2019 CONMEBOL Copa America Kicks Off Friday on ESPN+ with Brazil vs. Bolivia


  • All 26 matches to be streamed on ESPN+, June 14 – July 7
  • Top stars to include Messi, Philippe Coutinho, Luis Suarez, Alexis Sanchez, James Rodriguez
  • Familiar ESPN commentators for 12 matches – opener, quarterfinals, semifinals and final

ESPN+ will stream all 26 matches of the 2019 CONMEBOL Copa America exclusively in English in the United States beginning Friday, June 14, with host Brazil vs. Bolivia at 8:30 p.m. ET from Estádio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo in Sao Paulo. ESPN+ will also stream the matches in Portuguese.

ESPN play-by-play commentators Fernando Palomo, Sebastian Salazar and Adrian Healey – will join former Venezuelan National Team player Alejandro Moreno to call 12 of the 26 matches over three weeks, including the quarterfinals, semifinals and the final on July 7. (Commentary from the other 14 matches will be taken from the world feed.) ESPN commentators:

  • Moreno – A studio and game analyst, Moreno played for Venezuela’s 2011 Copa America team that finished fourth, that nation’s best record in the tournament;
  • Palomo – The leading ESPN Deportes and ESPN play-by-play commentator has called soccer’s biggest events – World Cup, UEFA European Football Championship, UEFA Champions League and more. Palomo will call the tournament’s opening match;
  • Salazar – A soccer host, reporter and commentator, Salazar will make his debut calling a major international tournament on an ESPN platform;
  • Healey – The veteran ESPN play-by-play voice joins Moreno for two quarterfinals, the semifinals and final. Healey has provided commentary for men’s and women’s World Cup tournaments, the UEFA European Football Championship and more.

About Copa America:

Copa America debuted in 1916 – 14 years before the inaugural World Cup – and is the oldest and longest-running continental tournament in soccer. The biennial competition features the 10 South American national teams (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela) of the CONMEBOL Confederation, as well as two non-CONMEBOL teams invited to participate. This year, 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar and Japan, which reached the knockout round of the 2018 World Cup, will compete in the tournament.

Many of the world’s top players – Messi (Argentina), Philippe Coutinho (Brazil), Luis Suarez (Uruguay), Alexis Sanchez (Chile) and James Rodriguez (Colombia) – will lead their respective national teams into the tournament this summer. Chile is the two-time Copa America defending champion.

Groups (FIFA Ranking):

Group A Group B Group C
Brazil (3) Argentina (11) Chile (15)
Bolivia (63) Colombia (12) Ecuador (59)
Peru (21) Paraguay (36) Japan (26)
Venezuela (29) Qatar (55) Uruguay (6)

Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Match Platform
Fri, Jun 14 8:30 p.m. Brazil vs. Bolivia

Fernando Palomo and Alejandro Moreno

ESPN+
Sat, Jun 15 3 p.m. Venezuela vs. Peru

Palomo and Moreno

ESPN+
  6 p.m. Argentina vs. Colombia

Palomo and Moreno

ESPN+
Sun, Jun 16 3 p.m. Paraguay vs. Qatar ESPN+
  6 p.m. Uruguay vs. Ecuador ESPN+
Mon, Jun 17 7 p.m. Japan vs. Chile ESPN+
Tue, Jun 18 5:30 p.m. Bolivia vs. Peru ESPN+
  8:30 p.m. Brazil vs. Venezuela

Palomo and Moreno

ESPN+
Wed, Jun 19 5:30 p.m. Colombia vs. Qatar ESPN+
  8:30 p.m. Argentina vs. Paraguay

Palomo and Moreno

ESPN+
Thu, Jun 20 7 p.m. Uruguay vs. Japan ESPN+
Fri, Jun 21 7 p.m. Ecuador vs. Chile ESPN+
Sat, Jun 22 3 p.m. Peru vs. Brazil ESPN+
  3 p.m. Bolivia vs. Venezuela ESPN+
Sun, Jun 23 3 p.m. Qatar vs. Argentina ESPN+
  3 p.m. Colombia vs Paraguay ESPN+
Mon, Jun 24 7 p.m. Chile vs. Uruguay ESPN+
  7 p.m. Ecuador vs. Japan ESPN+
Thu, Jun 27 8:30 p.m. Winner Group A vs. 3rd Place Group B/C (#1)

Sebastian Salazar and Moreno

ESPN+
Fri, Jun 28 3 p.m. Runner-up Group A vs. Runner-up Group B (#2)

TBD and Moreno

ESPN+
  7 p.m. Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group C (#3)

Adrian Healey and TBD

ESPN+
Sat, Jun 29 3 p.m. Winner Group C vs. 3rd Place Group A/B (#4)

Healey and Moreno

ESPN+
Tue, Jul 2 8:30 p.m. Winner #1 vs. Winner #3 – Semifinal I

Healey and Moreno

ESPN+
Wed, Jul 3 8:30 p.m. Winner #2 vs. Winner #4 – Semifinal II

Healey and Moreno

ESPN+
Sat, Jul 6 3 p.m. Losers Semifinals I & II – 3rd Place Match ESPN+
Sun, Jul 7 4 p.m. Winners Semifinals I & II – Title Match

Healey and Moreno

ESPN+

ESPN+

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