PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 21: Chile fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group H match between Chile and Switzerland at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 21, 2010 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
Brazil was supposed to host Copa America in 2015, but Chile will get the right because of Brazil's glut of international competitions
Chile, not Brazil, will host Copa America in 2015. The rotating host model made 2015 Brazil's turn to host the tournament, but they are hosting the Confederations Cup in 2013, the World Cup in 2014 and Rio de Janeiro is hosting the Olympics in 2016 so many wanted to see another country host Copa America in 2015. Those people got their wish.
Chile's president of the country's professional football association Sergio Jaude told reporters on Friday that the country would host Copa America in 2015 and that more details would be released on Saturday. It is expected that Brazil will take Chile's schedule turn to host the tournament in 2019.
There had been talk of Brazil giving up the right to host the tournament in 2015 for a while, but the president of the country's FA, Ricardo Teixeira, insisted that it would not happen. Teixeria has since resigned his post, though, opening the door for a deal that will allow Chile to host South America's football championship.
The last time that Chile hosted Copa America was back in 1991, when Argentina defeated Brazil in the final. When the tournament returns to the country in 2015, Uruguay will go as the defending champions after defeating Uruguay in the final last year.