After the preliminary round, the Copa Sudamericana 2023 defined the group schedule this Monday in Luque, Paraguay, with Liga de Quito and Emelec as heads of groups A and B, respectively.

The group stage of Sudamericana 2023 will be played by the teams representing Argentina (6), Brazil (6) and the four defeated clubs in the matches of the third stage of the Libertadores 2023 play-offs, plus the 16 qualified teams from the first stage of South America.

Aucas, Barcelona SC and Independiente del Valle already know the rivals for the 2023 Copa Libertadores.

league Quito was the first team to leave bolillero 1 and therefore first in group Ain which they will measure Botafogo (Brazil), Cesar Vallejo University (Peru) i Magellan (Chile), new team.

For its part, it was decided by lot Emelec is the boss of Group Bafter being the second club to emerge from pot 1. Their opponents in this edition are Guarani (Paraguayan), Danube (Uruguay) and hurricane (Argentina).

In the group stage each team will play one home game and one away game against each of the other teams from the same group.

The winner of each group will advance directly to the round of 16. The runners-up from each group will qualify for the playoffs round of 16 where the third places of each group stage of the Libertadores will face off to complete the qualification for the round of 16, whose crossovers will be decided by a draw.

The final of this twenty-second edition of the Copa Sudamericana is scheduled for October 28 in one game in Montevideo.

The South American champions will book a place in the 2024 Copa Libertadores group stage and will face the 2023 Libertadores monarch next February for the Recopa Sudamericana.

The the group stage of the 2023 South American Championship begins the week of April 5 and will close the week beginning June 28. (D)

Copa Sudamericana 2023 group formation:

Group A

Liga Quito (ECU)

Botafogo (BRA)

Cesar Vallejo (PER)

Magellan (CHI)

B group

Emelec (ECU)

Guarani (STUDY)

Danube (URU)

hurricane (ARG)

Group C

Students of La Plata (ARG)

Red Bull Bragantino (BRA)

Nafta Istok (BOL)

tacuar (PAR)

Group D

Sao Paulo (BRA)

Sport Tolima (COL)

tiger (ARG)

Puerto Cabello Academy (VEN)

Group E

Saints (BRA)

Newell’s Old Boys (ARG)

Flowering (BOL)

Italian Audax (CHI)

Group F

Penarol (URU)

Defense and Justice (ARG)

America Mineiro (BRA)

Millionaires (COL)

Group G

Independent Santa Fe (COL)

University (PER)

Goias (BRA)

Gymnastics and Fencing La Plata (ARG)

Group H

St. Lawrence (ARG)

Palestinian (CHI)

Students of Merida (VEN)

Fortress (BRA)