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2019 Copa America: Brazil, favorites on Group A

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The 2019 Copa America hosts are expecting to their ninth South American title, a championship they haven’t won since 2007.

The last time Brazil won the Copa America was in 2007 and with it their eighth title.

But since then, the “jogo bonito” inventors have seen how Uruguay and Chile have won the last three editions of the world’s oldest tournament.

And now with the competition being played at home, the team hopes they can lift the title once again.

Brazil has been drawn into Group A of the 2019 Copa America together with Bolivia, Venezuela, and Peru.

Out of this group, only Venezuela has yet to lift the prestigious trophy yet.

Brazil is hopeful Neymar Jr. will be healthy for the competition as they want to prove the 2016 early exit in Group Stage was just an unlucky edition for the “Cariocas.”

Meanwhile, Bolivia wants to repeat their 1997 run, when they made it all the way to the Final against Brazil.

Venezuela has made it alive of Group Stage in the last four editions, reaching the Quarterfinals in 2016.

And Peru has reached at least the Quarterfinals since 1997, not failing to reach this stage of the competition since then, with their best result in the last 20 years being two Third Place in 2011 and 2015.

The first Group A match will be played on June 14, while the last will be played on June 22.