The CONMEBOL Copa America (CONMEBOL America Cup), formerly known as the South American Football Championship (Campeonato Sudamericano de Futbol in Spanish and Copa Sul-Americana de Futebol in Portuguese) until 1975, is the premier men's football competition contested by CONMEBOL national teams. A team wins a cup title if they win both the first leg of the final match and also the second leg/match after extra time have been played. If there are still ties after that stage then the penalty shoot-out will be used to determine who wins.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the most prestigious international tournament in North and Central America hosted by the United States since 1991. It is an annual event which pits the winners of each National Team Association against one another to compete for the Gold Cup. The tournament consists of three stages: a group stage, followed by a knockout stage. The group stage sees the eight teams being divided into two groups of four. Each group plays on a round-robin basis with each team playing the others once at their home stadium. The top two teams from each group advance to the quarterfinals. The third-place finisher from each group meets the fourth-place finisher from another group to determine which nations qualify for the semi-finals. The winner of this stage is determined by points obtained during the group stage.
The Confederacion Sudamericana de Futbol (commonly known as CONMEBOL) governs the Copa America, and the tournament field includes of the 10 CONMEBOL member countries—Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela—plus two more national teams...
The Confederation of North American Football (commonly known as CONCACAF) governs the Copa America North America, and the tournament field includes of the 12 CONCACAF member countries—Canada, Mexico, United States—with Argentina and Uruguay making up half of the total number of entrants.
The European Club Association (ECA) oversees the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. ECA members include all current European football nations except France, which is part of the Fédération Française de Football (FFF).
The Asean Football Federation (AFF) partners with the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) to organize the AFC Asian Cup. The OCM also organizes the Malaysian National Team. As one of eight founding members of the federation, Indonesia has participated in every edition of the AFC Asian Cup since its first event in 1996.
Indonesia was admitted into the confederation in 1951 and has won the title twice, in 1955 and 1959. They played in their first World Cup in 1958 but were disqualified due to political reasons.
The CONMEBOL Libertadores (also known as the Copa Libertadores) is an annual international club football competition in South America. This competition and its teams are available in the following FIFA 21 game modes: CONMEBOL Libertadores Mode. It begins with the qualifying rounds in November and December and ends with the final in February. The winner of the tournament receives a place in the next year's Club World Cup.
In Europe, only UEFA Champions League winners are allowed to enter the UEFA Super Cup. In South America, however, there is no such limit; therefore, all winners of the major continental championships can participate.
The current champions are River Plate, who won their third title last season under the management of Marcelo Bielsa. They beat out local rivals Boca Juniors in the final on penalties after they ended up drawing 1-1 after extra time. Both clubs had previously been in the final last year when Santos defeated them both to claim their second title in three years.
River Plate were originally from the city of Rivera, Argentina but they moved to Milan, Italy when they were acquired by Italian club AC Milan in 1974. They returned to Argentina four years later and have been playing at the Monumental Stadium since then. They have never been relegated from the Argentine Primera División and have won two titles, in 1989 and 1990.
The Copa Libertadores (Copa Libertadores de America), a competition involving the champions of domestic leagues, was founded in 1960. The format is a knock-out and group stage tournament with knock-out matches determined by two-legged ties. All of the Copa Libertadores champions and runners-up over the years. Have been awarded with a UEFA Champions League berth for the following season.
An agreement between CONMEBOL (the South American football confederation) and FIFA (the world's governing body for soccer) known as the "Grupo B" system determines the format of the Copa Libertadores. This arrangement sees the eight best-ranked nations at the end of the initial group stage of the tournament advance to a knockout stage. The winner of the competition qualifies for the next season's edition of the UEFA Champions League.
Only four teams have won the title twice: Argentina's River Plate and San Lorenzo de Almagro from Argentina, and Colombia's Atlético Nacional and Millonarios from Colombia.
The current champion is Argentine club Boca Juniors who beat Colombian club Atlético Nacional 4-3 on penalties after tying 1-1 after extra time in the final on November 22, 2013 at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The runner-up was Colombian club Atlético Nacional.
Finals of the Copa America Many of soccer's finest players have played in the tournament, which is the world's oldest international competition, predating even the World Cup. First held in 1916, it is now concluded by the Copa America Fútbol Tournament, which has been awarded to its current host country - Paraguay - for the first time.
The final match of the tournament is known as the Campeon de Campeones. It is a term used in Spanish language countries to describe the champion of champions. The word "campeon" means "champion" or "crowned king".
The most recent edition was held in Brazil from 3 June to 13 June 2015. Argentina won its fifth title with victory over Uruguay in the final. Lionel Messi became the all-time leading scorer in the history of the competition with his goal in the last minute of the game.
The next edition will be hosted by Paraguay from 3 June 2016 to 9 June 2017. Brazil will be the defending team.
Copa America has been described as the Olympics of football (soccer) because it features some of the best players in the world, plays during the summer months, and is organized by the confederation of nations that participate in FIFA (the governing body of soccer worldwide).