The Pay-TV broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has acquired exclusive television and digital rights for the 2021 Copa America across the Indian Sub-continent till December 31, 2021. While the tournament will be held from 14 June to 11 July.
This is the first time since 1983 that Copa America will be held in two nations, Argentina and Colombia. The competition will have 10 teams participating with two groups of five teams each.
The first group will consist of Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, and Bolivia will play their matches in Argentina while the second group comprising of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, will play their share of matches in Colombia.
The first match of Copa America 2021 will be played between 14-time champions Argentina and Chile on June 14 in Buenos Aires.
Copa America is the oldest football tournament of national teams in the world. This will be the 47th edition of this prestigious competition organized by South America’s football ruling body CONMEBOL.
The tournament will likely feature the world’s best footballers like Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr, Dani Alves, Gabriel Jesus, James Rodriguez, Roberto Firmino, Pablo Dybala, Sergio Aguero, and Luis Suarez among others.
Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer, Distribution and Head – Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited said: “With this acquisition, we will be presenting our viewers the best of international football from Europe to South America through June and July. From Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe in the UEFA UERO 2020 to Lionel Messi and Neymar in the Cope America 2021, our football calendar will showcase the best football players and teams from across the world.”
The Cope America will kick off on 14th June, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and will end on 11 July, with the final in Barranquilla, Colombia & will be available on Indian sub-continent on the Sony Network.