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Report: CONCACAF to join 2016 Copa America competition

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TSN.ca Staff
4/28/2014 8:16:34 PM
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The Copa America Centenario is heading north.

CONMEBOL and CONCACAF have scheduled a press conference for Thursday in Miami where it is expected that both federations will confirm that the 2016 edition of the Copa America will be held in the United States and CONCACAF will be represented.

Along with the 10 South American members of CONMEBOL, the US and Mexican national teams and four other CONCACAF squads, are expected to participate in a 16-team tournament.

The 2016 edition of the tournament is its centenary. The first edition, in 1916, was held in Uruguay. Uruguay are the current holders of the title, having defeated Paraguay in 2011. Uruguay has won the competition a record 15 times.

Luis Suarez (Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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