Copa America is a famous football tournament in Latin America. It is normally held a year after the FIFA World Cup. Brazil will host the 2019 Copa America. The opening match will be between Bolivia and Brazil. Punters who make correct predictions will receive a bet9ja promotion code from different bookmakers. In this post, we discuss three things Copa America 2019 fans need to know.
The Morumbi Stadium
Morumbi is a large stadium located in Sao Paulo. It has a capacity of 66,795 seats. The stadium hosted the opening match of the 2019 Copa America between Brazil and Bolivia. Match organizers were optimistic that they would sell all tickets. Nevertheless, they sold 46,342 tickets. The field had a 70 percent capacity. None of the two teams scored in the first half of their match. Brazilian fans started booing their team as the game advanced. Soares and Philippe Coutinho scored one goal and two goals respectively in the second half.
Generally, the Copa America competition has numerous vacant seats in each match. The event organizers were concerned about the low attendance in the first matches. They discovered that there were several errors in the tournament’s ticketing process which they promised to correct. Most fans who attempted to purchase tickets in advanced experienced several challenges. The Local Organizing Committee (COL) had to hold back some tickets.
Tite, Brazil’s manager revealed in a recent interview that he knew most of the team’s fans would reactively to his playing style. At times, fans don’t understand the tactics many coaches and managers use to get good results.
The 2019 Copa America will feature ten countries including Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. All nations are members of the South American Football Federation (CONMEBOL). Qatar and Japan are the new entrants in the tournament. CONMEBOL invited them to participate in the competition.
The third and second days of this year’s Copa America had low sales. Most of the games had less than 15,000 fans. For instance, 11,107 spectators attended the match between Venezuela and Peru. The game between Paraguay and Qatar had 19,162 fans. Alejandro Dominguez, the president of CONMEBOL said that their main objective is to have over 65,000 fans attending the matches to watch some of the most talented players.
This year’s Copa America will be the 46th edition of the international football competition. CONMEBOL organizes the tournament after four years. Chile won the last two Copa America tournaments. They are currently facing stiff competition from Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and Uruguay.