1975, 1979, 1983: No third place match was played. Uruguay would win the title again to win their bicampeonato after defeating Argentina 1–0 in the last match of the tournament. By the early 20th century, football was growing in popularity, and the first international competition held among national teams of the continent occurred in 1910 when Argentina organized an event to commemorate the centenary of the May Revolution. Uruguay would go on defeating Peru 2–0 in the semis to reach the finals and overpower Paraguay 3–0, thus winning the trophy on Argentinean soil for the third time and second in a row. The format would remain constant with a first round of groups, but the final round stage ranged from being a new, final round-robin group or a single-elimination system to decide the winner. Ecuador made their debut at that tournament. On four occasions (in 1975, 1979, 1983 and 2021), the tournament was or will be held in multiple South American countries. The swap was made official in May 2012.

Bolivia won for the first time when it hosted in 1963, but was defeated in the first game of the 1967 tournament by debutant Venezuela. The other teams are assigned to different "pots", usually based also on the FIFA Rankings, and teams in each pot are drawn at random to the three groups. The ranking of each team in each group is determined as follows: If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, It begins with the quarter-finals, then semi-finals, the third-place match (contested by the losing semi-finalists), and the final. Running from an embarrassing performance in 2001, Brazil reestablished itself in the South American pantheon after defeating Argentina, on penalties, in order to win the 2004 competition held in Peru. Points are used to rank the teams within a group. Below are the rosters for the 1993 Copa América tournament in Ecuador, from 15 June to 4 July 1993. Uruguay has the most championships in the tournament's history, with 15 cups, while the current champion, Brazil, has nine cups. Despite the large investment and initial success of the team, the Chileans would be defeated in the last match by eventual champions Argentina. Mexico participated in every tournament between 1993 and 2016, with one additional team drawn from CONCACAF, except for 1999, when AFC team Japan filled out the 12-team roster, and 2019, which featured Japan and Qatar. For other uses, see, Current Copa América trophy (left) at the Conmebol Museum and the special edition awarded exclusively for.

In all, nine different nations have received invitations: Costa Rica (1997, 2001, 2004, 2011, 2016), Honduras (2001), Japan (1999, 2019), Jamaica (2015, 2016), Mexico (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2016), Haiti (2016), Panama (2016), the United States (1993, 1995, 2007, 2016), Qatar (2019, 2021) and Australia (2021). Brazil lifted its first official international title since the 1970 FIFA World Cup upon winning the 1989 Copa América held on home soil. [20][21] The winning team will keep the trophy in perpetuity. [2] The competition determines the champion of South America. A second rotation commenced in 2011, with host countries rotating in alphabetical order, starting with Argentina. [5] Mexico's two runner-up finishes are the highest for a non-CONMEBOL side. Argentina, in turn, won the Copa América after 32 long years in 1991 in Chile, thanks to a refreshed squad led by the prolific goalscorer Gabriel Batistuta. Colombia, the host nation, would go on to win the competition for the first time ever. Uruguay hosted and won the 1942 edition. Eight of the ten CONMEBOL national teams have won the tournament at least once in its 46 stagings since the event's inauguration in 1916, with only Ecuador and Venezuela yet to win. After losing the 1928 final at the 1928 Summer Olympics held in Amsterdam, Argentina would gain revenge in the 1929 South American Championship by defeating the Uruguayans in the last, decisive match. The success of the tournament on Charrúan soil would help consolidate the tournament.

Uruguay managed to win the competition in 1995 as host, ending a period of decline for Uruguayan football. Argentina won the competition for the first time thanks to the goals of Julio Libonatti. Mexico and the United States, both of CONCACAF, were the invited teams for this tournament. In 1986, CONMEBOL decided to return to having one country host the tournament and to contest it every other year. In subsequent years, Uruguay would dominate the tournament, which at that time was the largest football tournament in the world. their rankings are determined as follows: The knockout stage is a single-elimination tournament in which teams play each other in one-off matches, with penalty shootouts used to decide the winner if a match is still tied after 90 minutes in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, and after extra time in the final. For example, Argentina would be the first (and so far only) team to win three consecutive titles by winning the championships of 1945, 1946 and 1947.

Each national team had to submit a squad of 23 players, 3 of whom must be goalkeepers. The first rotation was completed following the 2007 Copa América which took place in Venezuela. This so-called Campeonato Sudamericano de Football would be the first edition of what is currently known as Copa América; Uruguay would triumph in this first edition after tying 0–0 with hosts Argentina in the deciding, last match held in Estadio Racing Club in Avellaneda.
No third place match was played; teams are listed in alphabetical order.

The 1993 Copa América tournament in Ecuador would take its current form. Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia withdrew from the tournament. Chile and Uruguay withdrew from the tournament. It was held in Ecuador between June 15 and July 4. The United States was invited to every tournament between 1997 and 2007 but frequently turned down the invitation due to scheduling conflicts with Major League Soccer. This renewal helped the tournament, which began to receive television coverage in Europe and North America. The trophy was not to have a base.

However, on 30 October 2006, the US Soccer Federation accepted the invitation to participate in the 2007 tournament, ending a 12-year absence.
However, in March 2012, it was announced that Chile would be hosting the 2015 Copa América, after CBF president Ricardo Teixeira resigned from his position and the CBF agreed to swap the tournament's hosting with Chile. This page was last edited on 12 October 2020, at 03:13. On April 2016, a commemorative trophy – specifically designed for the Copa América Centenario – was introduced at the Colombian Football Federation headquarters of Bogotá to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the competition. Apart from the main trophy, the "Copa Bolivia" (a small trophy made in silver) has been awarded to the runner-up of the competition since the 1997 edition. Seeing the success of the tournament, a boardmember of the Uruguayan Football Association, Héctor Rivadavia, proposed the establishment of a confederation of the associations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, and on 9 July, independence day in Argentina, CONMEBOL was founded. From 1987 until 2001, the event was hosted every two years in rotation by the ten members of the confederation. That competition (also attended by Uruguay and Chile) was named "Copa del Centenario" (Centennial Cup). Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Peru withdrew from the tournament. "Una historia que cumple 100 años" by Oscar Barnade, List of CONMEBOL Copa América broadcasters, "The oldest main continental tournament in the world", "CONCACAF and CONMEBOL Announce Agreement to Bring Copa America 2016 to the United States", "Copa America 2016: Contradicting reports surface on U.S. becoming permanent home", "Copa América: a new cycle begins and the revolving calendar remains", "Reunión de Presidentes y el C. Ejecutivo", "Copa América Argentina 2011: Japón comunicó que no participará del torneo", "China to enter 2015 Copa America in Chile", "China accept 2015 Copa America invitation", "Fue presentado en Bogotá el trofeo de la Copa América Centenario", "Copa América Centenario: La historia de los dos trofeos", "Este es el trofeo que se llevará el ganador de la Copa América", "Así es el trofeo de la Copa América Centenario", "Entérate por qué el trofeo de subcampeón tiene una bandera de Bolivia", J.League Cup / Copa Sudamericana Championship, Comparison of association football and futsal, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Copa_América&oldid=983077723, Recurring sporting events established in 1916, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-LCCN identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, QF = quarter-final, GS = group stage, 2nd/3rd/4th = final rank. [2][3][4] Since the 1990s, teams from North America and Asia have also been invited to participate.

The 2016 version of the event, Copa América Centenario, featured sixteen teams, with six teams from CONCACAF in addition to the 10 from CONMEBOL.

After those three annual tournaments, the competition returned to being held every two years, then three and later four.