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Chile could face Euro 2016 winners after second straight Copa America triumph

Chile could face Euro 2016 winners after second straight Copa America triumph

  • Chile won second consecutive Copa America, beating Argentina in final
  • Discussions have opened regarding match against Euro 2016 winners 
  • CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez revealed news on Twitter

Chile’s 2016 Copa America triumph could line up a match against the winners of this summer’s European Championship, according to CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez. 

Juan Antonio Pizzi’s men won the Copa America for the second consecutive year after beating Argentina on penalties in the final on Sunday. 

Dominguez has since revealed that there has been a proposal submitted to UEFA for a game in the near future, Chile’s World Cup qualifiers permitting.

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez celebrates Chile’s victory over Argentina  in the Copa America final 

Dominguez wrote on Twitter:  ‘We have received a positive response from UEFA about a match between the Copa America and Euro champions. 

‘We will study a viable date to set.’ 

The match, if it goes ahead, will serve as the latest installment of the Artemio Franchi Trophy, which is set to make its return in 2018.

The Artemio Franchi Trophy was an official competition held twice (1985 and 1993) between the champions of Europe and the Copa America winners.

France defeated Uruguay 2-0 in the first edition, before Argentina edged Denmark in a penalty shootout eight years later.

The 2018 edition, edited slightly, will be held in Milan and will feature Copa champions Chile and runners-up Argentina against the Euro 2016 winners and losing finalist. 

Chile's defensive midfielder Arturo Vidal (right) tackles Argentina captain Lionel Messi at the MetLife Stadium 

Chile’s defensive midfielder Arturo Vidal (right) tackles Argentina captain Lionel Messi at the MetLife Stadium 

 

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