- The CONMEBOL men’s Copa America will be played in the Concacaf region and will include all 10 CONMEBOL national teams and six Concacaf guest teams.
- The 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup will include eight Concacaf women’s national teams and four CONMEBOL hosts
- The confederations will create a new competition that will have the participation of the best men’s clubs in South America and Concacaf.
CONMEBOL and CONCACAF have announced the signing of a strategic partnership to strengthen and expand football in both countries. Concordia includes a men’s and women’s national team competition and a new men’s club tournament.
CONMEBOL Copa America 2024 will be played in the United States of America in the summer of 2024, and will count 10 CONMEBOL teams and the best six CONCACAF teams as hosts. This traditional CONMEBOL tournament will be co-operated by both confederations.
Six Concacaf national teams will have the opportunity to qualify for this competition through the 2023/24 Concacaf Nations League.
For CONMEBOL, this convention will support its men’s national teams in preparation for the upcoming World Cup through the expanded Copa America to select six Concacaf teams, organized in the country that will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Similarly, this agreement allows Concacaf to provide competition for the strength of national teams in the next two years, including the conclusion of the 2022/23 Concacaf Nations League, the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup and the 2023/24 Concacaf Nations League. .
On behalf of women’s national teams, Concacaf has invited four CONMEBOL national teams to participate in the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup. The inaugural edition of this 12-team tournament, which is a key part of the new Concacaf women’s national team ecosystem, will be in the United States.
The two Concacaf teams that will participate in the 2024 Summer Olympics (the United States and Jamaica or Canada) will qualify directly for the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup. The remaining six Concacaf Teams will be determined by the 2023 Road to the Concacaf W Gold Cup.
The four host CONMEBOL teams that are participating are determined according to the outcome of the 2022 Copa America Women: Brazil (runner-up), Colombia (runner-up), Argentina (third place) and Paraguay (fourth place).
CONMEBOL and CONCACAF will also develop a centralized “four” style finals bracket to train the best clubs from their respective confederations. The four participating teams (two from each confederation) will be called by the existing ConMEBOL and Concacaf club competition and the two confederations are working to play the first edition of this tournament in 2024.
On the main agreement, Alejandro Domínguez, president of CONMEBOL, stated: “CONMEBOL and CONCACAF are linked by historical and emotional ties. Above all, we are united by a passion, characteristic of all America, for football and sports. We have decided to renew and expand joint ventures and projects. We want to translate this passion into better and better competitions and to grow and strengthen football and its values throughout the hemisphere. Without a doubt, both confederations believe in greatness, and we will work with this inclination.
Concacaf president Victor Montagliani said: “This is a partnership for the permanent growth of men’s and women’s football in CONCACAF and CONMEBOL, and it will truly be of mutual benefit to both confederations.” Working hand in hand with CONMEBOL, we will deliver elite competitions that will provide more opportunities for our confederations, and what we want to see the rabid fans. We look forward to working together so that football continues to thrive in both countries.”