Chile wins the Copa América Centenario

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  1. which took place in Buenos Aires in 1916

  2. first Copa América ever played outside of South America

  3. third consecutive final in a major tournament

  4. fourth nation to win two consecutive Copa América titles

The Copa América Centenario was an international football tournament that was hosted in the United States from June 3 to June 26, 2016. This was the .

The competition was a celebration of the centenary of the first Copa América, . It featured an expanded number of 16 teams instead of the usual 12, with 10 teams from South America and 6 from North America.

Chile became the , after Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. Argentina, meanwhile, lost their , following a loss to Germany at the 2014 World Cup and Chile at the 2015 Copa América.


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