting competition in the 2019 edition of Brazil and the continent will vibrate with more intensity in the beginning of the great South American challenge that will begin on June 14.

By the other side, we share this brief news summary of the participating tournament teams and their players in the same, from the week of May 6 to 10, 2019.

Luis Suárez had a surgery on his knee and is expected to arrive to the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019

The uruguayan striker Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona, Spain), had a successfully surgery on his right knee in the morning on Friday in the Spanish city, according to his club explained in a press release.

“The first team player Luis Suarez has undergone an arthroscopy in the right knee for an internal meniscal injury by Dr. Cugat and under the supervision of the Club Medical Services, the approximate time of withdrawal is between 4 and 6 weeks” explained the FC Barcelona on its website.

In this way, the ‘Pistolero’ is getting better from the intervention and is expected to be available for the coach of the National Team of Uruguay, Oscar Washington Tábarez, to call him to participate in the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019.

Uruguay will play the continental tournament being part of Group C, along with Chile, Japan and Ecuador.

Qatar sustain the DT contract facing CONMEBOL Copa América

Felix Sanchez extended his assosiation with the Qatar National Team, after winning the Asian Cup title last January, and in front of the participation of the National Team of Qatarin the CONMEBOL Copa América, in which he will debut in the Copa América in the Group B against Paraguay.

“The decision to extend his contract is due to the decision to maintain the technical stability of the national team” expressed the Federation of that country in a press release issued last Monday.

Qatar, which will participate for the first time in the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019, will make its debut on June 16 at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Pezzella’s injury would not take him out of the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019

A difficult injury in which his jaw was fractured during the match between Fiorentina and Empoli on the 35th date of the Italian League, forced Germán Pezzella, defender of the Argentine National Team, to obtain an immediate operation on Monday, although he will only be out of the field for a week.


Despite the injury, Pezzella, one of the players in the Argentine coach Lionel Scalonni, will be available for the debut butler against Colombia on June 15 in Salvador.

Expectations for the lists of called…

On May 14*, the CONMEBOL Copa América participating teams must submit a preliminary list of 40 players, from which it will come out the final list of players that will be called for the tournament.

Some national teams have already given some announcements about their first list of players, but the official list must be delivered on Monday.

… And Venezuela has already submitted the list for Brazil 2019

Despite this, on the present Thursday, May 9, the coach of the Venezuelan national team, Rafael Dudamel, submitted his list of 40 preselected players in the face of the friendly matches of the next FIFA date (against Mexico and the United States) and the competition of the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019.

“We did not have to complete the list of 40 in the last days but now we have more, I decided to choose those strikers who are having great times in the internationally field, not being on this list does not mean that will not be taken into account soon,” said the coach about the 40 summoned.