Copa América 2015 will be in Chile, not in Brazil.
By Luis Peaze
Following the alphabetical order rotation policy to host the oldest international football tournament of Latin America, the Copa America should be in Brazil but has been set to be in Chile for 2015
México and United States expressed interest in hosting the next tournament, but CONMEBOL, the Executive Committee decided to continue the execution of the rotation. The hosting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics by Brazil, resulted in the decision being made. But there was more than that on the plate.
Back in 2009, the former president Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva promised the Chilean government that Brazil would hand over the rights of holding the competition to be held in Chile. On the same ocasion Ricardo Teixeira, then president of the CBF – Brazilian Football Confederation, contradicted Lula. Subsequently, in 2012, Teixeira stepped down from CBF. José Maria Marin, welcomed the president of the Chilean Football Federation (ANFP), Sergio Jadue, for a luncheon in São Paulo on March 23rd of 2012 and finally yielded to Chile the hosting of Copa America 2015. Oficially it was confirmed in May 2012.
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