USA TO HOST COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO
The 2016 Copa America will be held in the United States, officials with COMNEBOL and CONCACAF announced on Thursday in Miami, Florida.
The tournament, called the Copa America Centenario, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of competition, and comprise of 10 teams from South America and six from North and Central America as well as the Caribbean.
This will be the first time for the Copa America to be held outside of South America.
According to CONCACAF President Jeffery Webb, the event will be held June 3-26, overlapping with Euro 2016 which will fall on June 10-July 10. In addition, as the upcoming tournament has not been added to the FIFA calendar, it is uncertain as to whether any of the top players will be released by their respective teams.
The United States and Mexico will receive automatic invites while the winning teams from the 2014 Copa Centroamericana and the 2014 Caribbean Cup, and the two winners from playoffs among the top four teams from the 2015 Gold Cup that have not qualified will make up the six representatives from the CONCACAF region.