After 100 years of history, the CONMEBOL Copa América™ trophy has been restored2023-12-07
- More than 100 years after its first edition, the continent’s oldest national team trophy underwent a historic restoration ahead of the CONMEBOL Copa América 2024™.
- The restored Cup with all the value of its history will be lifted on 14 July 2024 by the CONMEBOL Copa America™ champion team.
- Fans who want to experience the excitement of the greatest edition of all time can access the exclusive pre-sale of tickets at copaamerica.com.
United States, December 7, 2024. The South American Football Confederation announces that the CONMEBOL Copa América™ trophy has been restored and looks refreshed for the 48th edition of the world’s oldest national team tournament.
More than 100 years after the first edition of the CONMEBOL Copa América™, which took place in 1916 in Buenos Aires, the continent’s oldest national team trophy has been brought back to its roots.
Over the years, the trophy has been modified by adding wooden components to accommodate the trophy’s winners’ badges. The original CONMEBOL Copa América trophy was made by Casa Escasany to be awarded at the 1917 South American Championship, later renamed the Copa América. In 1979, a wooden base was added so that a second row of champions’ badges could be added, while in 1995, a third step was added. Since 2004, different replicas of the trophy have been awarded.
“Since I took over the presidency of CONMEBOL, one of the goals I set was to preserve and enhance the roots of South American football. This year we are restoring this iconic trophy, which weighs more than 11.85 kilograms and has been part of some of our region’s greatest sporting feats. We are convinced that this new edition of the CONMEBOL Copa América™ will bring joy and unique and exciting moments for our spectators and we will continue to write the legend of the oldest and most emotive national team tournament in the world,” concluded Alejandro Domínguez, President of CONMEBOL.
A documentary on the history of this restoration will soon be unveiled on CONMEBOL’s various digital platforms.
The 48th edition of the Copa América™ will be held next year in the United States, a new quest for continental glory. This time, the 10 CONMEBOL member teams and six CONCACAF guests will compete to put their name on the restored jewel.
Fans who want to experience the excitement of the greatest edition of all time can access the exclusive pre-sale of tickets at www.copaamerica.com.
CONMEBOL Copa América 2024
The CONMEBOL Copa América 2024™️ will be played in the United States and includes 10 CONMEBOL teams and 6 CONCACAF guest teams. In this edition, this traditional tournament will be organized by both confederations.
The 6 Concacaf teams qualify through the Concacaf Nations League 2023/24. The already known representative teams from North, Central America and the Caribbean are the United States, Jamaica, Mexico and Panama. The other two Concacaf participants will be confirmed after a Play-In between Canada vs Trinidad and Tobago, and Costa Rica vs Honduras. This Play-In will take place in March 2024.
In the 48th edition of one of the continent’s most important competitions, this will be the second time in the tournament’s history that it will host 16 teams – having hosted the same number of teams in its 2016 edition, also held in the United States. Teams that have won 10 World Cup titles from FIFA™️ and the biggest stars in world football will take the field for 32 matches in this edition of the tournament in June and July 2024.
Tickets for CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024™️ will be made available starting in mid January. Signup at www.copaamerica.com to be part of an exclusive presale opportunity before the public on-sale.
Rocking the Continent
The CONMEBOL Copa América™️ has an incredible power, it can make everything move, emotions vibrate and hearts soar.
It makes the flags fly, the nets tremble, the stands, and the stadiums shake. Its history makes the whole continent proud, and our football beats with a united force.
This competition has the power to bring out the best version of who we are: football, history, joy and passion.
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