CONCACAF and CONMEBOL will stage a special joint tournament in 2016 to celebrate the centenary of CONMEBOL which will be held in the United States.
Basically they are saying that the 2015 Copa America will be the tournament to honor the centenary and that edition will have the 16 teams with 6 Concacaf teamsLas conversaciones van por buen camino. En la ciudad de Sao Paulo se vienen reuniendo autoridades de la Conmebol y de la Concacaf para definir esta propuesta.
Sao Paulo. El titular de la Confederación Norte, Centroamerica y el Caribe de Futbol (Concacaf), Jeffrey Webb, el presidente de la Federación Mexicana de Futbol (FMF), Justino Compeán y la cabeza de la Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (Conmebol), Nicolás Leoz, se reúnen en Sao Paulo para planificar lo que sería la primera Copa América con 16 selecciones.
La idea de la Conmebol es celebrar su centenario con el torneo de países más importante de Sudamérica, a celebrarse en Chile en el 2015, con sus 10 representantes, más 6 de la Concacaf.
Las reuniones sirven para planificar ello y decidir qué selecciones de Norte y Centro América podrían participar, además de la siempre asistente, México.
According to goal.com, the president of the Ecuadorean soccer federation told Mexican media that the U.S. is a potential candidate to host a special 16-team Copa America in celebration of the South American confederation's 100-year anniversary.
"We are going to have the opening so that it's not held in one of the 10 countries of South America. It could be Mexico and it could be the United States as well," Luis Chiriboga told goal.com.
Wikipedia pageThe Mexican Federation president revealed that despite the fact that Chile will host the 2015 edition of the competition, a "special edition" of the Copa will be played a year later, to commemorate the first hundred years of the South American organization's existence.
"With new stadiums in Monterrey and [Guadalajara], we looked to have the tournament here," Compeán stated. "But the economic issue is a strong one and at the moment, I can say that the 2016 edition will be played in the United States while the 2015 edition will be played in Chile, that's official."
You might not be aware of this but there's tens of millions of immigrants in the United States from your country included willing to pay big dollars to fill the stands for this tournament. South American countries already play a lot of friendlies in the USA for this very reason.
The same Americans who had the very first completely sold out World Cup in history in 1994, a World Cup that still holds the record for most people ever to attend it even though only 24 teams were in the competition.
What is it that you don't get about our population. Do you think we are all Pilgrams or Quakers?This is a waste of time. To spend money making an Event in a Country where people don't give a sh..t to football. And celebrate CONMEBOL (Latin America's) centenary in USA? One more Latin "bananerism" attitude. It would be held or in Brazil, or Argentina, or Colombia or even in Costa Rica or Mexico.
maybe rugby... but cricket seriously!!! that sport is just not understeandable in the whole americas...What is it that you don't get about our population. Do you think we are all Pilgrams or Quakers?
International events work so well here becuase not only do we support the red, white and blue, but we support our ancestor's colors too.
You could host a Rugby or Cricket tournament here and sell out. Just because the population as a whole doesn't follow a certain sport doesn't mean it isn't well supported.
This is the reason for the giant sucess of the MLS....:bash:P.S. by sheer numbers alone, the United States has more football fans than almost every country on Earth, so keep crying
I want to punch you. (If your country is USA, then by definition you don't feel it either. Pavo tenías que ser.)
I want to punch you, too.This is a waste of time. To spend money making an Event in a Country where people don't give a sh..t to football. And celebrate CONMEBOL (Latin America's) centenary in USA? One more Latin "bananerism" attitude. It would be held or in Brazil, or Argentina, or Colombia or even in Costa Rica or Mexico.
Exactly. The United States is a melting pot with millions of citizens and residents from other countries. The stadiums will fill up for these matches (and as pointed out before the 1994 FIFA World Cup still holds the attendance record). A lot of South American residents in the USA have never had the chance of experiencing a CSF World Cup qualifier first hand and I'm sure they would like to. This will be their chance to watch a game of almost the same magnitude in--potentially--some of the largest stadiums in the world. Americans know how to host events in which there is a huge market for.You might not be aware of this but there's tens of millions of immigrants in the United States from your country included willing to pay big dollars to fill the stands for this tournament. South American countries already play a lot of friendlies in the USA for this very reason.
I mean the US just beat the euro champs in a friendly not that long ago but hopefully we'll learn to compete someday.This is the reason for the giant sucess of the MLS....:bash:
If one day the real football beats this crap you call football and the thing with the bats, you can compete with the football nations with stars on their jerseys!