The 2015 Copa América kicks off on June 11 in Chile as ten South American national sides from CONMEBOL and two guest nations will try to be the last one standing on July 4.
The following are ten facts about the tournament:
- ONE -
This year's Copa América is the forty-fourth edition of a competition that was first played in Argentina in 1916, making it the oldest international continental tournament in world football.
- TWO -After the first tournament in Argentina, Brazil were all set to host the finals in 1918 but had to cancel the event after a major flu outbreak in Rio de Janiero. Fortunately, Brazil were able to successfully host the competition the following year.
- THREE -
Uruguay, the defending champions from 2011, are the most successful team in the tournament's history with fifteen titles.