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and Honduras? Copa America will change its format and CONCACAF will have more places

Tegucigalpa, Honduras.- America’s Cup will happen in 2024 and CONMEBOL intends to change that draft. tournament will be held America And there will be 6 places for CONCACAF. it opens the door for Honduras can participate.

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The previous edition of the competition was held in 2021 when Argentina defeated Brazil to lift the cup at the Maracana. On that occasion, only 10 South American teams participated and there were no guests.

However, CONMEBOL plans to change the venue and competition format of the tournament. For this edition, the 10 teams from the Southern Cone will be joined by 6 participants from Central and North America (CONCACAF).

In this way, instead of 2 groups of 5 participants, there will be 4 zones of 4-4 teams. Where the first two teams of the group will qualify for the next round.

Furthermore, the tournament will take place in the United States, just like the 2016 Copa América Centenario. Originally, the host country was going to be Ecuador, but that country’s officials ruled out the possibility of hosting the tournament.

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Stars and Stripes team captain Tyler Adams confirmed the Americans’ participation. “We will have the opportunity to play in the Copa América. That is for us”, assured the midfielder.

On the other hand, Canada and Mexico will be the other two teams in the region with guaranteed spots. It will also serve as preparation for the World Cup that the three CONCACAF countries will host in 2026.

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With this configuration, there will still be 3 positions that have not been officially named. Various rumors claim that the remaining spots will be filled by Panama, Costa Rica and Honduras.

However, Hugo Pérez, the coach of the El Salvador team, raised his hand to keep his team in check. “If we can be included it would be a significant advantage for our players and for our football,” he added.

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