FIFA corruption scandal: Copa America 2016 could be cancelled

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The 2016 Copa America could be cancelled amid the ongoing fallout from the FIFA corruptions scandal.

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The tournament is a specially organised event to mark the 100th anniversary of CONMEBOL.

It will include the USA for the first time in almost a decade, but the whole event has now been cast into doubt, according to NBC Sports.

Jose Luis Meiszner, the secretary general of CONMEBOL, told a radio station in Argentina on Monday that the event was in jeopardy. “Today one has to question the possibility of playing this tournament,” he said. “We have to be prepared for enormous turmoil to hold this event, given the rights holders are also being questioned.”

CONCACAF and CONMEBOL were the two federations most implicated in the scandal, and are now the subject of several ongoing FBI investigations.

In the latest development, Sepp Blatter resigned as the president of FIFA earlier today.