Copa America 2021 Prize Money

Copa America Prize MoneyThe Copa América is the international men’s football championship organized by South America’s football ruling body CONMEBOL and 2021 will be the 47th edition of the Copa América. The tournament was originally scheduled to take place from 12 June to 12 July 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CONMEBOL announced the tournament had been postponed for the year 2020.  In order to protect the health and safety of the teams, media, visitors and host cities this decision was made. The tournament will take place in Colombia and Argentina from 11 June to 10 July 2021.

The 2021 Copa América tournament will take place in nine venues in nine cities. 10 CONMEBOL teams and two additional teams from other confederations., which will be divided into two geographical zones for the group stage. In 2019, the CONMEBOL council officially approved the participation of Australia and Qatar as the two invited teams. they were the previous two winners of the AFC Asian cup. Qatar has already participated in the previous edition.

However, organizers have announced that there will be a 25% reduction in the prize money fund which will be announced by March 2021. Depending on that fact here’s a prize money list for the 2021 Copa América given :

Copa America 2021 prize money

Stage Amount (USD)
Winners $5 million
Runners-up $2.9 million
Third Place $2 million
Fourth place $1.75 million
Quarterfinal Losing Teams $1 million
Participation $1 million guaranteed to every team regardless of results.
Total Prize Money Fund $16 million

The winner will receive $5 million with a gold cup and the final losing team will receive $2.9 million and a silver cup. To motivate the teams a lot of other enchanting prizes are given by the sponsors and the local federation. The third placing team will bag $2 million with the fourth-place team receiving $1.75 million. Each participating team will receive a guaranteed $1 million and the quarterfinal losing teams will receive an amount of $1 million. Which makes the total amount of $16 million. This is not the official prize money but is estimated prize money based on the news of a 25% reduction of prize money.

The 2020 Copa América was postponed so here’s an official prize money list of the 2019 tournament.

Copa America 2019 prize money

Stage Amount (USD)
Winners $6.5 million
Runners-up $3.5 million
Third Place $3.0 million
Fourth place $2.5 million
Quarterfinal Losing Teams $1.5 million
Participation $1 million guaranteed to every team regardless of results.
Total Prize Money Fund $21.5 million

In the 2019 tournament, the winner received an amount of $6.5 million and a gold cup with the runners-up receiving $3.5 million and a silver cup. The third placing team received $3 million and the fourth placing team received $2.5 million. Not only the winning teams get prize money but also the quarterfinal losing team received $1.5 million. $1 million guaranteed to every participating team regardless of results.

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