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Brazil's Maracana one of only three World Cup venues to be used for 2019 Copa America

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Rio de Janeiro's Maracana hosted the 2014 World Cup final.

The 2019 Copa America final in Brazil will be held at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro while the opening match will take place at the Morumbi in Sao Paulo, organisers said on Tuesday.

The two semifinals will be staged at the Gremio arena in Porto Alegre and the Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) added.

The other two stadiums confirmed to host games are the Fonte Nova in Salvador and Palmeiras' ground the Allianz Parque.

The choice of the six stadiums means only three of the 12 arenas built or renovated at huge cost for the 2014 World Cup will be used in the world's oldest international tournament.

Rogerio Caboclo, the CEO of the tournament's organising committee, said the priorities were to pick venues that weren't used for the FIFA tournament four years ago, and to avoid trips longer than three hours between host cities.

The Copa America, the first to be held in Brazil since 1989, will run from June 14 to July 7 next year and features all 10 South America nations plus invited guest nations Japan and 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report


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