The draw for the Copa America Centenario sees a repeat of the 2015 final

The tournament will take place in the United States in June

BY Daniel Kelly 11:15 Monday 22 February 2016, 11:15 22 Feb 2016

Picture by: Craig Ruttle / AP/Press Association Images

The draw for the once-off Copa America Centenario has taken place overnight in New York.

Chile won the South American championship last summer, but a tournament is to take place this summer in the United States to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the tournament. 16 countries from North, Central and South America are to take part.

The tournament is the largest to be held in America, since the 1994 World Cup. Ten stadia will host the event with Levi's Stadium, the home of Super Bowl 50 hosting the opening match. The final will be held in Gillette Stadium on June 26th

As hosts, the United States were drawn in Group A. They have been drawn with two World Cup quarter-finalists in Colombia and Costa Rica. Paraguay complete the group.

Brazil should easily qualify from Group B. They have been drawn against Ecuador, Haiti and Peru.

Mexico and Uruguay will meet in Group C. The two teams are in the same group as Jamaica and Venezuela.

A repeat of last year's final will take place in Group D as Chile have been drawn with Argentina. Panama and Bolivia complete the group. 

The United States play Colombia in the opening game on June 3rd.

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