The Copa America, South America’s top national team competition, will be held in the United States in 2024 and feature teams from both the CONMEBOL and CONCACAF regions.
According to CONCACAF, which is the confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean, the tournament will be co-organized by both Confederations.
This move is part of a new series of collaborations between the North and South American confederations, including joint club and women’s team competitions.
CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez said that the two bodies want to see “more and better competitions and for football and its values to grow and strengthen throughout the hemisphere.”
The tournament will also serve as a test for the three host nations, the United States, Mexico, and Canada, who will be jointly hosting the 2026 World Cup.
The Copa America in 2024 will also ensure that the host nations will have additional competitive games in preparation for the World Cup. The six CONCACAF national teams will have to qualify for the Copa America through the 2023/24 CONCACAF Nations League competition.
In addition to the Copa America, CONCACAF will also organise a “Final Four” style competition featuring the top four club teams from the two regions.