Future of 2016 Centennial Copa America to be discussed

BY foxsports • June 11, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) The treasurer of the governing body of South American football says the future of next year's centennial Copa America will be debated in the next few days.

The tournament in the United States is in doubt because of its connections to the FIFA corruption and bribery scandal. A U.S. Department of Justice indictment included allegations that more than $100 million in bribes were used to secure the rights to the showpiece event.

Carlos Chavez told The Associated Press on Thursday, ''We are watching how events unfold, and the investigation is a concern to everyone.''

The centennial Copa America plans to capitalize on the U.S. market, and feature 10 South American teams, and six from North and Central America and the Caribbean.

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