Tag Archives: conmebol

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On the Potential Panamericana, Revisited

In the spirit of holiday-season sloth, let me simply begin with an earlier quote on the future of a joint CONMEBOL-CONCACAF tournament. The second drawback affects CONMEBOL in particular: the South Americans would have to decide whether to continue the Copa América or the Copa Panamericana, because European clubs would …

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On American Integration: The False Promise

Previously, we addressed the institutional and political reasons for which a partial exodus to CONMEBOL is unfeasible. One option left on the table, however, is that of a total union: one in which both CONCACAF and CONMEBOL dissolve in favor of a new confederation with 45 FIFA-affiliated members (and hopefully …

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On American Integration: Getting Rid of CONCACAF

On yesterday’s edition of the Fox Soccer Channel program “Goals on Sunday”, Rob Stone asked Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl how arrangements for the special 2016 edition of the Copa América are progressing. Wahl started by recounting what is now common knowledge: CONMEBOL made the initial announcement prematurely, given that …

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Part I: Alfredo Hawit, In His Own Words

When various Spanish-language news outlets published articles based on comments by interim President Alfredo Hawit, they latched onto his remarks concerning an expanded 2016 Copa América in the United States, a topic of clear interest to every football fan in the New World. However, Hawit differed with Ecuadoran Football Federation …