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    2016 Copa America

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    Re: 2016 Copa America

    I wonder if this will be a straight up tournament or if they will divide the 16 teams into 4 groups before a knockout round.



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    Re: 2016 Copa America

    Quote Originally Posted by shagcarpetjesus View Post
    I wonder if this will be a straight up tournament or if they will divide the 16 teams into 4 groups before a knockout round.
    It'll be interesting. Usually they divide the teams but with this being an "off-year" that is coincidental with Olympics and other events, it's possible that it'll be in a "compact" format



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    Re: 2016 Copa America

    I hope countries send A teams.



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    Re: 2016 Copa America

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    I hope countries send A teams.
    This will be key. I know in the past when the US and Mexico have been invited they've typically sent younger sides. They need to get the dates worked out and make sure they are on the same page as FIFA so the best players will be available.



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    Re: 2016 Copa America

    Wouldn't we need our A team in case we qualify for the Rio games?



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    Re: 2016 Copa America

    It'll be beneficial to send our A team. For South American teams, this is a high respected tournament. Add the fact that this is older than European Championship.
    Rio game will be U-23 only plus 3 "over-age" players. So there shouldn't be huge conflicts with the availability of the players.



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    Re: 2016 Copa America

    I hope they make this happen ... Had a great time in KC last october and would like to do it again


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