Copa America is one of the most prestigious football tournament after FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro. Copa America used to held after every four years since the inaugural season of 1916. Last edition was held in 2015 which was the 44th edition. But another season of CA has come very early which is going to start in next 3rd June, 2016 cause it will be the hundred years celebration of this South American largest soccer tournament.
Copa America Centenario 2016 Point table
Total sixteen teams where 10 from CONMEBOL (Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Uruguay, Venezuela, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru) and other 6 from CONCACAF (USA, Mexico, Panama, Haiti, Jamaica and Costa Rica), will participate in this centennial event of CA where they are divided into four group named Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D and each group contains four teams.
Team USA and Mexico are automatically qualified for main even of CA where USA as a host nation. Rest of the team have passed the qualifying round. Each team will have to play three matches against other three teams in the same group and two teams which will have got highest points, will qualify for knockout stage or quarter finals. Let’s take a glance below where the group details and point table are given step by step. Host USA will play their first match, as well as 1st match of the tournament, against Colombia in 3rd June, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara. The draw of Copa America Centenario took place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York in 21st February, 2016.
According to the declaration in 1st May, 2014, the centennial event of CA will be hosted in United States which will be the 1st time of Copa America hosted outside of South America. Total 32 matches will be placed at 10 different venues in USA which are Soldier Field, CenturyLink Field, MetLife Stadium, Gillette Stadium, Lincoln Financial Field, Levi’s Stadium, University of Phoenix Stadium, Rose Bowl, Citrus Bowl and NRG Stadium.
Since 1916 to till now, 44th edition of CA have passed already where eight (8) various nations have won this mighty title. Uruguay has claimed the highest 15 times title of CA where Argentina is second in position and they have got 14 titles and Brazil is in 3rd by winning 8 season of Copa America. Team Chile has grabbed once and they are the defending champion.
CA is one of the challenging and exciting football competition nowadays and every participating team wants to claim this title. This time, the centennial event of Copa America 2016 will be more challenging which is expected by football genius.