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Chile To Host 2015 Copa America After Striking Deal With Brazil

Mar 23, 2012 - Chile, not Brazil, will host Copa America in 2015. The rotating host model made 2015 Brazil's turn to host the tournament, but they are hosting the Confederations Cup in 2013, the World Cup in 2014 and Rio de Janeiro is hosting the Olympics in 2016 so many wanted to see another country host Copa America in 2015. Those people got their wish.

Chile's president of the country's professional football association Sergio Jaude told reporters on Friday that the country would host Copa America in 2015 and that more details would be released on Saturday. It is expected that Brazil will take Chile's schedule turn to host the tournament in 2019.

There had been talk of Brazil giving up the right to host the tournament in 2015 for a while, but the president of the country's FA, Ricardo Teixeira, insisted that it would not happen. Teixeria has since resigned his post, though, opening the door for a deal that will allow Chile to host South America's football championship.

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http://www.sbnation....st-chile-brazil

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I'm glad they did. With Brazil hosting all those events of the next years, IMO another south american country deserved to host the Copa (besides, I tought Brazil would find it kinda hard with so many things to do between 2013-2016)

This is also the perfect excuse to renovate some of the chilean stadiums.

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After the recent earthquakes, the Chilean authorities have been wanting to hurry some infrastructure renovation projects and include Copa America to these plans and it only makes more sense now that Santiago is bidding for the 2019 Pan American Games. Very nice seeing Chile put more energy in this continental hosting business this decade!

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Chile will host the 2015 Copa America?? Great!! :D it was a lot for Brazil...

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Not confirmed yet, indeed, Brazilian media is saying if confirmed, Chilean FA should have done the announcement this saturday.

Saturday is gone and no official information about.

I think it can be a good idea, but it's ridiculous to say "Brazil have too much to organize soon, so Chile wants and deserves..."

Conmebol have a rotation politics and Brazil would be doing nothing wrong by hosting the Copa America in the year set for this.

Also, it's not mandatory to Brazil to give up on 2015 Copa America, and Brazil would be not "guilty" for not giving up.

I hope Brazilian FA new president agrees on give the Copa America to Chile. I'm so enthuasistic of Chilean development and I would be very happy to see Copa America there, indeed this would open path to some PanAms in Chile soon.

Chile will host the Copa America 2015, the news is just breaking right now (because of 5 minutes, my last post would have been confirming the event).

Still missing Conmebol official resolution, but Brazilian FA did accept the change, since Chile FA voted for a Brazilian replace Ricardo Teixeira in FIFA Executive Committe (politics stinks).

Chile will host two major FIFA tournaments in 2015:

Copa America and U-17 FIFA World Cup (Is it too much for Chile? :P )

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LOL two event in a year for Chile, and you're missing Santiago's South American Games in 2014 :lol:

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Good luck to the great nation of Chile. I'm really a fan of these guys.

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Good decision, in Brasil the Copa would have been left in the shadow of those mega events.

I thought Bolivia was the choice?

I don't think so, at least it shouldn't be. Remember Argentina started the first cycle in 1987 and now the second one last year. The same order of hosts should be repeated (with this one exception) and it's not Bolivia's turn soon.

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The order of hots cities is:

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.

But, it's expected to start some "Pan-American Cup" soon, so, this order will be not valid anymore...

BTW, Brazil is expected to be the first host on the 3-Americas tournament (due the huge structure for the World Cup that'll be ready in 2014), maybe this change also give more time to Concacaf and Conmebol to make all agreements on it.

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Conmebol officially confirms Chile as 2015 Copa America's host

Oficial: la Copa América 2015 en Chile

En una reunión presidida por el Dr. Nicolás Leoz, el Comité Ejecutivo de la Conmebol aprobó el cambio de sede de la Copa América 2015

El cronograma de la competición establecía a Brasil como país anfitrión en el año citado, pero de común acuerdo entre las asociaciones interesadas, se dispuso alterar los turnos de organización. Así, Chile montará la edición de 2015 y Brasil la de 2019.

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CONMEBOL says the 2016 Copa America will be held in the United States

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – South American soccer governing body CONMEBOL will hold a special Copa America tournament in 2016 in the United States to commemorate the organization's 100th year.

CONMEBOL said at a meeting of its executive committee in the Argentine capital Wednesday that the tournament would include the 10 South American confederation teams, plus the United States, Mexico and four others from the CONCACAF region, which comprises North and Central America and the Caribbean.

The event will take place between the 2015 and 2019 Copa America tournaments.

CONMEBOL said in a statement that the four CONCACAF teams would be added according to their rankings in the Gold Cup, the CONCACAF regional championship.

CONMEBOL said the event will be played in July, but offered few other details. It's the first time the event will be played outside South America and could be a huge financial success showcasing Brazil and Argentina to North American fans.

The event will follow the 2016 European Championship in France, which will be expanded to 24 teams for the first time.

CONMEBOL also said Japan and Mexico will play in the 2015 Copa America as guest teams.

Uruguay won the 2011 Copa America, which was played in Argentina.

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The Chilean Football Federation announced on Saturday the eight host cities that will receive matches of the Copa America 2015.

Santiago, Antofagasta, La Serena, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Concepción, Temuco e Rancagua

AFP

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Japan to compete in 2015 Copa America



Japan will take part in the 2015 Copa America, South American football's governing body Conmebol confirmed.

It will be the second time the Asian nation has vied for South America's most coveted international trophy, having also taken part in the 1999 tournament in Paraguay, reports Xinhua.

"It is great news for football in our continent and further proof of the excellent relationship we have had with the Japan Football Association over a long period of time," Conmebol president Eugenio Figueredo said in a statement Friday.

Japan also agreed to play at the 2011 Copa America in Argentina but withdrew following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the country in March 2011.

Meanwhile, Figueredo said Conmebol was also considering changing the two-legged format of the Copa Libertadores final to a single playoff at a neutral venue.

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http://m.business-standard.com/wapnew/storypage_content.php

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^^ I think it's kinda lame to have to invite a country which is not even american to take part on the Copa America, and, along with other reasons, clearly shows a need that the tournament needs to be expanded as soon as possible to become more attractive to the public and compete with the UEFA Euro.

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Chile is going to a unpreceded way to create a sport culture in the country.

Never before, there has been so ambitious to host international events aiming to improve the sport facilities, create a lot of new venues and renovate old stadiums.

Santiago is going to host the X South American games, previously known as ODESUR Games. Those games are full of ambtitius also aiming a preparation for a potential organization of the 2019 Pan Am Games.

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Interesting to see if it rains as much as last time when Chile hosted the tournament. It's the rainiest time of year anyway.

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Why don't CONMEBOL & CONCACAF just merge?

too many shitty countries in CONCACAF. I mean, sportive-wise. There's a shitload of island-type of countries so it wouldn't work. The talent would be diluted causing a level drop in the competition, which is already low.

South America + North America would be great, tho. Mexico included.

But that ain't happening for political reasons. Too bad.

But Mexico, if they had real aspirations, should have dropped out from Concacaf. Just like Australia did to join Asia. They wont ever win a WC playing against so many shitty footballing nations.

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China takes Copa America invitation

BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese men's soccer team has accepted the invitation to take part in the Copa America 2015 in Chile, announced the Chinese Football Association (CFA) on Monday.

The CFA said it has accepted the invitation from the South American soccer governing body, Conmebol, but still waits for the Asian Football Confederation confirmation.

The Japanese men's team is the only Asian team to have played in the Copa America before, and it was eliminated in the group stage in 1999.

Xinhua

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sports/2014-03/03/c_133156529.htm

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^additional info:

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The Chinese Football Association confirmed on Sunday that they intend to accept an official invitation from Conmebol to enter the 2015 Copa America in Chile as one of two guest nations.

It had been expected that Japan, who have played in the competition on previous occasions, would join Mexico at the competition. However, as part of the CFA’s plan to give players more “continental level” experience, China will now take part in the 12-team event.

It is thought that both Japan and Mexico both rejected invitations, which would have led to some conflict with the Concacaf Gold Cup and, in Japan’s case, added an extra burden to their European-based players.

If China, then, can confirm their presence at the 2015 Asian Cup later this week, they will find themselves entering two continental competitions next year ahead of the commencement of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

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http://wildeastfootball.net/2014/03/china-to-enter-2015-copa-america-in-chile/

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