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CONMEBOL announces yet another Copa America

CONMEBOL reveals official plans for 2020 Copa América

March 14, 2019 By Oscar Rojas
The South American competition will now be played during the same summer as the European championship for scheduling purposes.

South American football will not join forces with CONCACAF in the near future.

During Wednesday's final hours, CONMEBOL revealed that their plans to play a Copa America the following year will not change, despite the offer made by the U.S. Soccer Federation, who wanted to "ignore CONMEBOL's founding tournament, a competition that has been played for over 103 years, the Copa América".

CONMEBOL has turned down the offer to organize a competition between their associations and CONCACAF teams, while also adding that the North American entity has also ruled out any possibility of having their teams playing in the next three Copa America editions, set to be held in 2020, 2024 and 2028.

The 2020 edition of the oldest national team competition in the globe will be held by Argentina and Colombia as co-hosts. Both countries have to turn in a detailed plan to host the competition, which will be approved by the South American council in due term.

CONMEBOL has changed the number of years that go between one Copa América and another since 2001. Now, with FIFA's approval, the competition will be held during the same summer as the UEFA Euro, in an attempt to give players enough rest between seasons. 

This will be the second time in history in which we will have a Copa América in back-to-back years. Chile won the two most recent editions, in 2015 and 2016.


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