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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old July 30th, 2000, 00:45 Thread Starter
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i read that canada is invited to be part of copa america. if that's the case, i wonder which countries are going to be so lucky to have canada in their group
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old August 1st, 2000, 19:06
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What!? Not enough countries in South America
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old August 1st, 2000, 19:29
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It is true. Because Canada won the Gold Cup they will be invited. Holger Osieck(manager) has confirmed that they will go.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old August 7th, 2000, 06:44
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Copa America has always been a 10 country tournament (CONMEBOL) up until '93 (if I'm not mistaken) when 2 countries were South America's "guests". Mexico has been a regular participating in '93, '95, '97, and '99, making it all the way to the finals in '93 (if I'm not mistaken) other countries have been CONMEBOL's guests such as the Unites States, Costa Rica, Japan and now Canada for the upcoming 2001 Copa America in Colombia.
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old August 9th, 2000, 01:53
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I understand Canada, US, and Costa Rica but why Japan???
They are probably going to end up expanding to include the entire western hemisphere.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old August 9th, 2000, 21:33
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Japan was a one time thing. At first, CONMEBOL was supposed to have 2 regular guests, Mexico and the US. they participated in '93 and '95 but when '97 came around the US dropped out for good. Costa Rica became its replacement but CR was too weak of a country to participate every year. When '99 came around CONMEBOL had Spain in mind to be that year's guest along with Mexico but they could not get them to participate so they went to plan B, Japan. This upcoming year will be Canada's turn, a worthy opponent since they won the Gold Cup.

I think that in a few years, Copa America will have more than 12 countries involved, maybe 16 like the Euro Cup.

CONCACAF's Mexico, Canada, USA and 3 different guest for every year (1 from Europe, Asia, and Africa perhaps?), along with CONMEBOL's Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Why not?

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