COPA America is the main football event for the national teams of South America. It was formerly called South American Football Championship. It is the oldest international continental football competition and it is between the men’s national football teams of CONMEBOL. It is said to be the most prestigious and widely viewed sporting events of the world. The member who finishes the maximum in CONMEBOL can participate in the following edition of FIFA Confederation Cup. However, the participation is not mandatory. Although the first tournament was played in Argentina in 1867, COPA America became an official event from 1916.