By JOSE M. ROMERO
ESPN is reporting that the U.S. and Mexican national teams will join four other CONCACAF teams and 10 CONMEBOL teams in Copa America 2016, to be played in the United States that year.
ESPN’s Jorge Ramos said as much in a tweet (in Spanish) earlier today. The news hasn’t been officially announced, but that is expected to come soon.
According to a statement from CONMEBOL (also in Spanish), there will be a total of 16 teams in the July tournament. Among the many topics discussed in a meeting of 10 national football association presidents on Wednesday, Copa America turns 100 in 2016, and to celebrate the occasion, CONMEBOL will invite teams from throughout the Americas to what is traditionally a South American event.
Ten teams will come from South America and six from CONCACAF, including the U.S. and Mexico plus four of the top finishers from the 2015 Gold Cup.
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