CONCACAF President Explores New Partnership with CONMEBOL
July 5, 2012
SAO PAULO, Brazil – CONCACAF President, Jeffrey Webb, met with Executive Committee members of CONMEBOL today in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to explore the potential for collaborative opportunities between the confederations.
Among the items discussed was the staging of a special Copa America in 2016 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of CONMEBOL that would involve CONCACAF's partnership and participation, referee development, technical programs and other synergies.
Webb is a special guest of CONMEBOL President, Nicolas Leoz, and attended the second leg of the Copa Libertadores last night between Corinthians and Boca Juniors.
"The discussions today were held in a spirit of genuine cooperation," said Webb, making his first trip to South America since his election as CONCACAF President on May 23.
"I look forward to further talks and building a stronger relationship between our confederations."
Webb is accompanied on the trip by CONCACAF Vice President, Justino Compean, who is also President of the Mexican Football Federation.
CONCACAF “The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football” is one of six continental confederations of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and serves as the governing body of football in this part of the world. It is composed of 40 national associations, from Canada in the north to Guyana, Surinam and French Guyana in the south.
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