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USA to host combined CONCACAF, CONMEBOL 2016 Copa America Centenario

USA to host combined CONCACAF, CONMEBOL 2016 Copa America Centenario

Posted by Liliana Castaño on May 02, 2014

 The United States will stage its biggest international men’s soccer tournament since the 1994 World Cup in 2016, when it hosts a combined CONCACAF-CONMEBOL Copa America, the two confederations announced in Miami Thursday morning.

 

The 2016 edition will mark the 100th anniversary of CONMEBOL, and to celebrate that landmark it is opening up the prestigious summer competition to six CONCACAF entrants: the USA, Mexico and four teams who will qualify in the next two years. Two will come from the 2014 Caribbean and Central American cup champions, while two others will qualify through the 2015 Gold Cup.

The Copa America Centenario tournament — which will join Euro 2016 and and the 2016 Summer Olympics on a congested summer calendar in two years — will take place across the U.S. CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb said it would be “a process” to determine the host sites and that the competition would take place from June 3-June 26.

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