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(CNN Spanish) --
(CNN Spanish) --
Conmebol and Concacaf announced this Friday a "strategic agreement" with Concacaf that includes holding the 2024 Copa América in the United States with the participation of six teams from the last association, in addition to organizing a club tournament.
According to the statement, the tournament of which Argentina is the current champion will be held in the United States in the summer of the northern hemisphere next year.
In addition to the 10 South American teams, six of the best Concacaf teams will play in the tournament as guests.
The countries of that association will qualify for the Copa América through the Concacaf Nations League 23/24.
"This agreement will support their men's national teams in their preparation for the upcoming World Cup through an expanded Copa América with six elite Concacaf teams, organized in the region that will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup," the statement said. on the Conmebol website.
Argentina won the last Copa América that was played in Brazil in 2021, in a historic final against the host at the Maracana, the first official title for the Albiceleste team since 1993. The team led by Lionel Scaloni, who won the title in December Qatar World Cup, won that time 1-0 in the final with a goal from Ángel Di María.
The agreement also implies that the four best Conmebol women's teams will be invited to participate in the 2024 Concacaf Gold Cup W. The four invited Conmebol teams that will participate were determined based on the results of the 2022 Copa América Femenina: Brazil (champion) Colombia (runner-up), Argentina (third place) and Paraguay (fourth place).
In addition, Conmebol and Concacaf announced that they will organize a "final four" style club tournament that will be played by the best clubs of the respective confederations.
"The four participating teams (two from each confederation) will qualify through the existing club competitions of Conmebol (Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana) and Concacaf (Champions League and Concacaf League).
As announced, the idea is that the first edition of this tournament will be played in 2024.