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CONMEBOL

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CONMEBOL or CSF (CONfederación sudaMEricana de FútBOL, South American Football Confederation) is the governing body of football in South America.

It was founded July 9, 1916, thanks to Uruguayan Héctor Rivadavia Gómez who materialized his project of uniting football around the continent. Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Chile were the founder nations after a successful South American football tournament played in Buenos Aires. Later on Paraguay (1921), Peru (1925), Bolivia (1926), Ecuador (1927), Colombia (1936) and Venezuela (1952) also became members of the South American confederation. Nowadays CONMEBOL is part of FIFA and is in charge of all professional football activities in the mentioned countries. The permanent headquarters are located in Asunción, Paraguay; and the actual president (until 2006) of the Executive Committee is Dr. Nicolás Leoz.

Guyana, Suriname and the French département d'outre-mer of French Guiana are not members of CONMEBOL - their national associations are members of CONCACAF.

Among the tournaments conducted by CONMEBOL are the Copa Libertadores de América (analogous to the UEFA Champions League) and the Copa Sudamericana (analogous to the UEFA Cup).

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National football teams of South America (CONMEBOL)

Argentina | Bolivia | Brazil | Chile | Colombia | Ecuador | Paraguay | Peru | Uruguay | Venezuela

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