Posted on July 4, 2012
SAO PAULO, Brazil – CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, met with executive committee members of CONMEBOL on Wednesday 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, who hails from the Cayman Islands, is a special guest of CONMEBOL president Nicolas Leoz and will attend the second leg of the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday 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 was accompanied on the trip by CONCACAF vice president Justino Compean, who is also president of the Mexican Football Federation.
Photo: CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb visited with CONMEBOL executive committee members to talk about the confederation’s partnership at a special Copa America in 2016. Photo courtesy of CONCACAF.
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