June 21 – With a year to go until the kick-off the Copa America, Conmebol confirmed the dates of the tournament to be played from June 20 to July 14 in the summer of 2024 in the United States.
“We are happy to officially announce the opening and final dates of the CONMEBOL Copa America 2024, a new edition in which we will invite you to celebrate and live the passion that this competition makes us feel,” said Conmebol president Alejandro Domínguez.
The South American confederation said that it is still in the process of selecting the host cities and venues together with Concacaf with an announcement imminent. Conmebol will also release the match schedule soon.
The ten South American nations as well as six Concacaf nations determined through the Nations League will participate in the 2024 Copa America, the second time the tournament returns to the United States.
In 2016, Conmebol celebrated the centenary of the world’s oldest continental tournament by staging a commemorative edition in the United States, the first time ever outside of South America.
The tournament featured 16 teams with the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Haiti, and Panama representing the Concacaf region. The East and West coast dominated the host cities with Chicago and Houston venues as well.
In the final at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, Chile defeated Argentina on penalties. Today, the Argentinians are the defending champions, having the 2021 Copa America when they beat rivals and hosts Brazil 1-0 in the final.
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