Tag Archives: copa panamericana

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Champions League: Winning is Everything

One of the benefits of the disparity in interests among the featured writers here is that even if we coincide on a main story, we are naturally inclined to study it from different angles. For instance, on the topic of this weekend’s CONCACAF Executive Committee meeting in the Cayman Islands, …

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Copa Panamericana 2016: CONCACAF leadership traveling to Brazil for negotiations

I am sure that most visitors to BigSoccer noticed the temporary lull in new front-page articles, only broken earlier today with David Bolt’s coverage of the lamentable situation facing one of the most famous clubs in world football. Allow me to reassure you that no coordinated writers’ strike was at …

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Champions League Draw Preview: Serve Yourself (Update: Draw Delayed)

Did you know that there will be a draw this week? Those of you who follow the news in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras or Panama, or happened to pick up the side note in Real Salt Lake’s recent US Open Cup article, are already aware that the groups for the …

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A One-Time Deal?

The recent falling out between Brazilian authorities and FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke served to expose serious, justifiable concerns about Brazil’s preparedness for hosting the 2014 World Cup. The problem only becomes more amplified when one considers the glut of international competitions that Brazil had been slated to host in …

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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 …

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CONCACAF’s New Plan: Make Even More Money

The last time I wrote about the potential Copa Panamericana, I based it entirely on comments from Ecuadoran Football Federation (FEF) President Luis Chiriboga. Fortunately, more officials have affirmed the rumors: CONMEBOL President Nicolas Leoz talked up a commemorative, expanded 2016 Copa América in an interview with ESPN, in which …

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On the Potential Panamericana

Last Friday, Simon Borg stirred up no small amount of excitement by reporting on comments from Ecuadoran Football Federation (FEF) President Luis Chiriboga, concerning a special competition that could be organized in 2016 for CONMEBOL’s 100th anniversary. The tournament would count with six CONCACAF teams alongside all 10 CONMEBOL members, …