2016 Copa Libertadores

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2016 Copa Libertadores de América
2016 Copa Bridgestone Libertadores de América
2016 Copa Bridgestone Libertadores da América
Tournament details
Dates TBA
Teams 38 (from 11 associations)
2015
2017

The 2016 Copa Libertadores de América (officially the 2016 Copa Bridgestone Libertadores for sponsorship reasons)[1] will be the 57th edition of the Copa Libertadores de América, South America's premier club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL. The winner (or the best-placed South American team if the winner is from Mexico) will play in the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2017 Recopa Sudamericana.

Teams[edit]

The following 38 teams from 11 associations (the 10 CONMEBOL members plus Mexico which were invited to compete) qualified for the tournament:

  • Title holders
  • Argentina and Brazil: 5 berths each
  • All associations other than Argentina and Brazil: 3 berths each

Among them, 12 teams (the team with the lowest berth from each of the 11 associations, plus the team with the second lowest berth from the association of the title holders) are entered in the first stage, and the remaining 26 teams are entered in the second stage.

Association Team (Berth) Entry stage Qualification method
TBD [Note TH] (Title holders) Second stage 2015 Copa Libertadores champion
Argentina Argentina
5 berths
(Argentina 1) Second stage 2015 Primera División champion[2]
(Argentina 2) 2015 Primera División runner-up[2]
(Argentina 3) 2014–15 Copa Argentina champion[2]
(Argentina 4) 2015 Primera División Liguilla Pre-Libertadores winner[2]
(Argentina 5) First stage 2015 Copa Sudamericana best Argentine team not yet qualified[2]
Bolivia Bolivia
3 berths
Bolívar (Bolivia 1) Second stage 2014 Apertura champion and 2015 Clausura champion[3]
The Strongest (Bolivia 2) 2014–15 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[3]
Oriente Petrolero[Note SUD] (Bolivia 3) First stage 2014–15 Primera División aggregate table 2nd best team not yet qualified[3]
Brazil Brazil
5 berths
(Brazil 1) Second stage 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A champion[4]
(Brazil 2) 2015 Copa do Brasil champion[4]
(Brazil 3) 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runner-up[4]
(Brazil 4) 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 3rd place[4]
[Note SUD] (Brazil 5) First stage 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 4th place[4]
Chile Chile
3 berths
Cobresal (Chile 1) Second stage 2015 Clausura champion[5]
(Chile 2) 2015 Apertura champion
[Note SUD] (Chile 3) First stage 2015 Copa Chile champion[6]
Colombia Colombia
3 berths
(Colombia 1) Second stage 2015 Apertura champion[7]
(Colombia 2) 2015 Finalización champion[7]
[Note SUD] (Colombia 3) First stage 2015 Primera A aggregate table best team not yet qualified[7]
Ecuador Ecuador
3 berths
(Ecuador 1) Second stage 2015 Serie A champion[8]
(Ecuador 2) 2015 Serie A runner-up[8]
[Note SUD] (Ecuador 3) First stage 2015 Serie A aggregate table best team not yet qualified[8]
Mexico Mexico
(CONCACAF)
3 invitees
(Mexico 1) Second stage 2015 Apertura classification phase best team not qualified for 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League
(Mexico 2) 2015 Apertura classification phase 2nd best team not qualified for 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League
Puebla (Mexico 3) First stage 2015 Supercopa MX champion or runner-up[Note MEX]
Paraguay Paraguay
3 berths
[Note PAR] (Paraguay 1) Second stage 2015 tournament (2015 Apertura or 2015 Clausura) champion with better record in aggregate table[9]
[Note PAR] (Paraguay 2) 2015 tournament (2015 Apertura or 2015 Clausura) champion with worse record in aggregate table[9]
[Note SUD] (Paraguay 3) First stage 2015 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[9]
Peru Peru
3 berths
(Peru 1) Second stage 2015 Descentralizado champion[10]
(Peru 2) 2015 Descentralizado runner-up[10]
[Note SUD] (Peru 3) First stage 2015 Descentralizado 3rd place[10]
Uruguay Uruguay
3 berths
[Note URU] (Uruguay 1) Second stage 2014–15 Primera División champion[11]
[Note URU] (Uruguay 2) 2014–15 Primera División runner-up[11]
[Note URU][Note SUD] (Uruguay 3) First stage 2014–15 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[11]
Venezuela Venezuela
3 berths
Deportivo Táchira (Venezuela 1) Second stage 2014–15 Primera División champion[12]
Trujillanos (Venezuela 2) 2014–15 Primera División runner-up[12]
Caracas[Note SUD] (Venezuela 3) First stage 2014–15 Primera División aggregate table best team not yet qualified[12]
Teams which have qualified, but not certain of specific berth
  1. Paraguay (PAR): Cerro Porteño (2015 Apertura champion) may earn the Paraguay 1 or Paraguay 2 berth.
  2. Uruguay (URU):
Notes
  1. Title holders (TH): The 2015 Copa Libertadores champion will qualify for the second stage, meaning the team with the second lowest berth from the association of the title holders will qualify for the first stage instead.
  2. Copa Sudamericana winners (SUD): The 2015 Copa Sudamericana champion are guaranteed to qualify for the tournament. If they have not otherwise qualified according to the internal distribution method of their association, they will take this berth instead of the team designated here.
  3. Mexico (MEX): Ordinarily, the 2015 Supercopa MX champion earns the Mexico 3 berth. However, Santos Laguna is ineligible for South American competition due to their participation in the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League. So Puebla will qualify automatically regardless of whether they win or lose.

Draw[edit]

The draw of the tournament will be held on December 22, 2015.

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