Copa América Centenario
The Copa América Centenario (English: Centennial Cup America; literally Centennial America Cup) was an international men's association football tournament that was hosted in the United States in 2016. The competition was a celebration of the centenary of CONMEBOL and the Copa América, and was the first Copa América hosted outside South America.
|Centennial Cup America|
|Host country||United States|
|Dates||3–26 June 2016|
|Teams||16 (from 2 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||10 (in 10 host cities)|
|Champions||Chile (2nd title)|
|Fourth place||United States|
|Goals scored||91 (2.84 per match)|
|Attendance||1,483,855 (46,370 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Eduardo Vargas (6 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Alexis Sánchez|
|Best goalkeeper||Claudio Bravo|
|Fair play award||Argentina|
The tournament was the 45th edition of Copa América since its inception in 1916. It was held as part of an agreement between CONMEBOL (the South American football confederation) and CONCACAF (the football confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean) as a special edition between the usual four-year cycle, and featured an expanded field of 16 teams (an increase from the usual 12), with all ten teams from CONMEBOL and six teams from CONCACAF. Despite the tournament being an official iteration of the Copa América, the winner would not receive an invitation to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup due to the commemorative nature of the tournament, although eventual winners Chile had already qualified through their 2015 victory.
Chile became the fourth nation to win at least two consecutive Copa América titles, after Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. Argentina, meanwhile, lost their third consecutive final in a major tournament, following losses to Germany at the 2014 World Cup and Chile at the 2015 Copa América. When taking into account Argentina's losses against Brazil (2004 Copa América, 2007 Copa América and 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup) and Denmark (1995 King Fahd Cup), this is Argentina's seventh lost final since their last triumph at the 1993 Copa América.
In February 2012, Alfredo Hawit, then Acting President of CONCACAF, announced that the competition would be expected to take place in 2016, as a celebration of CONMEBOL's centenary. CONMEBOL President Nicolás Leoz said "Hopefully we can organize a big event, because we're 100 years old and we want to celebrate big."
The tournament occurred in June 2016, along with UEFA Euro 2016.
Sports executive corruptionEdit
The tournament was placed in doubt after several high-profile sports executive arrests were made including people involved with media rights holder Datisa (using the trading name of "Wematch"), a partnership between three media rights companies; Full Play, Torneos and Traffic Sports Marketing. In December 2014, Brazilian José Hawilla, the owner and founder of Traffic Sports pled guilty to "corruption charges including racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering". In an indictment, the FBI stated that officials were to receive bribes totalling US$20million for the 2016 event. Datisa held agreements for the commercial rights with CONMEBOL and CONCACAF and had their bank account frozen placing the tournament in jeopardy. On 21 October 2015 CONCACAF announced that they had terminated their agreement with Datisa.
A new trophy was supposed to be created for the tournament and was to be unveiled on 4 July 2015 at the 2015 Copa América final. No trophy was unveiled amidst the FIFA corruption scandal. However, CONMEBOL announced that, on 28 April 2016, a presentation for the trophy would take place in Bogotá, Colombia.
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 South America. Instead of the traditional wooden base holding the names of all past winners, the base of the Centenario commemorative trophy includes 16 zones, in which the names of all 16 nations are engraved. Other details include: The logos of both CONMEBOL and CONCACAF (the two confederations with representatives in the tournament), the years "1916–2016" (commemorating the 100 years of CONMEBOL and Copa América), and the phrases "La Copa del Siglo" ("The Cup of the Century") and "Uniting the Americas".
Luis Chiriboga, the President of the Ecuadorian Football Federation stated the United States and Mexico were potential hosts of at least one stage of the competition. Hawit preferred the competition to be hosted in the United States for financial reasons, stating that "the market is in the United States, the stadiums are in the United States, the people are in the United States. The study that we have made [shows] that everything’s in the United States." In July 2012, CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb stated there was much organizing to be done.
The decision to select the US as a host was the object of criticism by Uruguay Football Association president Wilmar Valdez on 7 June 2016, who complained that the US is "a country where they don't feel football", which "brings about problems." The complaint was voiced after Uruguay's defeat against Mexico, in favor of whom, he said, the event was biased. Just prior to the game itself, the Chilean anthem was mistakenly played instead of the Uruguayan anthem.
The stadiums were chosen following a bidding process, with the minimum capacity to be 50,000. The final list of venues, anticipated to number between 8 and 13, was to be announced in May 2015. However, the list was not released and speculation regarding whether the tournament will be able to move forward arose because Interpol red notices were issued for the former presidents of the CONMEBOL and CONCACAF confederations in relation to the 2015 FIFA corruption case, including allegations that they accepted significant bribes in relation to the $112.5 million broadcasting deal for the event. However, officials from CONMEBOL expressed a desire to move forward with the event despite the scandal.
(Los Angeles area)
|East Rutherford, New Jersey
(New York City area)
|Houston, Texas||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Rose Bowl||MetLife Stadium||NRG Stadium||Lincoln Financial Field|
|Capacity: 92,542||Capacity: 82,566||Capacity: 71,000||Capacity: 69,176|
|Santa Clara, California|
(San Francisco Bay area)
|Gillette Stadium||Levi's Stadium|
|Capacity: 68,756||Capacity: 68,500|
|Seattle, Washington||Chicago, Illinois||Glendale, Arizona
|CenturyLink Field||Soldier Field||University of Phoenix Stadium||Camping World Stadium|
|Capacity: 67,000||Capacity: 63,500||Capacity: 63,400||Capacity: 60,219|
At the official announcement of the tournament, CONMEBOL and CONCACAF confirmed that all ten CONMEBOL members would be joined by six CONCACAF teams in the tournament. United States and Mexico automatically qualified. The other four spots were given to Costa Rica, the champions of the Central American Football Union by virtue of winning the 2014 Copa Centroamericana, Jamaica, the champions of the Caribbean Football Union by virtue of winning the 2014 Caribbean Cup, and Haiti and Panama, the two play-off winners among the four highest finishers in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup not already qualified.
|CONMEBOL (10 teams)||CONCACAF (6 teams)|
The group seeds and match schedule were announced on 17 December 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". 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 draw took place on 21 February 2016 at 19:30 EST, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Teams were seeded using the FIFA Ranking from December 2015.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
The four group pots contained four positions each, one from each group, as follows:
Each country had a final squad of 23 players (three of whom had to be goalkeepers) which had to be submitted before the deadline of 20 May 2016.
The opening ceremony of Copa América Centenario took place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara 21:00 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!
The ranking of each team in each group was determined as follows:
- Greatest number of points obtained in all group matches
- Goal difference in all group matches
- Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches
- If two or more teams were equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings would further be determined as follows:
- Greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned
- Goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned
- Greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned
- Drawing of lots
|1||United States (H)||3||2||0||1||5||2||+3||6||Advance to knockout stage|
|United States||4–0||Costa Rica|
|1||Peru||3||2||1||0||4||2||+2||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||Mexico||3||2||1||0||6||2||+4||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||Argentina||3||3||0||0||10||1||+9||9||Advance to knockout stage|
All times are EDT (UTC−4). 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. In the final, extra time and a penalty shoot-out was used to decide the winner if necessary. Should the final enter extra time, a fourth substitute would be allowed as part of FIFA's approval of rule changes based on IFAB's new regulations, however neither teams in the final ended up taking advantage of this rule.
|16 June – Seattle|
|21 June – Houston|
|18 June – Foxborough|
|26 June – East Rutherford|
|17 June – East Rutherford|
|Chile (p)||0 (4)|
|22 June – Chicago|
|Colombia (p)||0 (4)|
|18 June – Santa Clara|
|25 June – Glendale|
Third place play-offEdit
Chile's Eduardo Vargas received the Golden Boot award for scoring six goals. In total, 91 goals were scored by 62 different players, with three of them credited as own goals.
- 6 goals
- 5 goals
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Sergio Agüero
- Éver Banega
- Víctor Cuesta
- Ángel Di María
- Nicolás Otamendi
- Juan Carlos Arce
- Jhasmani Campos
- Lucas Lima
- Charles Aránguiz
- Frank Fabra
- Marlos Moreno
- Cristián Zapata
- Celso Borges
- Johan Venegas
- Michael Arroyo
- Jaime Ayoví
- Miller Bolaños
- Christian Noboa
- Antonio Valencia
- James Marcelin
- Jesús Manuel Corona
- Javier Hernández
- Héctor Herrera
- Rafael Márquez
- Oribe Peralta
- Abdiel Arroyo
- Miguel Camargo
- Víctor Ayala
- Christian Cueva
- Edison Flores
- Paolo Guerrero
- Raúl Ruidíaz
- Jermaine Jones
- Bobby Wood
- Gyasi Zardes
- Graham Zusi
- Mathías Corujo
- Diego Godín
- Abel Hernández
- Josef Martínez
- José Manuel Velázquez
- 1 own goal
- Frank Fabra (playing against Costa Rica)
- Je-Vaughn Watson (playing against Uruguay)
- Álvaro Pereira (playing against Mexico)
|4||United States (H)||6||3||0||3||7||8||−1||9||Fourth place|
|Copa América Centenario champions|
The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.
- Golden Ball Award: Alexis Sánchez (3 goals)
- Golden Boot Award: Eduardo Vargas (6 goals)
- Golden Glove Award: Claudio Bravo
- Fair Play Award: Argentina
Team of the tournamentEdit
The Technical Study Group announced the tournament's Best XI squad.
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. It shows the official Copa América Centenario logo.
The Nike Ordem Campeón was used for the final match, in which golden brushes replaced the red ones.
- "Superstar" by American rapper Pitbull featuring Becky G is the official song of the tournament and both artists performed the song during the Final.
- "Breaking All the Rules" by English rock musician Peter Frampton, who performed the song during the Final.
- "In My City" by Indian Singer Priyanka Chopra, who also performed the song during the Final.
CONMEBOL and CONCACAFEdit
|Latin America||DirecTV Sports|
|Argentina||Televisión Pública Argentina (Argentina matches only), TyC Sports (all matches)|
|Bolivia||TV Boliviana (all matches)|
|Brazil||Rede Globo (Brazil matches only), SporTV (all matches)|||
|Canada||Univision Canada (Spanish)|||
|Colombia||RCN TV, Caracol TV|
|Costa Rica||Repretel, Teletica|||
|Haiti||CONATEL, Tele Haiti|||
|Mexico||Televisa, TV Azteca|||
|Panama||Telemetro, TVMax, RPC-TV|||
|Paraguay||Paraguay TV, Unicanal|||
|United States||Fox Sports (English); Univision (Spanish)|||
|Uruguay||DirecTV, Equital (Monte Cable, Nuevo Siglo, TCC)|||
Rest of the worldEdit
|Australia||beIN Sports, SBS|||
|Western Balkans||Arena Sport|
|Baltics||Viasat Sport Baltic|||
|China||SMG, LeSports, PPTV, QQLive|
|Equatorial Guinea||RTVGE, Asonga TV, Canal+|||
|Germany||Sat.1, Kabel eins|||
|Hong Kong||now TV, ViuTV|||
|Iceland||Stöð 2 Sport|
|India||Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD|
|Netherlands||Fox Sports Netherlands, NOS|||
|New Zealand||Sky Sport|||
|Singapore||StarHub TV, Singtel TV|||
|Sub-Saharan Africa||Startimes, Canal+|||
|Taiwan||CTV, TTV, CTi TV|
|Turkey||A Spor, A Haber|
|United Kingdom||Premier Sports|||
National anthems, country names, and flagsEdit
On 5 June, during the pre-match ceremony between Mexico and Uruguay, the national anthem of Chile was played for Uruguay. Many Uruguayan players seemed confused. The correct anthem was never played. Copa América organizers released the following statement via Twitter:
This evening during the pre-match ceremony, due to human error, we inadvertently played the incorrect National Anthem [sic]. We sincerely apologize to the Uruguayan Federation, the Uruguay National Team, the people of Uruguay and to the fans for this mistake. We will work with all parties involved to ensure such an error this does not occur again.
On 6 June, Colombian nationals heavily criticized Adidas for misspelling the country name in an advertisement, substituting "Columbia" for "Colombia". The company said in a statement: "We value our partnership with the Colombian Football Federation and apologize for our mistake. We removed the graphics and are quickly installing new versions."
Also on 6 June, before the game between Panama and Bolivia, the video screens of the Citrus Bowl in Orlando displayed the flags of both countries, but Bolivia's was inverted.
On 4 June, during the game between Ecuador and Brazil, the assistant referee called the ball out prior to a cross that led to the ball going into the net for Ecuador. Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson dropped the ball, and it went over the line into his own goal. The replays seemed to show the ball was not completely out of bounds before being crossed, but the goal did not stand. The match ended in a 0–0 draw.
On 10 June, during the game between Chile and Bolivia, a penalty kick was awarded to Chile after Luis Alberto Gutiérrez was whistled for a handball. The assistant referee made the call, but it appeared that Gutiérrez had tucked his arm behind his back, and the ball hit off his shoulder. Arturo Vidal converted the ensuing penalty at the 90'+10' mark (eight minutes of stoppage time were added to the second half due to an injury to Ronald Eguino) to secure the three points for Chile.
On 12 June, during the game between Peru and Brazil, Raúl Ruidíaz scored by guiding the ball into the net with his arm. After a lengthy discussion between the referee and his assistant, the goal was allowed to stand, and Brazil went on to lose 1–0, resulting in their elimination from the tournament. However, Raúl Ruidíaz claimed the ball hit his thigh rather than his hand and said the goal was 'thanks to God' rather than another hand of God.
The tournament's organizers have been criticized for setting high ticket prices that have resulted in under-capacity crowds in Seattle and Chicago for United States matches. The average price for a sold ticket during the group stage was $144; some matches saw average prices as high as $236 and as low as $37.
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