COPA AMERICA 2016; JAMAICA APART OF HISTORIC MOMENT

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The 2016 Copa America Tournament is being staged in the United States for the First time.

 

CONMEBOL and CONCACAF, the governing bodies of South and North America, announced on Thursday that the United States will host the Copa America football Tournament for the first time.

The 100th anniversary of football’s oldest international championship sees hosts USA drawn with Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay.

Uruguay, The tournament’s most successful team, play Jamaica, Mexico and Venezuela, while 2007 winners Brazil face Ecuador, Haiti and Peru.

The 2016 Copa America Tournament has been expanded by four teams and is being staged outside the South American Football Confederation for the first time.

The tournament starts on 3 June when USA play Colombia in Santa Clara, California.

The final is on 26 June at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey

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