Copa América Centenario
PASADENA, Calif. – Work toward creating a tournament for national teams across the Americas, to celebrate the 100th birthday of South America's confederation, is continuing, CONCACAF's president told a Rose Bowl gathering Wednesday afternoon.
Jeffrey Webb said CONCACAF, the governing body for soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean, and CONMEBOL, which runs soccer in South America, are hoping FIFA will approve a joint Copa Centenario (Centenary Cup) for 2016.
“We are looking at possible tournaments in the future. One, of course, is 2016 with CONMEBOL,” said Webb, who was elected last May to succeed Jack Warner as CONCACAF's president. “We are continuing to explore, and, hopefully, we'll be able to get permission from FIFA so we will be able to have this tournament, not only in 2016, but all teams will be able to have their full selection [of first-choice players].”
A proposed 16-nation tournament, to be played in the United States, was revealed in October by CONMEBOL, but CONCACAF quickly pushed back on the announcement, saying it was premature. The event would include all 10 South American nations, the US, Mexico and four more CONCACAF nations.http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/02/20/concacaf-still-keen-joint-16-team-copa-america-2016