CONMEBOL and Concacaf sign a strategic cooperation agreement

  • The CONMEBOL Men’s Copa América will be played in the CONCACAF region and will feature all ten CONMEBOL national teams and six CONCACAF away teams
  • The 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup will feature eight women’s national teams from Concacaf and four guests from CONMEBOL
  • The Confederations will create a new competition, which will include the participation of the best men’s clubs in South America and CONCACAF

CONMEBOL and CONCACAF announced the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement to promote and develop football in both regions. The agreement includes competitions for the men’s and women’s national teams and a new championship for men’s clubs.

The CONMEBOL Copa America 2024 will be held in the United States in the summer of 2024, and will feature 10 CONMEBOL teams and six top Concacaf teams as guests. This traditional CONMEBOL tournament will be organized by both federations.

The six CONCACAF national teams will have the opportunity to qualify for this competition through the 2023/24 CONCACAF Nations League.

For CONMEBOL, this agreement will support its men’s national teams in their preparation for the next World Cup through an expanded Copa América tournament involving six elite CONCACAF teams, to be organized in the region that will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Similarly, this agreement will allow CONCACAF to offer more high-quality competitions for its men’s national teams over the next two years, including the conclusion of the 2022/23 CONCACAF Nations League, the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2023/24 CONCACAF Nations League. .

For women’s national teams, CONCACAF has invited CONMEBOL’s four best national teams to participate in the 2024 CONCACAF W Gold Cup. The inaugural edition of this 12-team tournament, an essential part of CONCACAF’s new women’s national team ecosystem, will be held in the United States.

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The two CONCACAF teams that will participate in the 2024 Summer Olympics (the United States and Jamaica or Canada) will qualify directly for the 2024 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The remaining six CONCACAF teams will be decided by the 2023 Road to CONCACAF W Gold Cup.

The four CONMEBOL guest teams that will participate are determined based on the results of the 2022 Copa América: Brazil (champions), Colombia (runner-up), Argentina (third place) and Paraguay (fourth place).

CONMEBOL and CONCACAF will also organize a central club competition in a ‘final four’ style featuring the best clubs from the respective confederations. The four participating teams (two from each association) will qualify through the current CONMEBOL and Concacaf club competitions and the two associations are working towards launching the first edition of this tournament in 2024.

Regarding the important agreement, Alejandro Dominguez, President of CONMEBOL, statedCONMEBOL and CONCACAF have historical and emotional ties. But above all, we are united by the passion for football and the sport that characterizes the Americas. We are determined to renew and expand our joint initiatives and projects. We want this passion to translate into more and better competitions and for football and its values ​​to grow and strengthen across the hemisphere. Without a doubt, both federations believe in great importance, and we will work with this orientation.

said Victor Montagliani, CONCACAF President: “This is a partnership to support the continued growth of men’s and women’s football in CONCACAF and South America, and will truly be of mutual benefit to both federations. Working together with CONMEBOL, we will offer elite competitions that will provide more opportunities for our federations, which we know passionate fans want We look forward to working together to ensure football continues to thrive in both regions.”

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