Schafer, Simpson for Copa Centenario draw


February 20, 2016

National senior men's team coach Winfried Schaefer and team manager Roy Simpson will attend the official draw and team workshop for the historic 2016 Copa America Centenario in New York tomorrow.

The draw will take place at the prestigious Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City at 8 p.m.

The tournament, which will be the 45th edition of Copa America since its inception in 1916, will be held as part of an agreement between CONMEBOL (the South American football confederation) and CONCACAF (the football confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean) as a special edition between the usual four-year cycle, and will feature an expanded field of 16 teams (an increase from the usual 12), with 10 teams from CONMEBOL and six teams from CONCACAF. The tournament will be held June 3-26 in the USA.

The participating countries will be CONMEBOL: Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil: Chile: Colombia: Ecuador: Paraguay: Peru: Uruguay and Venezuela. CONCACAF: Costa Rica: Haiti: Jamaica: Mexico: Panama and USA.

The awesome event will include coaches, managers, media liaison officers and broadcasters as well as executives from the two confederations. These will participate in the team workshop which is set for tomorrow and and Monday.

Jamaica qualified by being crowned the 2014 Caribbean Cup champions.

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