2024 Copa America set for U.S. as part of CONMEBOL, CONCACAF partnership
The men's Copa America will be held in the United States in 2024 as part of a strategic collaboration between its usual organizer CONMEBOL and CONCACAF.
Ten of the tournament's national teams will hail from South America. Another six guest spots will be granted to nations from CONCACAF, the confederation governing soccer in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
The sextet will qualify for the 2024 Copa America via the 2023-24 CONCACAF Nations League campaign.
The centennial edition of the men's Copa America was staged in the United States in 2016, marking the first time the tournament was held outside South America. Brazil hosted the last two editions of the Copa America in 2019 and 2021.
The composition of the women's Gold Cup - branded as the CONCACAF W Gold Cup - will also change as part of CONMEBOL and CONCACAF's arrangement. The 2024 edition will allow four guest teams from South America to join eight CONCACAF competitors. The CONMEBOL quartet will earn their places through their performances at the 2022 Women's Copa America.
There are also plans for a Club World Cup-type competition between the Americas' best teams to be held in 2024. Four places will be available for two clubs from each confederation to qualify through existing CONMEBOL and CONCACAF competitions.
"We are determined to renew and expand our joint initiatives and projects," CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez said. "We want this passion to translate into more and better competitions and for football and its values to grow and strengthen throughout the hemisphere. Without a doubt, both confederations believe in big, and we will work with this orientation."
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