2016 Copa America

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  1. cyclone13

    cyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    shagcarpetjesus Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. cyclone13

    cyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    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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    I hope countries send A teams.
     
  5. shagcarpetjesus

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    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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    Wouldn't we need our A team in case we qualify for the Rio games?
     
  7. cyclone13

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    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.
     
  8. StormnClone58

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    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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