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Mexico, Brazil to play Copa America Centenario group stage games at Rose Bowl

Only group stage games, but some pretty good teams coming nonetheless.

Neymar (likely) to be coming to SoCal next summer.
Neymar (likely) to be coming to SoCal next summer.
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On Thursday, the organizers of next year's special Copa America Centenario announced the four seeded countries and locations of the group stage games and knockout round games. The final will be held in New Jersey, while Houston and Chicago will have the semifinals, and Seattle, NJ, Foxborough, Mass., and Santa Clara will have the quarterfinals.

The local hosting site, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, will be a group stage host for two groups, which will include the seeded teams Mexico and Brazil (the United States and Argentina are the other two seeds for the 16-team tournament). Brazil will play at the Rose Bowl on June 4 in their first group stage game, and Mexico will play there June 9 for their second match in group play.

The closest the U.S. will come will be the aforementioned Santa Clara, with Levi's Stadium hosting the tournament opener for the Americans on June 3.

According to the tournament's website, ticket sales to the public will begin in February, but the site and Thursday's release urges fans to sign up for more information now, so if you're interested in checking it out, be sure to head over to the website now.

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