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Cristiano Ronaldo in Copa America? It is possible!

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CONMEBOL, along with Brazilian federation, will invite some additional teams to Copa America 2019 - according to 'Globo Esporte'.

The 2019 Copa America is set for Brazil, and the competition is expanding from 10 teams to 16 teams. So with those extra spots available, and only 10 teams in South America's governing body, CONMEBOL, who is going to fill those spots? According to Brazilian news publication Globo, the U.S. men's national team is one of the teams the competition and CONMEBOL want. The U.S. is one of the preferred squads alongside others like Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Japan and China.

'Globo' also underline that "plan A for the organization is to have two squads from CONCACAF, two from UEFA and two from Asia. The preference is for Mexico and USA, Portugal and Spain, Japan and China."

"The organization is dreaming of a tournament that would feature players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Suarez, Messi, James Rodriguez and Iniesta ..."

The 2019 Copa America will be the final edition played on odd years. Starting in 2020, the tournament will be held every four years in order to stay aligned with other major continental tournaments across the globe such as the Euro Championship. After reportedly making $46 million net profit off the Copa America Centenario last year and a surplus in excess of $100 million, U.S. Soccer is expected to be the top hosting destination for the 2020 tournament.
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