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Is there a third place playoff at Copa America 2024?

David Ospina, Juan Cuadrado

All eyes will be on the Copa America 2024 final come July 14, but will there be a third place playoff to determine the best of the semifinal losers?

After a three-year break, the Copa America is back this summer and bigger than ever, featuring 16 total teams, including the host nation, the United States. As the red, white, and blue look to bounce back from their fourth place finish in 2016, CONMEBOL powerhouses like Brazil and Argentina have their sights set on the lifting the coveted trophy once again.

The match calendar is packed with 32 fixtures all leading up to the final at Hard Rock Stadium, but before the new Copa America champions can be crowned, the tournament must have a third place winner.

David Ospina, Juan Cuadrado

Peru v Colombia: Third Place Play Off – Copa America Brazil 2021 / Pedro Vilela/GettyImages

Yes, there is a third place playoff at Copa America 2024. The two losers from both semifinal matches will meet at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC to face off in their final game of the tournament.

The team that wins the playoff will not only take home a medal, but also a reported $5 million prize purse, per ESPN. Although it is a far cry from the $16 million given to the winner of the Copa America 2024, it is still a nice reward for the third place team.

The fourth place team will receive $4 million.

The third place playoff at Copa America 2024 is on Saturday, July 13 at 8 p.m. ET. The two nations will only have a few days to recover from their semifinal losses on July 9 and July 10 before taking the pitch again.

In the Copa America 2021, Colombia defeated Peru 3-2 in the third place showdown thanks to some late game heroics from Luis Díaz, who scored a brace, including the stoppage time winner, in the fixture three years ago.

Find out how to watch the third place match, as well as the final just one day later, in the Copa America 2024.

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