Copa America

Copa America

Copa america


At the Copa America, teams from North America and South America stand toe-to-toe playing to decide which regional tournament is better. This year it's the United States making their international debut, so no matter who you cheer for, you're sure to have a good time at the Copa America 2018. The tournament is taking place in the USA, in the quarterfinals at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The first football team in South America, Lima Cricket and Football Club, was established in Peru in 1859, and the Argentine Football Association was founded in 1893. By the early 20th century, football was growing in popularity, and the first international competition held among national teams of the continent occurred in 1910 when Argentina organized an event to commemorate the centenary of the May Revolution. Chile and Uruguay participated, but this event is not considered official by CONMEBOL. Similarly, for the centennial celebration of its independence, Argentina held a tournament between 2 and 17 July 1916 with Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Brazil being the first participants of the tournament. This so-called Campeonato Sudamericano de Football would be the first edition of what is currently known as Copa América; Uruguay would triumph in this first edition after tying 0–0 with hosts Argentina in the deciding, last match held in Estadio Racing Club in Avellaneda. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


In South America, the fiercest rivalry takes place on the football playing field when the two nations, America and Peru, face each other in the annual Copa America tournament.

Brazil lifted its first official international title since the 1970 FIFA World Cup upon winning the 1989 Copa América held on home soil. Argentina, in turn, won the Copa América after 32 long years in 1991 in Chile, thanks to a refreshed squad led by the prolific goalscorer Gabriel Batistuta. The 1993 Copa América tournament in Ecuador would take its current form. Along with the usual ten teams, CONMEBOL invited two countries from CONCACAF to participate, Mexico and the United States. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)



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