Copa America 2020 Interesting Facts: On June 12 the kickoff of the Copa America 2020 will be given. The starting country will be Argentina, while the grand final will be played in Colombia.
A tournament that will have a series of changes, such as that there will be no more groups, but that everything will be divided by the North and South Zone. To this is added that it will now be done in even years, and not in odd ones as usual, this, with the aim of coordinating calendars with those of UEFA.
In this way, there will be 12 selections that dispute the trophy of which Brazil is currently the monarch. In that line, Opta Facts delivered a series of statistics on each of the selections that will participate in the contest and then we present it to you.
- Argentina has won the Copa America 14 times; only Uruguay has done it more times (15).
- Argentina won the Copa America for the last time in 1993.
- Argentina reached the final in four of the last six editions of Copa America, but in none of them managed to be champion (2004 and 2007 vs Brazil; 2015 and 2016 vs Chile).
- Australia will play the Copa America for the first time; It will be the 20th selection participating in this contest, and the 10th outside of CONMEBOL (Mexico, Costa Rica, United States, Honduras, Panama, Japan, Jamaica, Haiti and Qatar are the other nine).
- Colombia won the Copa America only once: it was in 2001, as a local.
- Colombia is the last team that was champion of the Copa America winning all its matches; in 2001 he won the six he played, and did not receive goals.
- Bolivia won the Copa America only once: it was in 1963, as a country
- Bolivia won a single match between the last eight editions of Copa America (1V 8E 16D): it was 3-2 against Ecuador, in 2015.
- Bolivia lost its last eight Copa America games, in which it received an average of three goals per game (24) and scored only five goals in total.
- Brazil, the current champion of the Copa America, has won this tournament nine times: in 2019, he beat Peru 3-1 in the final.
- Brazil is the top champion of Copa America in the 21st century: it won three of the seven editions (2004, 2007 and 2019).
- Brazil will look for its third two-year Copa America championship in consecutive editions, after achieving it in 1997-1999 and 2004-2007.
- Qatar will play the Copa America for the second time, after its participation in 2019, when it was eliminated in the group stage (last in group B – 1E 2D).
- Chile won the Copa America twice: 2015 (at home) and 2016 (in the United States, Centennial edition).
- Chile did not win any of its last four matches in the Copa America 2019; It was his worst streak in the same edition since 1959 (1E 3D in both cases).
- In 2020, Chile could reach 300 goals scored in Copa America (288 so far); in 2019 he scored only seven goals, but in the previous two editions, the two-time championship, he had scored more than 12 goals: 13 in 2015 and 16 in 2016.