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CONCACAF statement about Copa America coming to the United States in 2016



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NEW YORK (CONCACAF Release) – Following yesterday’s announcement from CONMEBOL that the 2016 Copa America will be held in the United States and include the participation of six national teams from CONCACAF, Confederation officials confirmed today that they are conducting talks on this matter and further negotiations are required before a final agreement has been reached.

“Even though playing the 2016 Copa America in the CONCACAF region with our teams and those from CONMEBOL would be a wonderful experience for all fans, we are still in the midst of talks and negotiations between all parties involved in this decision,” said CONCACAF General Secretary, Enrique Sanz. “This is an idea we are hoping to materialize but we are still evaluating and discussing before it becomes official but the intention is definitely there.”

In July, CONCACAF President, Jeffrey Webb, met with Executive Committee members of CONMEBOL in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to explore the potential for collaborative opportunities between the two confederations.  Among the items discussed was the staging of a special Copa America in 2016 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of CONMEBOL that would involve CONCACAF’s partnership and participation.

CONCACAF “The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football” is one of six continental confederations of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and serves as the governing body of football in this part of the world. It is composed of 40 national associations, from Canada in the north to Guyana, Surinam and French Guyana in the south.


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