The draw for Copa America Centenario will be held in New York on February 21. The event will be staged at the Hammerstein Ballroom and begin at 7:30 p.m. ET, live on Univision.
The United States, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil have already been seeded for the tournament on account of being very good and/or popular teams. They will be in separate groups, with the remaining 12 teams drawn into one of their four groups. There is no word yet on the format of the draw, how it will be conducted or pots.
Joining the four seeded teams in the tournament are Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, who all automatically qualified by virtue of being from South America. Costa Rica and Jamaica made Copa America by winning Copa Centroamericana and the Caribbean Cup, respective, while Haiti and Panama round out the field after winning qualifiers.
Copa America Centenario is a special edition of the normal South American championship tournament, which has been expanded to include CONCACAF for the competition's 100th anniversary. It will run from June 3-26 across 10 cities in the U.S. and crown the champion of the Americas. The New York area is also the site of the tournament's final, to be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.