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Football: the 2024 Copa America will be played in 14 different stadiums in the United States

The Copa America, for the first time between 16 teams from CONMEBOL and CONCACAF, will take place in 14 stadiums in the United States, the governing body of South American football, organizer of the tournament, announced on Monday.

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Football: the 2024 Copa America will be played in 14 different stadiums in the United States

The Copa America, for the first time between 16 teams from CONMEBOL and CONCACAF, will take place in 14 stadiums in the United States, the governing body of South American football, organizer of the tournament, announced on Monday. Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, California, North Carolina, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, 10 American states will host the matches of this 48 edition in June and July 2024, including the opening match on June 20 in Atlanta (Georgia) and the final on July 14 in Miami (Florida). The oldest national team tournament in the world, the first edition of which was organized in 1916, it will be played in an expanded format, including the traditional ten countries of South America (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile) and now six countries from the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football (CONCACAF). Mexico, the United States, Panama and Jamaica have already confirmed their qualification at the end of a League of Nations. The last two tickets will be awarded on March 23 following the Canada-Trinidad and Tobago and Costa Rica-Honduras matches.

The draw for the 2024 Copa America groups will be held on Thursday in Miami. The group stage will take place from June 20 to July 2, the quarter-finals from July 4 to 6, the semi-finals on July 9 and 10 and the third place match on July 13. “The exciting prospect of hosting the 2024 Copa America with our CONMEBOL partners will solidify our region as a global football hub in the lead-up to the 2026 FIFA World Cup,” jointly hosted by the United States, the Canada and Mexico, said CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani. This is the second time that the Copa America has taken place in the United States after the centenary edition in 2016 won by Chile on penalties against Lionel Messi's Argentina. The eight-time Ballon d'Or, 2022 world champion, has only won the South American continental tournament once, in 2021 in Brazil.

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