Copa America 2016 : The Celebration of North, Central and South American Football. In its 100th year and 45th edition The Copa América Centenario, referred to in English as the 2016 Centennial Copa America, is going to kick off on 3rd of June 2016 (3rd june-26th June).
This time the honor of hosting is being bestowed first time on The United States of America, also for the first time its being held outside South America. This time there will be 16 teams featuring in it instead of usual 12. All this and many more makes it a grand celebration of American Football.
Copa America 2015 was won by Chile for the first time. The participation of mega stars of world football makes it a huge event. Players like Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr, Suarez, Ángel Di María, Sergio Agüero, Gonzalo Higuaín, Filipe Luís, Oscar, Willian , James Rodríguez and many more makes it an event worth wathing. Last time Chile have shown that any team can win it if they play to their true potential. In the final against Argentina they have brought their ‘A’ game in to play. Amongst the so called minnows players like Tim Howard, Christian Pulisic from USA, Héctor Moreno, Javier Hernández from Mexico, Keylor Navas, Bryan Ruiz, Joel Campbell from Costa Rica, these are the players who can make a difference to any team by their dynamic display of skills. So its going to be an exciting contest between skills, determination, passion and the will to win this coveted trophy for the country.
There will be total 16 teams participating this time, 10 from CONMEBOL (the South American football confederation) and 6 from CONCACAF (the football confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean).
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Copa America 2016 Team List
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Copa America 2016 Draw
The group seeds and match schedule were announced on 17 December 2015. The USA (Group A) were seeded as host, Argentina (Group D) were seeded as the highest FIFA-ranked team in the CONMEBOL region during December 2015. According to Soccer United Marketing, Brazil (Group B) and Mexico (Group C) were seeded as they were “the most decorated nations in the last 100 years in international competitions from their respective confederations”.
The 2016 Copa America Centenario Draw took place on Sunday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Teams were seeded using the FIFA Ranking from December 2015.
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Below Copa America 2016 Fixtures table and and PDF Download Full Schedule
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