The Maracana Stadium will host the final of the 2019 Copa America.
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Where and when is it taking place?
The tournament runs from June 14 to July 7 with 26 matches played across three four-team groups and a knockout stage.
Brazil have won all the four previous occasions they have hosted the Copa America (in 1919, 1922, 1949, 1989) so they are understandably favourites to lift an eighth title.
The Maracana Stadium will host the final on July 7 - and fixtures will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Port Alegre and Salvador:
Rio de Janeiro - Maracana
Sao Paulo - Estadio do Murumbi
Sao Paulo - Arena Corinthians
Belo Horizonte - Estadio Mineirao
Porto Alegre - Arena do Gremio
Salvador - Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
Chile champions Copa America 2016
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The Groups - and how it works
The Selecao open the tournament on home soil against Bolivia - Peru and Venezuela are their other opponents in Group A, with the hosts aiming to plot a safe passage all the way through to the final at the Maracana in Rio.
In Group B, the two top seeds - Argentina and Colombia - face-off in the opening round, which is likely to determine who finishes top, with Paraguay and Qatar looking to cause an upset.
Luis Suarez's Uruguay are the most successful team in Copa America history with 15 titles - and Group C is comprised of Oscar Tabarez's team alongside Ecuador, Japan and Chile.
The top two from each group advance to the quarter-finals, alongside the two best third-placed teams based on: 1) Points 2) Goal difference 3) Goals scored 4) Drawing of lots
Group Fixtures (BST kick-off times)
Saturday 15 June
Brazil v Bolivia (Group A, 01:30), Venezuela v Peru (A, 20:00), Argentina v Colombia (B, 23:00)
Sunday 16 June
Paraguay v Qatar (B, 20:00), Uruguay v Ecuador (C, 23:00)
Tuesday 18 June
Bolivia v Peru (A, 22:30), Japan v Chile (C, 00:00)
Wednesday 19 June
Brazil v Venezuela (A, 01:30), Colombia v Qatar (B, 22:30)
Thursday 20 June
Argentina v Paraguay (B, 01:30)
Friday 21 June
Uruguay v Japan (C, 00:00)
Saturday 22 June
Bolivia v Venezuela (A, 20:00), Peru v Brazil (A, 20:00), Ecuador v Chile (C, 00:00)
Sunday 23 June
Colombia v Paraguay (B, 20:00), Qatar v Argentina (B, 20:00)
Tuesday 25 June
Chile v Uruguay (C, 00:00), Ecuador v Japan (C, 00:00)
Who is most likely to challenge Brazil?
The moment Neymar injures his ankle, forcing Brazil star to miss Copa America (SNTV)
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An expectant host nation is targeting victory in the South American showpiece event for the first time since 2007.
But while Brazil have been victorious in every tournament they have hosted, they have only won the Copa America eight times in their history.
Compare that to the 14 won by their great rivals Argentina and it proves their pedigree is not quite what many would expect. They have struggled in recent years and have not lifted the trophy since 1993.
For this group of Uruguay players, this has been viewed by some as a last chance saloon. The winners of Group C will face one of the third-placed teams before a potential semi-final date with Argentina in Porto Alegre.
Meanwhile, Chile have been the team to beat in recent years, following up their maiden Copa America title in 2015 by defending the crown in its centenary year.
Who else is competing?
Shinji Okazaki is part of Japan's Copa America squad
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Leicester striker Shinji Okazaki has been named in the Japan squad for the tournament.
Since 1993, CONMEBOL – the governing body of South American football – has invited two teams from different associations to boost numbers in the finals.
Japan return for a second time having been knocked out of the group stage in 1999, while Qatar will make their debut this year.
Mexico have been invited to all previous editions since 1993 but are not participating this time around, while Australia are scheduled to enter for the first time at the 2020 event.
Japan will hope to mark their maiden Copa appearance by upsetting Uruguay, Ecuador and holders Chile in Group C, while Qatar will take on Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay in Group B.
Can Messi finally lead Argentina to glory?
Argentina’s Lionel Messi will be aiming to lift the Copa America trophy for the first time.
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With Neymar absent for Brazil after suffering an ankle injury in a friendly against Qatar, the tournament has been denied his highly-anticipated showdown with Messi.
The PSG forward would no doubt have courted plenty of attention considering his status in his homeland and the fact he is facing serious rape allegations off the pitch.
Argentina captain Messi has famously never been able to replicate his sensational club form with Barcelona on the international scene.
The 31-year-old has more than 20 major honours in Spain but only holds an Olympic gold medal and an Under-20 World Cup win when it comes to his Argentina trophy collection.
Walk on by, Leo: Lionel Messi meanders past the Copa América trophy after picking up his loser's medal
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Winning the world's oldest continental football competition is of course a big achievement in itself, but the champions will view coming out on top at the Maracana as a springboard ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
For Messi, even participating in Brazil this summer seemed a distant possibility when he opted to sit out Argentina's friendlies in the aftermath of Russia 2018.
After being knocked out at the round-of-16 stage by eventual winners France, caretaker-coach Lionel Scaloni has revamped the squad. Defensive issues remain while goalkeeper Sergio Romero was left out of the 23-man squad.
Only eight players remain from Argentina's World Cup squad, but the familiar front three of Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria are capable of winning the tournament on their own.
Who else could win the Golden Boot?
Chile forward Alexis Sanchez (7) kisses the championship trophy after winning the championship match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario soccer tournament
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Chile forward Alexis Sanchez has struggled for form at Manchester United - and he may view this as the perfect stage upon which to remind the world of his talent.
In the light of Neymar’s absence, Everton forward Richarlison will be looking to seize his moment to shine. The 22-year-old has scored five goals from his 10 senior caps and has been in great form for his country over the last season.
Elsewhere, Udinese's Argentina winger Rodrigo De Paul will hope to be given the opportunity to make an impression – as will fellow Serie A man Duvan Zapata.
The Colombia striker hit 23 league goals for Atalanta last season and is the pretender to Radamel Falcao’s international crown.