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Could USA Become The Permanent Host Of Copa America?

copa-america-2016Despite the half empty stadiums for some games, ESPN Deportes is reporting that CONMEBOL and CONCACAF are talking about making the Copa America a once-every-four-years tournament to be permanently hosted by the United States.

Apparently discussions have been ongoing for some time, with a CONCACAF spokesman indicating they were close, according to the ESPN Deportes report.

This summer’s tournament, scheduled to mark the 100th anniversary of South America’s championship, includes six teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean and is being hosted outside of the continent for the first time.

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Suarez Expected To Make Uruguay Copa America Squad Despite Injury

suarez-goalBad news for Uruguay heading into the Copa America tournament next month is that star striker Luis Suarez pulled his hamstring during Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Sevilla in the Copa del Rey at the weekend.

Suarez left the field in tears as it was feared that he would the tournament but that does not seem to be the case after Barcelona released this statement today:

Tests on Monday morning have confirmed that FC Barcelona striker Luis Suárez has suffered an injury to the semimembranosus muscle in his right leg. Following the recommendations of the Club’s medical services team, the 2015/16 Golden Shoe winner will begin his rehabilitation in Barcelona. On 1 June, Suárez will join the Uruguay national team in the United States, where he’ll continue with the second phase of his recovery.

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Copa America 2016 Venues: Boston

Gillette-CA-TrophyThe 2016 Copa America Centenario is being held in the USA this summer, and three of the matches will be played at Gillette Stadium, just outside Boston.

Gillette Stadium is the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots and MLS’s New England Revolution. Some of the notable games held in this 68,756 seat include MLS Cup Gold Cup and Women’s World Cup. Adding to that list will be Copa America games as Brazil, Chile, Peru and Bolivia will play group-stage matches at Gillette Stadium.