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Copa America Draw: Brazil separated from Argentina in Groupings

By Michael Duah
COPA America Draw: Brazil separated from Argentina in Groupings
COPA America Draw: Brazil separated from Argentina in Groupings

Rivals Brazil and Argentina have been separated from each other in the Group stage of the 2019 Copa America in a draw conducted on Thursday.

Hosts Brazil has been placed in Group A, where they will face Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru with Argentina landing in Group B with Colombia and Paraguay, as well as World Cup hosts Qatar, who have been invited to take part for the first time.

Qatar's fellow guests Japan are in Group C alongside Ecuador, Uruguay, and Chile, who is seeking a third consecutive triumph having beaten Argentina in the last two finals.

Tournament

The 2019 tournament is set to run from June 14 to July 4, with Brazil trying to regain the Copa America crown they last won in the 2007 edition.

But it is unclear whether Lionel Messi will be part of the Argentina squad as he has not featured for his country since last year's World Cup.

Copa America draw in full:

Group A: Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela, Peru

Group B: Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay, Qatar

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