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Copa America: Uruguay, Chile, Japan, Ecuador in Group C

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

Uruguay, Chile, and were paired in Group C of the three groups in which the competitors of the Copa America 2019 were divided, according to the draw held here.

has already been defined as one of the top three South American teams in the latest ranking, alongside and Argentina, reports

In its 46th edition, the Copa America, which is coming back to after an absence of 30 years, will be played between June 14 and July 7 by the 10 members of (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela) and by and as invited countries.

The three groups of the new edition, led by Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, were defined in a draw held on Thursday at the Cidade das Artes (City of Arts) here and was attended by several world stars, including the Brazilian former and world champion Cafu, who hosted the event, together with his compatriot

The (CONMEBOL) decided in November that the teams would be divided into groups according to their standing in the latest ranking of national teams so that the best teams of do not cross in the group stage.

Thus, Brazil, and were in the first pot, Colombia, and in the second, Paraguay, and in the third, and Ecuador, and in the last.

The competition schedule starts on June 16 when Uruguay will debut at the in the city of where they will face Four days later it will face Japan at the Arena do in and at the Maracana in on June 24.

The other Group C matches will be between Japan and on June 17 at the Morumbi in Sao Paulo, between and Chile on June 21 at the in and between Ecuador and Japan on June 24 at the Mineirao in

If Uruguay qualifies first in their group and reach the final, they will play the quarterfinals on June 29 at the Arena Fonte Nova, the semifinals on July 3 at the Arena do Gremio and the title game on July 7 at the Maracana.

Group A has Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru, whilst Group B consists of Argentina, Colombia, and



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First Published: Fri, January 25 2019. 15:12 IST