Hosts Brazil play Peru in the Copa America Final tonight; Argentina finished third
Home team Brazil face Peru in the 2019 Copa America Final tonight.
The game is at the famous Maracana Stadium in Brazil at 9m BST on Premier Sports.
Peru convincingly defeated last edition’s finalists Chile 3-0 to make their first Copa America Final in 44 years.
Meanwhile, the home team will be hoping to win the coveted trophy they last won in 2007. They will undoubtedly start as favourites given the strength of their squad, most of whom represent some of the bigger European football teams.
Last edition’s finalists – Colombia and Argentina – played for third place last night. Sergio Aguero and Paolo Dybala scored for Argentina, who maintained their lead despite Arturo Vidal’s second-half goal for defending champions, Colombia.
The main talking point of the game was Lionel Messi’s red card. The striker got sent off after an on-field altercation with Gary Medel, who was also sent off.
This is Messi’s first red card in 14 years, his first being his debut international game. Messi has never had a red card while playing for Barcelona.
This is the 46th edition of the tournament organised by the South American Football Confederation and will be the last Copa America to be held in an odd-number year.
From 2020, the competition will follow the same calendar as UEFA’s European Championship.
Copa America 2019: Results and Fixtures
28 June, Friday – Quarter-finals
Brazil defeated Paraguay in the penalty shootout
Argentina defeated Venezuela 2-0
29 June, Saturday – Quarter-finals
Chile defeated Colombia in the penalty shootout
Peru defeated Uruguay in the penalty shootout
3 July, Wednesday – Semi-finals
Brazil defeated Argentina 2-0
Goals: Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino
4 July, Thursday – Semi-finals
Peru defeated Chile 3-0
Goals: Edison Flores, Yoshimar Yotun and Paolo Guerrero
6 July, Saturday – Third-place match
Argentina defeated Chile 2-1
7 July, Sunday – Copa America Final
Brazil vs Peru at 9pm BST
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How to watch Copa America 2019 in the UK: Premier Sports
Unlike most football tournaments in the UK that are broadcast either on BBC, Sky or BT Sports, Copa America is broadcast on the lesser-known Premier Sports channel.
Sky and Virgin TV customers can add the channel to their existing package for £9.99 a month. Alternatively, you can buy the season ticket, which costs £99 annually, saving you £21 if you have Sky TV.
You don’t have to be a Sky HD customer to get Premier Sports. You only need to have a Sky HD box. Read the Premier Sports FAQ for more details.
You can also use Premier Sports to live stream the Copa America 2019 to your PC and mobile devices.
You’ll need to subscribe via the website. After doing that, you can stream the matches in HD online, or on its Android and iOS apps. The service allows you to cast content to a Smart TV or one with a Chromecast connected.
How to watch Copa America 2019 in the US: ESPN+
If you’re based in the US, then the best way to watch all the Copa America games is to subscribe to ESPN+.
The service is broadcasting all 26 matches of the tournament in English and Portuguese.
This costs $4.99 per month and comes with a seven-day trial for new customers, which means you can watch the knockout stages of the Copa America without paying a penny if you subscribe to the service in time.
ESPN+ has become the de facto home for boxing, MLS, MLB and the Italian Serie A.
Even better, you can use the service on a laptop, desktop, phone, table, streaming stick or gaming console.
It doesn’t require a long-term commitment, so you can disconnect at any time.
How to watch Copa America 2019 in France, Australia and the Middle East: BeIN Sports
If you live in Australia, then the best way to watch Copa America is beIN Sports, which is one of the best places to watch European football rugby and tennis.
The service starts from $19.99 per month and supports a majority of devices, so you can watch on any platform.
It’s also live streaming the other major men’s national football tournament that’s currently on – the African Cup of Nations.
How to watch Copa America 2019 in Europe and Japan: DAZN
If you live in Austria, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and Switzerland, then your best option to watch the Copa America 2019 is DAZN.
Depending on where you live, this sports subscription service costs €9.99 per month, but you get a free month, which means you can watch the remainder of the Copa America without paying a penny.
The service also lets you watch baseball, pool, motorsport and boxing, among other sports.
How to watch Copa America 2019 in Canada: TSN
If you’re based in Canada, then the best way to watch Copa America 2019 is TSN, which is the country’s most-watched sports network service.
The 24-hour streaming service costs $4.99, while TSN Direct costs $19.99.
Apart from the Copa America tournament in Brasil, TSN also lets you stream the FIFA Women’s World Cup that’s taking place in France, and the Queen’s Club Championship that’s taking place in London.
The service will also live stream Wimbledon 2019 from 1-14 July.
How to watch Copa America 2019 anywhere in the world: use a VPN
If you’re travelling outside your country and want to watch Copa America, then your best option is to use a VPN service to virtually spoof your location to the country you want. Paid VPN services are always better because they don’t have any caveats like limited bandwidth or annoying ads and pop-ups. VPNs also protect all your browsing traffic to shield you from advertisers, hackers and even your ISP.
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Here’s how to watch the Copa America 2019 using a VPN
1. Get a VPN (we recommend ExpressVPN because it’s the fastest and most reliable VPN we’ve tested for streaming live sports).
2. Connect to a UK server location.
3. Stream Copa America through Premier Sports (UK), ESPN+ (US) or any of the other services depending on where you live.
ExpressVPN is not only the best VPN we’ve ever used but also the fastest, meaning you can enjoy lag-free streams of the Copa America regardless of which country you stream the game from. You can install the VPN on all your devices and it has 24/7 customer support if you ever need any help.
We’ve teamed up with ExpressVPN to offer our readers a brilliant deal, where you get three months free if you sign up to the one-year plan. The service has a 30-day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee, but we don’t think you’ll need to cancel at all.
Our second-favourite VPN is NordVPN. Like ExpressVPN it has support for a large range of devices, 24/7 customer support and a 30-day money-back guarantee, but its browsing speeds are slightly slower. You can also use it on up to six devices at a time, making it a useful VPN for your entire family or to share between a group of friends.