To celebrate the 100 years of CONMEBO (South American football) 2016 Copa Centenario is taking place this summer where around 100% increase in the total prize money has been announced. With $21.5 million set to be distributed among top 8 teams in the competition. Below is the official breakdown of prize money.
Copa Centenario 2016 Prize Money: CONMEBO has announced increase in total prize money pool for 2016 edition after signing high profile tv rights deals including the biggest in USA with FoxSports (english) and Univision (Spanish). The massive TV rights deals has enabled CONMEBO to increase the total prize money from $10m to $21.5 million for 2016 edition. That is largely down to increase in number of teams set to take part in the competition.
2016 Copa America will see prize money awarded to only teams who will qualify for knockouts. Four quarterfinal losing teams will get $1.5 million each. While fourth place team will get $2.5 million, followed by $3 million for 3rd place playoff winner. Runnersup will pocket $3.5 million and the winners will get massive $6.5 million.
Last year’s 2015 edition saw only $10 million distributed among 12 teams with Chile the eventual winners taking home $4 million while the runners up Argentina pocketed $3 million followed by $2 million for third placed team Peru and $1 million for fourth placed Paraguay.
|Quarterfinal losing teams||$1.5 million||$1.5 million each will be awarded to four quarterfinal losing teams|
|Fourth Place||$2.5 million||Losing team in the third place playoff will get $2.5m|
|3rd Place Playoff Winners||$3 million||Winners of third place playoff winner will pocket $3m.|
|Runners-up||$3.5 million||Losing finalists will pocket $3.5m|
|Winners||$6.6 million||Eventual Champions will pocket $6.5 million|
To celebrate the 100 years of South American football (CONMEBO) there will be another south american regional tournament taking place this summer for the very first time outside of South America in United States starting from 03 June 2016 to 26th June 2016. It will be the biggest Copa America with 16 teams taking part in what will be known as “Copa Centenario”. Last year Chile won the 2015 edition and this years event will be the 45th edition of such tournament which usually takes place every four years.
The winners of this competition won’t be getting entry into 2017 FIFA Condederations cup as Chile has already qualified for that event after winning 2015 competition. 10 usualy South American teams plus 6 teams from North America and Caribbean will be contesting this summer in 23 day long event which is set to become the biggest football tournament held in USA since 1994 world cup.