If you find out where to watch the draw for the Copa America Centenario on US TV and live streaming, here’s all of the information you need.
The Copa America Centenario, a once-in-a-lifetime soccer event, which honors 100 years of the Copa America tournament, will feature some of the world’s best teams and players competing from June 3-26, 2016, across the United States. The tournament will feature the top star players from North, Central and South America as well as from the Caribbean, including Lionel Messi, Neymar, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, David Luiz, James Rodriguez, Kaka, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey and many more. The final will be played at MetLife Stadium, in the metropolitan New York City area, on June 26.
The full list of teams to be drawn are:
• Pot 1 (seeded nations): Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, United States
• Pot 2 (CONMEBOL – Higher ranked nations): Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay
• Pot 3 (CONCACAF – Qualified nations): Costa Rica, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama
• Pot 4 (CONMEBOL – Lower ranked nations): Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
The four group pots will contain four positions each, one from each group, as follows:
Pot 5: A1, B1, C1, D1
Pot 6: A2, B2, C2, D2
Pot 7: A3, B3, C3, D3
Pot 8: A4, B4, C4, D4
The draw will begin with the pulling of the four seeded teams, in order of group, from Pot 1. As each team is drawn, the corresponding ball from Pot 5 will be drawn, and the seeded team placed in the respective head position of its pre-determined group – United States (Group A), Brazil (Group B), Mexico (Group C), Argentina (Group D).
Next, the team pots will be drawn in order, backwards from Pot 4 to Pot 2. The teams from Pot 4 will be pulled one by one, and a ball drawn from the corresponding Pot 8 to identify the group in which each nation will be placed.
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As the teams in Pot 4 will be drawn into groups using Pot 8 (group position 4), those from Pot 3 will be sorted using Pot 7 (group position 3), and the nations from Pot 2 will receive their group assignment by pulling a ball from Pot 6 (group position 2). In this way, group positions are pre-determined by the pot from which a nation is drawn, while the group to which each nation from Pots 2, 3 and 4 is assigned remains in suspense until its ball is pulled from the corresponding group pot.
The evening will conclude with the dramatic drawing of Pot 2 – the highest seeded CONMEBOL sides – pitting continental giants against one another and revealing the full calendar and all the most noteworthy matchups for this summer’s historic Copa America Centenario.
Here’s how you can watch the draw live:
When: Sunday, February 21
Where: Live from Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City
What time: Coverage begins at 8pm ET / 5pm PT
• FOX Sports 2 (English-language)
• Univision Deportes (Spanish-language)
• FOX Sports GO (cable or satellite TV subscription and authentication is required)
• FOX Soccer 2GO (free 7-day trial; no cable or satellite TV subscription required)
Covering from New York City for Univision Deportes will be Alejandro Berry, Luis Omar Tapia, Pablo Ramírez and Ana Caty Hernández. Coverage will feature live interviews with Juan Carlos Osorio, manager of the Mexico National Team and Jurgen Klinsmann, manager of the USA National Team.
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On Univision Deportes, Copa America Centenario Draw will be followed by a live one-hour edition of Linea de 4 Edicion Copa America to present complete coverage of the draw. The broadcast will be presented by Raúl Guzmán, Enrique ‘Perro’ Bermúdez, Diego Balado and Jesús ‘Profe’ Bracamontes and will feature analysis of the draw.
Co-hosting the event will be FOX Sports anchor Jenny Taft together with Univision Deportes presenter Adriana Monsalve. Host Jenny Taft has covered many national teams, including the U.S. Men’s and Women’s teams, and was a major contributor to FOX Sports’ critically-acclaimed 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup television coverage in Canada. She was the embedded reporter with the U.S. WNT during its run to the history-making Final, which is the most-watched soccer match ever on U.S. television.
Adriana Monsalve is a Venezuelan-born, bilingual sports journalist. She began her career co-host for RCTV’s show, Aló. In 2003, she moved to the US, where she began her career in U.S. Spanish-language media. Through out her career, she has covered mayor sports events and interviewed world class personalities including David Beckham, Serena Williams and Cristiano Ronaldo. Since December 2014, she joined the Univisión Deportes team and she hosts the flagship studio show “Contacto Deportivo”, as well as the sports and entertainment show “República Deportiva.”
To help with the draw, the following footballers will be involved: Argentina’s World Cup champion Mario Kempes, Colombian playmaker Carlos Valderrama, former Mexican goalkeeper Jorge Campos, and FOX Sports analyst Alexi Lalas. Head coaches and team representatives from all 16 participating nations are also expected to be in attendance.
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