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All about CONMEBOL – The South American Football Body

Like Europe, they have UEFA, for football crazy Latin America, there is a governing body for the game is CONMEBOL. In this article we will get all the important details about it. So let us check them out.

Basic Information about CONMEBOL

Full Name: Confederacion Sudamericana de Futbol

Abbreviation: CONMEBOL

Founded on: 9th July, 1916All about CONMEBOL – The South American Football Body

Category: Federation of National Associations

Headquarters: Luque, Paraguay

Region: South America (Latin America)

Members: 10 National Football Associations

Official Languages: Spanish and Portuguese

Current Secretary General: Jose Astigarraga

Official Website: CONMEBOL.com

More about CONMEBOL

The first ever intra continental football championship in the Latin America happened in 1916, it was then called Campeonato Sudamericano de Futbol which is now known as Copa America. The competition was held in Argentina to celebrate toe Argentine Declaration of Independence century celebrations. After the tournament got grand success the four participating nations decided to have a governing body and organization which can represent the entire Latin American football region and then the CONMEBOL was founded on the 9th of July 1916 which is also the Argentina’s Independence Day. The main force behind this was Uruguayan Hector Rivadavia and Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay were the four founder members of the CONMEBOL.

CONMEBOL is also the oldest continental governing body of football associations in the South America and it is affiliated with the world football body FIFA. Currently there are 10 national members in CONMEBOL. The entire CONMEBOL nations to gather have won nine FIFA World Cups till now which is commendable effort.

CONMEBOL Qualifiers

All the 10 nations play in a play against each other by playing nine times at home and away (a total of 18 matches). And the point format for it is the same where three points for a win, one for a draw and zero for every loss.

After the 18 matches, the top four teams in the standings qualifying directly to Qatar 2022, while the fifth-place team will advance to an intercontinental playoff with a ticket to Qatar on the line.

Member Nations of CONMEBOL

Ten national football associations belong to Conmebol, they represent all the independent states of South America, except the national federations or associations of Suriname , Guyana and French Guiana , which are affiliated to Concacaf (of these three, only the first two are affiliated to FIFA and are independent states, lie the latter is not affiliated with FIFA and is not an independent state).

Initially, four members founded Conmebol: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

Although the Falkland Islands could have their own national team like other British Overseas Territories ( British Virgin Islands , Gibraltar , Anguilla and many others), they have never been members of Conmebol because the countries of the region back Argentina in the conflict with the United Kingdom for the sovereignty of the archipelago.

Selection Federation Foundation
Argentina Argentine Soccer Association February 21, 1893
Bolivia Bolivian Football Federation September 12, 1925
Brazil Brazilian Football Confederation June 8, 1914
Chile Chilean Football Federation June 19, 1895
Colombia Colombian Football Federation October 12, 1924
Ecuador Ecuadorian Football Federation May 30, 1925
Paraguay Paraguayan Soccer Association June 18, 1906
Peru Peruvian Football Federation August 23, 1922
Uruguay Uruguayan Football Association March 30, 1900
Venezuela Venezuelan Football Federation December 1, 1925

CONMEBOL Score & 2022 Schedule

Matchday 1
Date Home Away Score
Oct. 8, 2020 Paraguay Peru 2-2
Oct. 8, 2020 Uruguay Chile 2-1
Oct. 8, 2020 Argentina Ecuador 1-0
Oct. 9, 2020 Colombia Venezuela 3-0
Oct. 9, 2020 Brazil Bolivia 5-0
Matchday 2
Date Home Away Score
Oct. 13, 2020 Bolivia Argentina 1-2
Oct. 13, 2020 Ecuador Uruguay 4-2
Oct. 13, 2020 Venezuela Paraguay 0-1
Oct. 13, 2020 Peru Brazil 2-4
Oct. 13, 2020 Chile Colombia 2-2
Matchday 3
Date Home Away Score
Nov. 12, 2020 Bolivia Ecuador 2-3
Nov. 12, 2020 Argentina Paraguay 1-1
Nov. 13, 2020 Colombia Uruguay 0-3
Nov. 13, 2020 Chile Peru 2-0
Nov. 13, 2020 Brazil Venezuela 1-0
Matchday 4
Date Home Away Score
Nov. 17, 2020 Ecuador Colombia 6-1
Nov. 17, 2020 Venezuela Chile 2-1
Nov. 17, 2020 Paraguay Bolivia 2-2
Nov. 17, 2020 Uruguay Brazil 0-2
Nov. 17, 2020 Peru Argentina 0-2
Matchday 5
Date Home Away Score
June 3, 2021 Bolivia Venezuela 3-1
June 3, 2021 Uruguay Paraguay 0-0
June 3, 2021 Argentina Chile 1-1
June 3, 2021 Peru Colombia 0-3
June 4, 2021 Brazil Ecuador 2-0
Matchday 6
Date Home Away Score
June 8, 2021 Ecuador Peru 1-2
June 8, 2021 Venezuela Uruguay 0-0
June 8, 2021 Colombia Argentina 2-2
June 8, 2021 Paraguay Brazil 0-2
June 8, 2021 Chile Bolivia 1-1
Matchday 7
Date Home Away
Sept. 2 Bolivia Colombia
Sept. 2 Chile Brazil
Sept. 2 Ecuador Paraguay
Sept. 2 Peru Uruguay
Sept. 2 Venezuela Argentina
Matchday 8
Date Home Away
Sept. 7 Argentina Bolivia
Sept. 7 Brazil Peru
Sept. 7 Colombia Chile
Sept. 7 Paraguay Venezuela
Sept. 7 Uruguay Ecuador
Matchday 9
Date Home Away
Oct. 7 Ecuador Bolivia
7 October 2021 Paraguay Argentina
Oct. 7 Peru Chile
Oct. 7 Uruguay Colombia
Oct. 7 Venezuela Brazil
Matchday 10
Date Home Away
Oct. 12 Argentina Peru
Oct. 12 Bolivia Paraguay
Oct. 12 Brazil Uruguay
Oct. 12 Chile Venezuela
12 October 2021 Colombia Ecuador
Matchday 11
Date Home Away
Nov. 11 Brazil Colombia
Nov. 11 Ecuador Venezuela
Nov. 11 Paraguay Chile
Nov. 11 Peru Bolivia
Nov. 11 Uruguay Argentina
Matchday 12
Date Home Away
Nov. 16 2021 Argentina Brazil
Nov. 16 Bolivia Uruguay
Nov. 16 Chile Ecuador
Nov. 16 Colombia Paraguay
Nov. 16 Venezuela Peru
Matchday 13
Date Home Away
Jan. 27, 2022 Chile Argentina
Jan. 27, 2022 Colombia Peru
Jan. 27, 2022 Ecuador Brazil
27 January 2022 Paraguay Uruguay
Jan. 27, 2022 Venezuela Bolivia
Matchday 14
Date Home Away
Feb. 1, 2022 Argentina Colombia
Feb. 1, 2022 Bolivia Chile
Feb. 1, 2022 Brazil Paraguay
Feb. 1, 2022 Peru Ecuador
Feb. 1, 2022 Uruguay Venezuela
Matchday 15
Date Home Away
March 24, 2022 Argentina Venezuela
March 24, 2022 Brazil Chile
March 24, 2022 Colombia Bolivia
March 24, 2022 Paraguay Ecuador
March 24, 2022 Uruguay Peru
Matchday 16
Date Home Away
March 29, 2022 Bolivia Brazil
March 29, 2022 Chile Uruguay
March 29, 2022 Ecuador Argentina
29 March 2022 Peru Paraguay
March 29, 2022 Venezuela Colombia
Matchday 17
Date Home Away
TBD Bolivia Peru
TBD Venezuela Ecuador
TBD Chile Paraguay
TBD Colombia Brazil
TBD Argentina Uruguay
Matchday 18
Date Home Away
TBD Ecuador Chile
TBD Uruguay Bolivia
TBD Paraguay Colombia
TBD Brazil Argentina
TBD Peru Venezuela

CONMEBOL Standings

1 Brazil 6 6 0 0 16 2 14 18
2 Argentina 6 3 0 3 9 5 4 12
3 Ecuador 6 3 3 0 14 10 4 9
4 Uruguay 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8
5 Colombia 6 2 2 2 11 13 -2 8
6 Paraguay 6 1 1 4 6 7 -1 7
7 Chile 6 1 2 3 8 8 0 6
8 Bolivia 6 1 3 2 9 14 -5 5
9 Venezuela 6 1 4 1 3 9 -6 4
10 Peru 6 1 4 1 6 14 -8 4

Various Competitions Organized by CONMEBOL

The CONMEBOL organizes two kinds of competitions. One is the international competitions which has the 10 member nation’s participation. These competitions are.

  • Copa America
  • U20
  • U17
  • U15
  • Copa America Femenina
  • Under 20 (Female)
  • Under 17 (Female
  • Copa America de Futsal
  • Compeonato Sudamericano de Futsal Sub 20
  • Compeonato Sudamericano Femenino de Futsal

Club Competitions are also organized by CONMEBOL and they are

  • Copa Libertadores de America
  • Copa Sudamericana
  • Supercopa Libertadores
  • Copa Libertadores de Futbol Femenino
  • Recopa Sudamericana
  • Intercontinental Cup (Jointly with UEFA)


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