Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Argentina favourite to host Copa America 2011

Brazilian newspaper O Globo, through their website, are saying that sources inside the Conmebol (South American Football Confederation) stated that Argentina is the main favourite to host the next edition of Copa America in 2011.

They want to top continental competition to be played every four years, one year after the World Cup.

Chile is another country that could have chances to receive the oldest national team's international tournament.

The last time Argentina hosted the Copa America was back in 1987 (I was 10 and I remember!). The memories are not that great, though. Uruguay, receiving a bye in the first round, won that tournament that saw Brazil crashing out in the first round.

There were three groups of 3 teams each. Argentina won Group A (knocking out Peru and Ecuador) before losing to Uruguay in the semis (1-0, Antonio ALZAMENDI).

Uruguay then defeated Chile (1-0, Pablo BENGOECHEA) to take the trophy all the way accross the Rio de la Plata.

If the Copa America is to come back to Argentina, I cannot say anything else that this is great news!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Cup, should be In USA
USA 2011