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South American Football Confederation
CONMEBOL logo (2017).svg
CONMEBOL member associations map.svg
AbbreviationCONMEBOL
CSF
Formation9 July 1916; 104 years ago (1916-07-09)
TypeSports organisation
HeadquartersLuque (Gran Asunción), Paraguay
Coordinates25°15′38″S 57°30′58″W / 25.26056°S 57.51611°W / -25.26056; -57.51611
Region served
South America
Membership
10 member associations
Official languages
Spanish, Portuguese
Alejandro Domínguez
Vice Presidents
Laureano González (1st)
Claudio Tapia (2nd)
Arturo Salah (3rd)
Treasurer
Rolando López
Parent organization
FIFA
Websitewww.conmebol.com

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL, /ˈkɒnmɪbɒl/; Spanish: Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol;[1] Portuguese: Confederação Sul-Americana de Futebol[2] or CSF) is the continental governing body of football in South America (apart from Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana), and it is one of FIFA's six continental confederations. The oldest continental confederation in the world, its headquarters are located in Luque, Paraguay, near Asunción. CONMEBOL is responsible for the organization and governance of South American football's major international tournaments. With 10 member football associations, it has the fewest members of all the confederations in FIFA.

CONMEBOL national teams have won nine FIFA World Cups (Brazil five, Uruguay two, and Argentina two), and CONMEBOL clubs have won 22 Intercontinental Cups and four FIFA Club World Cups. Argentina and Uruguay have won two Olympic gold medals each, and Brazil has won one Olympic gold medal. It is considered one of the strongest confederations in the world.

The World Cup qualifiers of CONMEBOL have been described as the "toughest qualifiers in the world" for their simple round-robin system, entry of some of the top national teams in the world, leveling of the weaker national teams, climate conditions, geographic conditions, strong home stands, and passionate supporters.[3][4] Currently,[when?] the Confederation is planning to create the first women's qualification to the FIFA Women's World Cup to replace the Copa América Femenina.

Juan Ángel Napout (Paraguay) was the president of CONMEBOL until 3 December 2015 when he was arrested in a raid in Switzerland as part of the U.S. Justice Department's bribery case involving FIFA. Wilmar Valdez (Uruguay) was interim president until 26 January 2016 when Alejandro Domínguez (Paraguay) was elected president. The Vice presidents are Ramón Jesurum (Colombia), Laureano González (Venezuela), and Arturo Salah (Chile).

History[edit]

In 1916, the first edition of the "Campeonato Sudamericano de Fútbol" (South-American Football Championship), now known as the "Copa América", was contested in Argentina to commemorate the centenary of the Argentine Declaration of Independence. The four participating associations of that tournament gathered together in Buenos Aires in order to officially create a governing body to facilitate the organization of the tournament. Thus, CONMEBOL was founded on 9 July 1916 under the initiative of Uruguayan Héctor Rivadavia Gómez, but approved by the football associations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. The first Constitutional Congress on 15 December of that same year, which took place in Montevideo, ratified the decision.

Over the years, the other football associations in South America joined, with the last being Venezuela in 1952. Guyana, Suriname, and the French overseas department of French Guiana, while geographically in South America, are not part of CONMEBOL. Consisting of a French territory, a former British territory, and a former Dutch territory, they are part of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), mainly due to historical, cultural, and sporting reasons. With ten member nations, CONMEBOL is the smallest and the only fully continental land-based FIFA confederation (no insular countries or associates from different continents).

Leadership[edit]

Executive Committee[edit]

Name Nationality Position
Alejandro Dominguez  Paraguay President[5][6]
Ramón Jesurún  Colombia Vice President[7]
Laureano González  Venezuela 2nd Vice President
Arturo Salah  Chile 3rd Vice President
José Astigarraga  Paraguay General Secretary[8]

Past presidents[edit]

Headquarters of CONMEBOL in Luque, Paraguay

Members[edit]

Countries that are members of CONMEBOL
Code Association Founded Joined National team Top division
ARG  Argentina 1893 1916 (M, W) Superliga Argentina
BOL  Bolivia 1925 1926 (M, W) División Profesional
BRA  Brazil 1914 1916 (M, W) Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
CHI  Chile 1895 1916 (M, W) Primera División
COL  Colombia 1924 1936 (M, W) Primera A
ECU  Ecuador 1925 1927 (M, W) Serie A
PAR  Paraguay 1906 1921 (M, W) División Profesional
PER  Peru 1922 1925 (M, W) Primera División
URU  Uruguay 1900 1916 (M, W) Primera División
VEN  Venezuela 1926 1952 (M, W) Primera División

Competitions[edit]

CONMEBOL competitions[edit]


International[edit]

The main competition for men's national teams is the Copa América, started in 1916. CONMEBOL also runs national competitions at Under-20, Under-17 and Under-15 levels. For women's national teams, CONMEBOL operates the Copa América Femenina for senior national sides, as well as Under-20 and Under-17 championships.

In futsal, there is the Copa América de Futsal and Campeonato Sudamericano de Futsal Sub-20. The Campeonato Sudamericano Femenino de Futsal is the women's equivalent to the man's tournament.

Club[edit]

CONMEBOL also runs the two main club competitions in South America: the Copa Libertadores was first held in 1960 and the Copa Sudamericana was launched by CONMEBOL in 2002 as an indirect successor to the Supercopa Libertadores (begun in 1988). A third competition, the Copa CONMEBOL, started in 1992 and was abolished in 1999. In women's football, CONMEBOL also conducts the Copa Libertadores Femenina for club teams. The competition was first held in 2009.

The Recopa Sudamericana pits the past year's winners of the Copa Libertadores against the winners of the Copa Sudamericana (previously the winners of the Supercopa Libertadores) and came into being in 1989.

The Intercontinental Cup was jointly organised with UEFA between the Copa Libertadores and the UEFA Champions League winners.

Current title holders[edit]

Competition Year Champions Title Runners-up Next edition
National teams (Men's)
Copa América 2019  Brazil 9th  Peru 2021
Pre-Olympic Tournament 2020 Argentina Argentina 5th Brazil Brazil 2024
U-20 Championship 2019  Ecuador 1st  Argentina 2021
U-17 Championship 2019  Argentina 4th  Chile 2021
U-15 Championship 2019  Brazil 5th  Argentina 2021
Copa América de Futsal 2017  Brazil 10th  Argentina 2020
Futsal World Cup qualifiers 2020  Argentina 1st  Brazil 2024
Futsal League  Brazil 1st  Argentina 2020
U-20 Futsal Championship 2018  Brazil 7th  Argentina 2020
U-17 Futsal Championship 2018  Brazil 2nd  Argentina 2020
Copa América de Beach Soccer 2018  Brazil 2nd  Paraguay 2020
Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers 2019  Brazil 7th  Uruguay 2021
Beach Soccer League 2018  Brazil 2nd  Paraguay 2019
U-20 Beach Soccer Championship 2019  Argentina 1st  Brazil 2021
National teams (Women's)
Copa América Femenina 2018  Brazil 7th  Chile 2022
U-20 Women's Championship 2018 Brazil Brazil 8th Paraguay Paraguay 2020
U-17 Women's Championship 2018 Brazil Brazil 3rd Colombia Colombia 2020 (Nov.)
Copa América Femenina de Futsal 2019 Brazil Brazil 6th Argentina Argentina 2021
U-20 Women's Futsal Championship 2018 Brazil Brazil 2nd Colombia Colombia 2020
Clubs (Men's)
Copa Libertadores 2019 Brazil Flamengo 2nd Argentina River Plate 2020
Copa Sudamericana 2019 Ecuador Independiente del Valle 1st Argentina Colón 2020
Recopa Sudamericana 2020 Brazil Flamengo 1st Ecuador Independiente del Valle 2021
U-20 Copa Libertadores 2020 Ecuador Independiente del Valle 1st Argentina River Plate 2022
Copa Libertadores de Futsal 2019 Brazil Carlos Barbosa 5th Paraguay Cerro Porteño 2020
Copa Libertadores de Beach Soccer 2019 Brazil Vasco da Gama 3rd Paraguay Cerro Porteño 2020
Clubs (Women's)
Copa Libertadores Femenina 2019 Brazil Corinthians 1st Brazil Ferroviária 2020
Copa Libertadores Femenina de Futsal 2019 Brazil Cianorte 1st Colombia Independiente 2020

Rankings[edit]

National teams[edit]

Top ranked men's national teams[edit]

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Men's national teams
FIFA Rankings
   Women's national teams
FIFA Rankings
Rank Nation Points Rank Nation Points
3  Brazil 1712 8  Brazil 1958
5  Uruguay 1645 25  Colombia 1700
9  Argentina 1623 32  Argentina 1659
10  Colombia 1622 37  Chile 1640
17  Chile 1579 48  Paraguay 1490
21  Peru 1544 57  Venezuela 1425
25  Venezuela 1517 65  Peru 1376
41  Paraguay 1461 73  Uruguay 1346
63  Ecuador 1368 91  Bolivia 1236
75  Bolivia 1324 *  Ecuador

* Inactive for more than 18 months and therefore not ranked
Men's update: 20 February 2020[11]
Women's update: 27 March 2020[12]

Clubs[edit]

Football Database rankings[edit]

Rank Club Points
11 Brazil Flamengo 1860
22 Argentina Boca Juniors 1770
24 Brazil Palmeiras 1751
32 Argentina River Plate 1722
36 Brazil Grêmio 1718
37 Brazil Santos 1715
45 Argentina Racing 1692
57 Brazil Athletico Paranaense 1670
60 Paraguay Olimpia 1663
77 Brazil Internacional 1643

Last updated: 5 April 2020[13]

IFFHS[edit]

Zonal
Ranking
IFFHS
Ranking
Club Points
1 6 Brazil Palmeiras 264
2 7 Colombia Junior 262
3 8 Argentina River Plate 261
4 10 Colombia Santa Fe 237
5 11 Brazil Grêmio 234
6 13 Colombia Atlético Nacional 229
7 22 Argentina Boca Juniors 200
8 23 Brazil Cruzeiro 197
9 36 Uruguay Nacional 184
10 41 Brazil Athletico Paranaense 178

Last updated on: 12 March 2019 – [1]

Beach soccer national teams[edit]

Men's national teams
BSWW Rankings
Rank Nation Points
1  Brazil 3613
8  Paraguay 1467
18  Ecuador 710
23  Argentina 571
28  Chile 511
30  Uruguay 494
35  Peru 378
36  Venezuela 364
40  Colombia 276
44  Bolivia 228

Men's update: 23 September 2018[14]

Major tournament records[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champion
  • 2nd – Runner-up
  •  3rd  – Third place[15]
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R16 – Round of 16 (since 1986: knockout round of 16)
  • R2 – Second round (for the 1974, 1978, and 1982 tournaments, which had two group stages)
  • GS – Group stage (in the 1950, 1974, 1978, and 1982 tournaments, which had two group stages, this refers to the first group stage)
  • 1S – First Knockout Stage (1934–1938 Single-elimination tournament)
  • Q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •    – Did not qualify
  •     – Did not enter / Withdrew / Banned
  •     – Hosts

For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Team 1930
Uruguay
(13)
1934
Kingdom of Italy
(16)
1938
French Third Republic
(15)
1950
Fourth Brazilian Republic
(13)
1954
Switzerland
(16)
1958
Sweden
(16)
1962
Chile
(16)
1966
England
(16)
1970
Mexico
(16)
1974
West Germany
(16)
1978
Argentina
(16)
1982
Spain
(24)
1986
Mexico
(24)
1990
Italy
(24)
1994
United States
(24)
1998
France
(32)
2002
South Korea
Japan
(32)
2006
Germany
(32)
2010
South Africa
(32)
2014
Brazil
(32)
2018
Russia
(32)
2022
Qatar
(32)
2026
Canada
Mexico
United States
(48)
Years
 Argentina 2nd 1S GS GS QF R2 1st R2 1st 2nd R16 QF GS QF QF 2nd R16 17
 Bolivia GS GS GS 3
 Brazil GS 1S 3rd 2nd QF 1st 1st GS 1st 4th 3rd R2 QF R16 1st 2nd 1st QF QF 4th QF 21
 Chile GS GS 3rd GS GS GS R16 R16 R16 9
 Colombia GS R16 GS GS QF R16 6
 Ecuador GS R16 GS 3
 Paraguay GS GS GS R16 R16 R16 GS QF 8
 Peru GS QF R2 GS GS 5
 Uruguay 1st 1st 4th GS QF 4th GS R16 R16 GS 4th R16 QF 13
 Venezuela 0
Total (9 teams) 7 2 1 5 2 3 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 4 5 6 5 4
or
5
TBD 85

FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Team 1991
China
(12)
1995
Sweden
(12)
1999
United States
(16)
2003
United States
(16)
2007
China
(16)
2011
Germany
(16)
2015
Canada
(24)
2019
France
(24)
2023
Australia
New Zealand
(32)
Years
 Argentina GS GS GS 3
 Bolivia 0
 Brazil GS GS 3rd QF 2nd QF R16 R16 8
 Chile GS 1
 Colombia GS R16 2
 Ecuador GS 1
 Paraguay 0
 Peru 0
 Uruguay 0
 Venezuela 0
Total (5 teams) 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 TBD

Olympic Games For Men[edit]

Olympic Games (Men's tournament) record
Team 1900
France
(3)
1904
United States
(3)
1908
United Kingdom
(6)
1912
Sweden
(11)
1920
Belgium
(14)
1924
France
(22)
1928
Netherlands
(17)
1936
Germany
(16)
1948
United Kingdom
(18)
1952
Finland
(25)
1956
Australia
(11)
1960
Italy
(16)
1964
Japan
(14)
1968
Mexico
(16)
1972
West Germany
(16)
1976
Canada
(13)
1980
Soviet Union
(16)
1984
United States
(16)
1988
South Korea
(16)
1992
Spain
(16)
1996
United States
(16)
2000
Australia
(16)
2004
Greece
(16)
2008
China
(16)
2012
United Kingdom
(16)
2016
Brazil
(16)
2021
Japan
(16)
Years
 Argentina 2 7 10 8 2 1 1 11 q 9
 Brazil =5 6 9 13 13 4 2 2 3 7 3 2 1 q 14
 Chile 17 =17 7 3 4
 Colombia 10 11 11 14 6 5
 Paraguay 7 2 2
 Peru 5 11 2
 Uruguay 1 1 9 3
 Venezuela 12 1
Total (8 teams) 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 2 0 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2

Olympic Games For Women[edit]

Olympic Games (Women's tournament) record
Team 1996
United States
(8)
2000
Australia
(8)
2004
Greece
(10)
2008
China
(12)
2012
United Kingdom
(12)
2016
Brazil
(12)
2021
Japan
(12)
Years
 Argentina =11 1
 Brazil 4 4 2 2 6 4 q 7
 Colombia 11 11 2
Total (3 teams) 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 or 2

Copa América[edit]

Copa América Femenina[edit]

Copa América Femenina record
Team 1991
Brazil
1995
Brazil
1998
Argentina
2003
Peru
2006
Argentina
2010
Ecuador
2014
Ecuador
2018
Chile
2022
TBD
Years
 Argentina 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 4th 4th 3rd 7
 Bolivia 5th GS GS GS GS GS GS 7
 Brazil 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 8
 Chile 2nd 3rd GS GS GS 3rd GS 2nd 8
 Colombia GS 3rd GS 2nd 2nd 4th 6
 Ecuador 4th 4th GS GS GS 3rd GS 7
 Paraguay GS GS 4th GS GS GS 6
 Peru 3rd 4th GS GS GS GS 6
 Uruguay GS GS 3rd GS GS GS 6
 Venezuela 3rd GS GS GS GS GS GS 7
Total (10 teams) 3 5 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
2013
Turkey
(24)
2015
New Zealand
(24)
2017
South Korea
(24)
2019
Poland
(24)
2021
Indonesia
(24)
Years
 Argentina 1st R1 2nd QF R1 1st 1st R2 1st 4th 1st 1st QF R1 R1 R2 16
 Brazil 3rd QF 1st 1st QF 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd QF QF QF 1st 3rd R2 2nd 1st 2nd 18
 Chile 4th R1 R1 R2 3rd QF 6
 Colombia QF R1 QF R1 3rd R2 QF R2 R2 QF 10
 Ecuador R2 R2 R1 3rd 4
 Paraguay R1 QF R1 R1 R2 4th R2 R2 R2 9
 Uruguay 4th 3rd QF QF R1 QF 2nd 4th R2 R2 R1 2nd R2 4th R2 15
 Venezuela R2 2nd 2
Total (8 teams) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup record
Team 2002
Canada
(12)
2004
Thailand
(12)
2006
Russia
(16)
2008
Chile
(16)
2010
Germany
(16)
2012
Japan
(16)
2014
Canada
(16)
2016
Papua New Guinea
(16)
2018
France
(16)
2021
Costa Rica
Panama
(16)
Years
 Argentina GS GS GS 3
 Brazil 4th 4th 3rd QF GS GS GS QF GS 9
 Chile GS 1
 Colombia 4th 1
 Paraguay GS GS 2
 Venezuela GS 1
Total (6 teams) 1 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 19

FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Team 1985
China
(16)
1987
Canada
(16)
1989
Scotland
(16)
1991
Italy
(16)
1993
Japan
(16)
1995
Ecuador
(16)
1997
Egypt
(16)
1999
New Zealand
(16)
2001
Trinidad and Tobago
(16)
2003
Finland
(16)
2005
Peru
(16)
2007
South Korea
(24)
2009
Nigeria
(24)
2011
Mexico
(24)
2013
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2015
Chile
(24)
2017
India
(24)
2019
Brazil
(24)
2021
Peru
(24)
Years
 Argentina R1 QF 3rd R1 3rd QF 4th 3rd QF R2 R2 4th R1 R2 14
 Bolivia R1 R1 2
 Brazil 3rd R1 QF QF 2nd 1st 1st QF 1st 2nd R2 R1 4th QF QF 3rd 1st 17
 Chile 3rd R1 R2 R1 R2 5
 Colombia R1 R1 4th R2 4th R2 6
 Ecuador R1 QF R2 QF R2 5
 Paraguay QF R1 R1 R2 QF 5
 Peru R1 QF q 3
 Uruguay R1 QF R1 QF 2nd QF 6
 Venezuela R1 1
Total (10 teams) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 5
    • Note 1: Original hosts Peru were stripped of the right to host the 2019 event in February 2019.[16]

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup record
Team 2008
New Zealand
(16)
2010
Trinidad and Tobago
(16)
2012
Azerbaijan
(16)
2014
Costa Rica
(16)
2016
Jordan
(16)
2018
Uruguay
(16)
2021
India
(16)
Years
 Brazil R1 QF QF GS GS 5
 Chile R1 1
 Colombia R1 R1 GS GS 4
 Paraguay R1 GS GS 3
 Uruguay R1 GS 2
 Venezuela R1 4th 4th 3
Total (6 teams ) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 21

FIFA Futsal World Cup[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Team 1989
Netherlands
(16)
1992
Hong Kong
(16)
1996
Spain
(16)
2000
Guatemala
(16)
2004
Taiwan
(16)
2008
Brazil
(20)
2012
Thailand
(24)
2016
Colombia
(24)
2021
Lithuania
(24)
Years
 Argentina R2 R2 R1 R2 4th R2 QF 1st 8
 Brazil 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 1st R2 8
 Colombia 4th R2 2
 Paraguay R2 R1 R1 R2 R2 QF 6
 Uruguay R2 R1 R1 3
Total (5 teams) 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup[edit]

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup record
Team 1995
Brazil
(8)
1996
Brazil
(8)
1997
Brazil
(8)
1998
Brazil
(10)
1999
Brazil
(12)
2000
Brazil
(12)
2001
Brazil
(12)
2002
Brazil
(8)
2003
Brazil
(8)
2004
Brazil
(12)
2005
Brazil
(12)
2006
Brazil
(12)
2007
Brazil
(16)
2008
France
(16)
2009
United Arab Emirates
(16)
2011
Italy
(16)
2013
French Polynesia
(16)
2015
Portugal
(16)
2017
The Bahamas
(16)
2019
Paraguay
(16)
2021
Russia
(16)
Years
 Argentina R1
7th
R1
8th
4th R1
8th
R1
10th
3rd R1
8th
QF
7th
QF
8th
QF
5th
R1
11th
QF
5th
R1
9th
R1
11th
QF
8th
R1
12th
16/20
 Brazil 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 4th 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd QF
5th
1st QF
5th
20/20
 Chile R1
9th
1/20
 Ecuador R1
16th
1/20
 Paraguay R1
9th
R1
11th
QF
7th
R1
10th
4/20
 Peru 4th 4th 2nd QF
7th
R1
9th
5/20
 Uruguay R1
6th
2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd R1
9th
R1
11th
3rd R1
5th
QF
6th
QF
5th
2nd 3rd QF
7th
4th QF
7th
15/20
 Venezuela QF
5th
R1
9th
R1
16th
3/20
Total (8 teams) 3 3 3 5 3 5 5 3 2 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 TBD

Former tournament[edit]

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Team 1992
Saudi Arabia
(4)
1995
Saudi Arabia
(6)
1997
Saudi Arabia
(8)
1999
Mexico
(8)
2001
South Korea
Japan
(8)
2003
France
(8)
2005
Germany
(8)
2009
South Africa
(8)
2013
Brazil
(8)
2017
Russia
(8)
Years
 Argentina 1st 2nd × 2nd 3
 Bolivia GS 1
 Brazil × 1st 2nd 4th GS 1st 1st 1st 7
 Chile 2nd 1
 Colombia 4th 1
 Uruguay 4th 4th 2
Total (6 teams) 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 1

Corruption[edit]

On 27 May 2015, several CONMEBOL leaders were arrested in Zürich, Switzerland by Swiss police and indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges of corruption, money laundering, and racketeering.[17] Those swept up in the operation include former CONMEBOL presidents Eugenio Figueredo and Nicolás Léoz and several football federations presidents such as Carlos Chávez and Sergio Jadue. On 3 December 2015, the CONMEBOL President Juan Ángel Napout was also arrested.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Portuguese pronunciation: [kõfedeɾaˈsɐ̃w ˈsuw.ɐmeɾiˈkɐnɐ dʒi futʃʲˈbɔw].
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