CONCACAF NEWS — July 5, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Webb meets with CONMEBOL in Brazil


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 will attend the second leg of the Copa Libertadores this evening 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.

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