Dating in am site 2016
Dating in am site 2016
The tournament was the 45th edition of Copa América since its inception in 1916.
The final list of venues, anticipated to number between 8 and 13, was to be announced in May 2015.
The United States (Group A) were seeded as host, while Argentina (Group D) were seeded as the highest FIFA-ranked team in the CONMEBOL region during December 2015.
According to Soccer United Marketing, Brazil (Group B) and Mexico (Group C) were seeded as they were "the most decorated nations in the last 100 years in international competitions from their respective confederations".
The Nike Ordem Ciento was announced as the official Copa América Centenario match ball on 21 February 2016.
The mainly white ball has red brush stroke decoration.
However, there was criticism for not including Uruguay, which won two World Cups and was the Copa América all-time leader with 15 championships, or Chile, which were the defending Copa América champions going into the tournament.
The opening ceremony of Copa América Centenario took place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara EDT (UTC−4) on 3 June 2016 ahead of the opening match and featured musical performances by Colombian singer J Balvin, American singer Jason Derulo and the Canadian band Magic! In the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and third place match of the knockout stage, a penalty shoot-out was used to decide the winner if tied after 90 minutes.
On 28 April 2016, it was explained on the Copa América website that the "new" trophy was in fact commemorative, and would only be given to the winning country to keep, while the original silver trophy would continue to be awarded to each winner of the tournament (including the 2016 winner).
The Centenario trophy retains the silhouette of the original trophy's Grecian urn, but is plated in matte gold.
The front of the trophy is adorned with a raised (and in the case of some parts of the logo, engraved) image of the Copa América Centenario wordmark and logo.
On each side are raised and polished images of a connected North and South America, commemorating the first Copa América held outside of South America.
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