Copa America 2016 Champions Chile could face a one-off match with the Euro 2016 winner in the coming months. Although nothing has been decided yet, but chances are high that a one-off game will take place.
At first, hardly anyone took it seriously when CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez proposed the option for a match to be played between the Copa America champions and the Euro 2016 winners, but now it seems efforts are bring made to put the plans into action.
Dominguez has revealed that a formal proposal has been submitted to UEFA for a match to be played against the European champions.
“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,” Dominguez posted via his official Twitter account.
— Alejandro Domínguez (@agdws) June 29, 2016
The game is subject to the schedule of both nations, with Chile will be preparing themselves for the World Cup qualifiers in the coming months.
This year, Copa held a special edition to celebrate their 100th year and for the first time, the tournament was being held outside South America.
Argentina looked like clear favourites to win the trophy but it was Chile who emerged triumphant in the end beating Tata Martino’s side 4-2 on penalties. Chile waited 99 years to lift their first trophy in any major competition, they now have won two in a row, having won the previous Copa America edition in 2015.
If the match takes place, at all, it will be seen a special edition and will serve as a prelude to the Artemio Franchi Trophy.
The tournament has been held twice before (1985, 1993) between the winners of the Copa and Euros.
In 1985, France (1984 Euro Champions) defeated Uruguay 2-0 at Parc des Princes. In 1993, Argentina won 5-4 against Denmark on penalties, after it finished 1-1 at the normal time.
The third edition of the Trophy will be played at March 2018 in Milan, Italy and will comprise of four teams by adding the runners-up of both Copa America 2015 and Euro 2016 tournaments.