Webb mix

CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb met with executive committee members of the South American federations CONMEBOL in Sao Paulo, Brazil last week 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. It will involve CONCACAF’s partnership and participation, referee development, technical programmes and other synergies.

Webb was a special guest of CONMEBOL president Nicolas Leoz and attended the second leg of the Copa Libertadores last week between Corinthians and Boca Juniors.

“The discussions were held in a spirit of genuine co-operation,” said Webb, who made his first trip to South America since his election as CONCACAF president two months ago.

“I look forward to further talks and building a stronger relationship between our confederations.”