Latest news: the 12 teams 70 days before the tournament


After the games of the international friendly match, the participating teams make their accounts of the South American competition.

The 12 participating teams of the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019 make their respective balances before their debut in the 46th edition of the oldest tournament in the world, after two days of international friendlies in which, with the exception of Qatar, all they had activity.

We will show you below a balance of the teams development and the respective news.

National team of Brazil

The tie against Panama and an overwhelming victory against the national team of the Czech Republic was the result of the selection directed by Tité on his European tour. Even without his top figure, Neymar, who continues his recovery process after suffering a new injury to the fifth metatarsal on his right foot in January, the ‘canarinha’ appealed to his strikers Firmino and Grabiel Jesus to succeed against the Czechs.

A few days ago, Brazil had a tie against Panama 1-1, at Do Dragao stadium in Portugal, in a match in which Neymar was in the seats of the stadium.

After the FIFA date, the CFB announced that the official list of players attending the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019 will be released in the coming days.

Bolivia yielded to the Asiatic national teams

Two defeats of 1-0 was the balance of the Bolivian National Team during the Asian tour in which they faced South Korea and Japan. Despite the overthrows, Altiplano team could demonstrate a good game leaded by players like Alejandro Chumacero, Raúl Castro and Leonardo.

After the FIFA friendly matches, the Bolivian coach Eduardo Villegas established that his team will face on June 2 the World Champion, France in a match prior to his participation in the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019. «There is a bit of anxiety, but its cute», said the Bolivian coach

Perú, victory and defeat in the FIFA friendly matches

The Inca team achieved to beat Paraguay, in a match that was played in New Jersey (USA), but was surprised by El Salvador, losing by 2-0 in Washington (USA). After the recent day of friendlies, those led by Ricardo Gareca have in their account two victories in eight friendly matches since the World Cup in Russia.

The good news for the Peruvian team is that Paolo Guerrero will be disposal again for the coaching staff from next April 5, after serving the punishment and the striker of Inter de Porto Alegre can play again not only with his club but with his national team.

Venezuela surprised Argentina in Madrid

A resounding 3-1 was the result of the game in which Venezuela defeated Argentina, which had back the Argentine star Lionel Messi. Josef Martinez, the figure of the Vinotinto team and of the American Atlanta, United, closed the brilliant Venezuelan victory, that had begun with Solomon Rondón and Jhon Murillo.

After that important victory, the Vinotinto’s team was surpassed by 2-1 in the match against the Catalan national team, in the Spanish city of Girona. Before the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019, Venezuela will face Ecuador and Mexico, in preparation for the final tournament.

Messi is back in the Argentine National Team; Higuain retires

One of the best news for the Argentine national team in the international friendly match was the return of his top figure Lionel Messi, despite the 3-1 defeat against Venezuela in Spain. On the second date, without the Barcelona player, the Albiceleste beat Morocco 1-0.

On Thursday, March 28, the striker Gonzalo Higuain announced his retirement from the national team, so he will not be in CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019. Placed in Group B of the tournament, Argentina will debut against Colombia.

Colombia passed the exam in the debut of Carlos Queiroz

Despite losing in his second match as a coach of the Colombian national team, the Portuguese Carlos Queiroz had a good debut leading the «cafeteros» team. In his first game beat Japan 1-0, while in the second match he was a 2-1 defeat against South Korea.

Without two important and exceptional players like Juan Fernando Quintero and David Ospina, both by injury, but with the same base of players who had been participating with the Tricolor, Colombia showed a good game against two well-seasoned Asian teams. The bad news for Queiroz was the injury of the defensive player Yerry Mina during the game against South Korea.

Qatar did not play FIFA date after winning in Asia

The valuable and historic victory in the last Asian Cup played in January, in which they won the final against the Japan team, this one, was the last official game of the Qatar National Team.

Located in 55th place of the FIFA Ranking, Qatar will debut against Paraguay in the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019.

Paraguay in a new process with Berizzo

The Argentine Eduardo Berizzo made his debut in the Paraguay National Team with two defeats against Peru (1-0) and Mexico (4-2). The Paraguayan team started a new process with the Argentine coach, who started to guide the team in last February.

At the moment, the Guarani team has not defined any friendly match previous to the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019, in which they will debut against Qatar on June 16 at the Maracaná.

Uruguay, champion in China

The National Team of Uruguay played, in a friendly match day, the China Cup, in which after their victories over Uzbekistan and Thailand, by thrashing 3-0 and 4-0 respectively, was crowned champion of the event. Its captain, Diego Godín, became the player with the most matches played with the Uruguayan National Team when he reached the mark of 126 games played.

A positive balance for the team guided by the ‘Maestro’ Óscar Washington Tabárez and without major upheavals for the ‘charrúas’ who are the head of Group C in the CONEMBOL Copa América and in which they will face Ecuador in the first day of the tournament.

Ecuador is currently thinking in the upcoming friendly matches of June

After the 1-0 defeat against the United States and the scoreless tie against Honduras, the Ecuadorian National Team is already thinking about the upcoming friendlies that it will face in the month of June prior to the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019.

The games against Venezuela and Mexico represent a new day that will allow the team guided by the Colombian Hernán Darío ‘Bolillo’ Gómez to make the necessary modifications for their participation in the continental tournament, in which they will seek to make a good role being part of the Group C.

Japan doesn’t rest preparing its team for Brazil 2019

After losing in the final of the Cup of Asia against Qatar, the National Team of Japan faced in this FIFA date two national teams that will participate in the CONMEBOL Copa América as they were Colombia and Bolivia.

The Nipponese team lost the game against Colombia and beat Bolivia. Both matches ended 1-0. Without further news after the day, Japan will continue with its preparation for the debut in Brazil, against Chile, at the Morumbí stadium.

Chile prepares its team thinking about defending the title

The austral team lost 3-1 against Mexico and tied 1-1 against the United States, in a day of international friendlies previous to the final stage of preparation for the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019.

The team led by the Colombian Reinaldo Rueda will seek the Tricampeonato, after the victory in Chile 2015 and United States 2016. Without additional news after the friendlies, it is expected the confirmation of the list of players for the continental tournament that will begin on June 14 and in which they will debut against Japan.