The 46th edition of the Copa America took place this summer as South America’s best teams fought it out for the continental crown.Heavyweights of world football such as Argentina and Brazil were part of the fun, as well as the tournament’s most successful team, Uruguay.AdChoices广告With some of the best players in the world on display, like Lionel Messi, the competition boasted a unique allure, with the continent’s Joga Bonito philosophy strongly imbued. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Goal brings you everything you need to know, including when it is, teams involved, fixtures, results and more.When is Copa America 2019? The 2019 Copa America got under way on June 14 and ran for three weeks until the final on July 7 .Group games finished on June 24 and there was a three-day break before knockout fixtures were played from June 27.Copa America 2019 schedule Tournament stage Date(s) Group stage June 14 – June 24 Quarter-finals June 27 – June 29 Semi-finals July 2 – 3 Third-place play-off July 6 Final July 7 Notably it will be the last Copa America tournament to be held on an odd year, with CONMEBOL initiating a change to the scheduling.From 2020 on, the Copa America will follow the same calendar as UEFA’s European Championship.Copa America 2019 final and third-place matchBrazil claimed their first crown in over a decade in a competition that saw them beat out Peru for the title, while Argentina finished third. Date Match Kick-off time Venue Jul 7 Brazil 3-1 Peru 9pm BST / 4pm ET Maracana, Rio de Janeiro Jul 6 Argentina 2-1 Chile 8pm BST / 3pm ET Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo Copa America 2019 semi-finals The last four turned up two tantalising clasicos. Hosts Brazil topped Superclasico de las Americas rivals Argentina on Tuesday in a heated contest, before Chile were bounced by Peru in an all-Pacific clash the following day. Date Match Kick-off time Venue Jul 2 Brazil 2-0 Argentina 1:30am BST / 8:30pm ET Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte Jul 3 Chile 0-3 Peru 1:30am BST / 8:30pm ET Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre Copa America 2019 quarter-finals Three of the quarter-final clashes ended 0-0 amid a host of VAR-disallowed goals, leaving penalties to decide which teams advanced. Argentina were the sole team to net during the phase, with Lautaro Martinez and Gio Lo Celso striking to down Venezuela. Date Match Kick-off time Venue Jun 27 Brazil 0-0 (4-3 pens) Paraguay 1:30am BST / 8:30pm ET Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre Jun 28 Argentina 2-0 Venezuela 8pm BST / 3pm ET Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro Jun 29 Colombia 0-0 (4-5 pens) Chile 12am BST / 7pm ET Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo Jun 29 Uruguay 0-0 (4-5 pens) Peru 8pm BST / 3pm ET Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador Copa America 2019 group stage The draw for the Copa 2019 was confirmed on January 24 , allocating the group stage of the 12 teams to participate in the competition.Copa America 2019 teams Team Confederation Argentina CONMEBOL Bolivia CONMEBOL Brazil CONMEBOL Chile CONMEBOL Colombia CONMEBOL Ecuador CONMEBOL Paraguay CONMEBOL Peru CONMEBOL Uruguay CONMEBOL Venezuela CONMEBOL Japan AFC Qatar AFC As you can see, there are 10 CONMEBOL representatives and two extra teams from the AFC, Qatar and Japan, who accepted invitations to take part .It is the first Copa America not to feature any CONCACAF representatives since teams were first invited.Group A tables, fixtures & results Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts 1 Brazil (H) 🇧🇷 3 2 1 0 +8 9 2 Venezuela 🇻🇪 3 1 2 0 +2 5 3 Peru 🇵🇪 3 1 1 1 -3 4 4 Bolivia 🇧🇴 3 0 0 3 -7 0 Group A Fixtures Date Game Time (UK / ET) Venue June 14 Brazil 3-0 Bolivia 1:30am / 8:30pm Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo June 15 Venezuela 0-0 Peru 8pm / 3pm Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre June 18 Bolivia 1-3 Peru 10:30pm / 5:30pm Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo June 18 Brazil 0-0 Venezuela 1:30am / 8:30pm Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador June 22 Peru 0-5 Brazil 8pm / 3pm Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo June 22 Bolivia1-3 Venezuela 8pm / 3pm Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte Group B tables, fixtures & results Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts 1 Colombia 🇨🇴 3 3 0 0 +4 9 2 Argentina 🇦🇷 3 1 1 1 0 4 3 Paraguay 🇵🇾 3 0 2 1 -1 2 4 Qatar 🇶🇦 3 0 1 2 -3 1 Group B Fixtures Date Game Time (UK / ET) Venue June 15 Argentina 0-2 Colombia 11pm / 6pm Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador June 16 Paraguay 2-2 Qatar 8pm / 3pm Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro June 19 Colombia 1-0 Qatar 10:30pm / 5:30pm Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo June 19 Argentina 1-1 Paraguay 1:30am / 8:30pm Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte June 23 Qatar 0-2 Argentina 8pm / 3pm Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre June 23 Colombia 1-0 Paraguay 8pm / 3pm Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador Group C tables, fixtures & results Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts 1 Uruguay 🇺🇾 3 2 1 0 +5 7 2 Chile 🇨🇱 3 2 0 1 +4 6 3 Japan 🇯🇵 3 0 2 1 -4 2 4 Ecuador 🇪🇨 3 0 1 2 -5 1 Group C Fixtures Date Game Time (UK / ET) Venue June 16 Uruguay 4-0 Ecuador 11pm / 6pm Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte June 17 Japan 0-4 Chile 12am / 7pm Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo June 20 Uruguay 2-2 Japan 12am / 7pm Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre June 21 Ecuador 1-2 Chile 12am / 7pm Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador June 24 Chile 0-1 Uruguay 12am / 7pm Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro June 24 Ecuador 1-1 Japan 12am / 7pm Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte Copa America 2019 hosts Brazil hosted the 2019 edition of the tournament and it was their first time staging it since 1989.It was the fifth time the Copa America was being held in Brazil, with the country previously hosting in 1919, 1922 and 1949, as well as 1989.Copa America 2019 stadiums Stadium City Capacity Estadio do Maracana Rio de Janeiro 74,738 Estadio do Morumbi Sao Paulo 67,428 Estadio Mineirao Belo Horizonte 58,170 Arena do Gremio Porto Alegre 55,662 Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova Salvador 51,900 Arena Corinthians Sao Paulo 49,205 Games took place in six stadiums across five cities, which you can see in the table above.The opening match was played at Estadio do Morumbi – home of the team Sao Paulo – in Sao Paulo and the final took place at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.Watch & live stream Copa America 2019 In the US, the tournament was broadcast in both Spanish and English, with Telemundo clinching the Spanish rights. ESPN offered coverage in English.In 2016, the Copa America Centenario broadcasting rights were held by FOX and Univision in the US, while Premier Sports held the rights in the UK.Who won the last Copa America? Chile won the crown in 2016, their second in a row, and made it to the last four in 2019. Brazil claimed the 2019 crown with a 3-1 win over Peru in the final. Favourites Argentina were also among the last four, with controversy surrounding both the semi-final and the third-place matched they were involved in.
18 September 2007International pacts that deal with peace, development and human rights will be the focus of this year’s annual campaign to promote the signature and ratification of treaties during the opening of the General Assembly session. Already 30 countries have signalled that they planned to sign, ratify or accede to at least one multilateral treaty deposited with the United Nations Secretary-General during this year’s event, the ninth in the series.The Focus 2007 Treaty Event, which will be held on the sidelines of the General Assembly’s General Debate at UN Headquarters in New York on 25-27 September and 1-2 October, is set to highlight 43 treaties and pacts, including those that cover human rights, terrorism, organized crime, corruption, environmental issues, the law of the sea, disarmament and international trade.Recently adopted treaties, such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and its Optional Protocol, as well as the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances, are expected to generate the greatest interest from UN Member States.
President Maithripala Sirisena is to send his representatives to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which is currently meeting in Geneva, to appeal against interfering in Sri Lanka’s affairs.The President told media heads today that he hopes to send three of his representatives to Geneva. The text is to be further amended before it is submitted to the UN Human Rights Council Secretariat to be debated and voted on if required. (Colombo Gazette) A resolution is also being prepared to be submitted to the Council later this month. Accordingly, the President is to send former Ministers Dr. Sarath Amunugama and Mahinda Samarasinghe as well as the Governor of the Northern Province Dr. Suren Raghavan to Geneva. The initial draft text of a Resolution on Sri Lanka being circulated among members of the the UN Human Rights Council and human rights groups, has called on Sr Lanka to agree on a time-bound action plan to address the human rights issue.The draft requests the Office of the High Commissioner and relevant special procedure mandate holders, in consultation with and with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka, to continue to strengthen their advice and technical assistance on the promotion and protection of human rights and truth, justice, reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka.