Friday, 3 June 2016

America's Cup 2016, which kicks off the special edition for the centenary. Argentina Messi and Higuain is the great favorite

For the first time the tournament will be held outside of South America, in the United States. From 3 to 26 June will take the field 16 national of the entire continent

Not only Euro 2016. On the other side of the globe to play another summer continental tournament: the Copa America Centenario. The greatest of all time, the Cup of the Americas, which for the first time be held outside South America (in the US), and will see the starting line 16 national of the whole continent. And if inFrance the most anticipated are the various Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gareth Bale and Andres Iniesta, in Use 3 to 26 June there will be Leo Messi and Gonzalo Higuain, Carlos Bacca and Arturo Vidal. Not Neymar, who on the eve of the home Olympics (the only trophy that Brazil has never won) preferred to focus on games to spare. Still in doubt Luis Suarez, recovering from the injury suffered in the King's Cup with Barcelona. All (or almost all) the stars of the other world, with Argentina favored a must and looking for challengers.

The America's Cup, in fact, has already played last year in Chile , where he won the hosts to their own penalties against the ' albiceleste . This is a 'special edition , derogating from the traditional every four years of the tournament, designed to commemorate the first Campeonato Sudamericano de Futbol, ​​played 100 years ago in Argentina and then won by' Uruguay . A century later, the Conmebol has thought of making it big: expanding the tournament in the Americas, with a formula to 16 participants based on that of Europeans (just when instead the Euro 2016 has passed for first time in 24 teams). And to establish the Pan-American character of the trophy, the edition has been assigned to the United States, with the final scheduled at MetLife Stadium in New York. At the start there are obviously 10 national of the Conmebol (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela), Mexico (host almost fixed) and the USA (host country), but also Costa Rica (holder of the Copa Centroamericana), Jamaica (Caribbean Cup) and even Panama and Haiti qualified through the playoffs.

They decided to interpret in their own way participation in the Copa 100. For Cinderellas Haiti and Panama is a historic first time. For the United States hosts an important showcase, an opportunity to prove that they live up to the great South American. Costa Rica (after the great World 2014) and Jamaica (his second appearance in a row) aim to impress, Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru to fight.Colombia experiences, leaving home Jackson Martinez, Falcao, Muriel and Gutierrez. The same as Brazil, so the goal in the short term are the Rio 2016 Games and the long-term the World Cup 2018 in Russia: Dunga has prepared a very young team (to which was added at the last minute the experience of the old Kaka), but may not exceed the summer in case of fool. Mexico and Paraguay have opened a promising new cycle, Ecuador (in the lead in the qualifying round at the World Cup) can really be the outsider. Chile defending champion has to deal with the departure of coachSampaoli (one of the secrets of the national one), Uruguay with the precarious form of Suarez. All roads then lead Argentina, which will deploy along Messi and Higuain (but Mascherano, Banega, Di Maria, Aguero, Lavezzi) to end a hunger strike that has lasted since 1993. The problems for the coach Martino, if anything, , start off the field: the Federation has threatened to withdraw the national government due to meddling in its presidential elections, suspended for 90 days for investigation. But it is a hypothesis that no one wants to consider. If you do not win Argentina, it will be a big surprise. But the Copa America has always many confidential.And the edition of the Centennial does not want to be outdone.

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