Mar 25, 2012

Chile to host Copa America 2015

Chile will host the Copa America in 2015. Competitions were to be held in Brazil, but the largest country in South America resigned from the organization of the event because it already hosts too many sporting events in the coming years like the World Cup 2014 or Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. The tournament in 2015 will be the seventh Copa organized by Chile. Previously, Chile organized competitions in 1920, 1926, 1941, 1945, 1955 and 1991 when Argentina defeated Brazil in the final. In 43 tournaments, seven national teams have won the title. Uruguay is the current champion (Uruguay 3:0 Paraguay, last year in Argentina) and the most successful team in the tournament, having won it fifteen times. It is expected that Brazil will take Chile's schedule turn to host the tournament in 2019.