Reporter Bae Jin-nam = The Copa America (South American Football Championship), which determines the strongest country in South American football, will be held in the United States in 2024.
The Confederation of South American Football (CONMEBOL) and the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Football (CONCACAF) issued a joint statement on the 28th (Korean time) and said, “We have signed a strategic agreement to strengthen and develop football in the two regions.” and new men’s club competitions.”
First of all, the 2024 Copa America has decided to be held in the United States next summer.
Copa America, which started in 1916, is the most prestigious soccer competition in South America, and invites countries from 10 countries belonging to the South American Federation.
In the recent competition, the 2021 Copa America, Argentina, with Lionel Messi at the forefront, defeated the host country Brazil in the final and rose to the top after 28 years.
Originally, the 2024 Copa America was scheduled to be held in Ecuador.
However, Ecuador gave up hosting the event in November last year, citing unstable security conditions in its own country.
This is the second time, after 2016, that the Copa America will be held outside of South America. In 2016, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Copa America, the tournament was held in the United States rather than South America for the first time ever.
As in the 2016 competition, 10 South American countries and 6 countries from the North, Central America and Caribbean Federation will participate in the 2024 competition.
Six countries from the North, Central America and Caribbean Confederation will be given the opportunity to participate based on their performance in the CONCACAF Nations League for the 2023-2024 season. 토토사이트
The two continental confederations also agreed to invite four women’s national teams belonging to the South American federation to the 2024 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup, a women’s soccer national competition in the North, Central America and Caribbean region.
In addition, a new club competition will be held for the first time in 2024, in which a total of four teams, two from both continental federations, will participate to determine the strongest club in the Americas.