"South American football will be back to world leadership", Alejandro Domínguez


According to the President of the CONMEBOL, this Copa América 2019 will be a milestone in the history of the tournament also will be the best reflection of a continent that is the scene of great events and the best world football.

Domínguez added that it is a great opportunity to show the world the sport for which this “continent rocks”, which also promotes values such as sportsmanship, self-improvement and brotherhood among nations.

More than 178 countries and 1,500 media from 5 continents will witness a continent vibrating with our South American football.

São Paulo, July 13, 2019. “With this conviction, the President of CONMEBOL, Alejandro Domínguez, faces the opening of CONMEBOL Copa América Braz14thil 2019 next Friday, June 14 in São Paulo.

The highest representative of continental football hold a press conference this Thursday morning, in which he indicated that this edition of the CONMEBOL Copa América will mark a milestone in the history of the competition. A turning point achieved with professionalism and discipline in management as the main pillar of all aspects surrounding such an event.

Along these lines, there are novelties such as the allocation of the greatest prizes in the history of the competition to the participating teams, with the aim of reinvesting profits in the competitiveness of continental football, the implementation of the video arbitration system (VAR) in all matches of the competition to provide greater justice to the sport and ensure ‘Clear Rules’, and greater coordination between the security authorities of the countries with technology as a great ally.

“This will be the best Copa América in history, let’s show the world that we are much more than a continent where the best players in the world come out” said Dominguez, who added, “we are also the scene of major events, and we represent a unique way of living football, a sport that represents our passion. With the “pride of representing our past, and with confidence in our future”, South American football’s top representative was confident of returning continental football to “its rightful place”. CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019 and the more than 1,500 accredited media from the five continents will witness this.