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MetLife Stadium to host Copa Centenario final

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

MIAMI, United States (CMC):

New Jersey's MetLife Stadium will host next year's final of the historic Copa America Centenario, organisers have announced.

Sixteen teams, comprising six from the North, Central America and Caribbean confederation (CONCACAF) and ten from South America, will do battle in the tournament.

Caribbean champions Jamaica have already qualified for the tournament, while Trinidad and Tobago will contest a play-off next month against Haiti to determine their place.

The tournament marks the 100-year anniversary of the prestigious Copa America, which will be staged outside South America for the first time in its history.

The stadium, which boasts a capacity of 82,000, will take centre stage for the June 3-26 tournament scheduled to be played across ten venues across the United States.

Games will also be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena; California, Levi Stadium in San Francisco; NRG Stadium in Houston, Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts; CenturyLink Field in Seattle; University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona; Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia; the Orlando Citrus Bowl; and Soldier Field in Chicago.