The 2024 Copa America match might be performed in the USA, CONMEBOL confirmed on Friday after an agreement between the South American soccer confederation and CONCACAF.
The format will characteristic 16 groups, 10 from CONMEBOL and 6 from CONCACAF, with groups from the North, Central American and Caribbean confederation qualifying by way of the 2023-24 CONCACAF Nations League match.
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Discussions with some U.S.-based potential venues are already underway, in keeping with sources, and it is attainable that a number of of the cities set to host World Cup video games in 2026 would even be used for the Copa America.
For girls’s nationwide groups, CONCACAF has invited the highest 4 CONMEBOL nationwide groups to take part within the 2024 CONCACAF W Gold Cup. The inaugural version of this 12-team match can even be performed in the USA.
The 2 CONCACAF groups that can take part within the 2024 Summer season Olympics (United States and Jamaica or Canada) will qualify immediately for the 2024 CONCACAF W Gold Cup. The remaining six CONCACAF groups might be decided via the 2023 Street to CONCACAF W Gold Cup.
The 4 visitor CONMEBOL groups that can take part have been decided primarily based on the outcomes of the 2022 Ladies’s Copa America: Brazil (champion) Colombia (runner-up), Argentina (third place) and Paraguay (fourth place).
The Copa America options all South American nationwide groups, together with Brazil and Argentina, however has additionally traditionally invited visitor international locations to take part.
Argentina is the defending Copa America and World Cup champion.
The U.S. have participated within the match 4 occasions beforehand, most lately in 2016, after they reached the semifinal. That match was additionally held in the USA.
The US, Mexico and Canada will co-host the lads’s World Cup in 2026.
“CONMEBOL and Concacaf are united by historic and affective ties,” CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez mentioned in a press release. “However above all, we’re united by the fervour, attribute of all of the Americas, for soccer and sports activities.
“We’re decided to resume and develop our joint initiatives and tasks. We wish this ardour to translate into extra and higher competitions and for soccer and its values to develop and strengthen all through the hemisphere.
“For sure, each confederations imagine in huge, and we are going to work with this orientation.”
CONMEBOL mentioned in a press release that 2024 Copa America would function “preparation for the upcoming World Cup” and provides the groups an opportunity to compete in a 2026 World Cup host nation.
“This can be a partnership to assist the continuing progress of males’s and girls’s soccer in Concacaf and CONMEBOL, and can really be of mutual profit to each Confederations,” CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani mentioned in a press release. “Working hand in hand with CONMEBOL, we are going to ship elite competitions that can present extra alternatives for our federations, and that we all know passionate followers need to see.
“We look ahead to working collectively to make sure that soccer in each areas continues to thrive.”
Ecuador determined to not manage the 2024 Copa America, as anticipated, attributable to public safety points.