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COPA America Centenario 2016 Prize Money – Winners

COPA America Centenario 2016 Prize Money  Winners, Runners-up: Copa America has now become an emblem for the Successful Soccer. The 2016 edition of this football tournament is more in the limelight, understandably for the twin reasons—first, because it is its 100th year of Fantastic Football and second, the prize money has been increased 100{6d5c0de61785b6465e85db141e2d32959c251e0e25a73ac667d28d1a1cbcc092} in comparison to the previous year. The organizer of this year’s Copa America, Conmebol has made the announcement for the increase in prize money for the 2016 edition. This year, the number of participating teams are 16—10 from CONMEBOL and 6 from CONCACAF. The whooping amount of $21.5 million will be distributed among the top 8 teams that reach till quarter-final level.

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Copa Centenario 2016 Prize Money (total pool €21.5 million)
PAYMENT DETAILS
Quarterfinal losing teams $1.5 million $1.5 million each will be awarded to four quarterfinal losing teams
Fourth Place $2.5 million Losing team in the third place playoff will get $2.5m
3rd Place Playoff Winners $3 million Winners of third place playoff winner will pocket $3m.
Runners-up $3.5 million Losing finalists will pocket $3.5m
Winners $6.6 million Eventual Champions will pocket $6.5 million

Reasons for Increased COPA America Centenario 2016 Prize Money: If the opinions of the sports pundits are to be believed, the 100 {6d5c0de61785b6465e85db141e2d32959c251e0e25a73ac667d28d1a1cbcc092} increase in the prize money is partly to mark its 100th edition and partly due to signing the big TV rights deal with FOX Sports in English and Univision in Spanish for the USA. These twin TV rights deal with Fox and Univision has augmented the prize money from $10 million to astronomical $ 21.5 million. Some do argue that the number of teams participating in this edition of the tournament might have played a big role to increase the prize money substantially.

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Division of the Prize money in COPA America Centenario 2016: The prize money will be divided into the knockout round qualifying 8 teams. 4 teams that will fail to reach into quarter-final will get $1.5 million each. The team that clinches 4th place in the tournament will get $2.5 million whereas the team, that will secure 3rd place, get $3 million. The team, that will bag the competition, get $6.5 million whereas the runners-up will have $4.5 million.
COPA America Centenario 2015 Prize Money: In the previous year Copa America tournament, only $10 million prize money was divided into 12 teams. The runners-up had $3million, whereas third and fourth placed teams had bagged $2million and $1million respectively.

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