Copa Libertadores Femenina
The Copa Libertadores de América Femenina is a competition for South American soccer club teams of women. The first time played in the 2009 tournament is organized by the Continental Football Association CONMEBOL. It is the only international women football Cup South America and the most prestigious after the UEFA Women's Champions League continental football competition for women at all. Game period are always about ten to 15 days in October or November.
The idea for a female variant of the Copa Libertadores came in March 2009 and was confirmed by the Executive Committee of CONMEBOL on 3 July that same year. It was decided to host the first edition between the 3rd and 18th October in Brazil. Co - organizers were doing the Federação Paulista de Futebol, the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol, as well as with the Santos FC in South America at that time the most professional and the most advanced women's football club - who later became champions.
Since then, the competition takes place solely by the CONMEBOL organized ( really ) always in the country last year's winner instead, so continue until 2012 in Brazil. The victory of the CSD Colo -Colo in December 2012 was thus originally intended as Chile hosted the 2013 discharge, but actually playing again in Brazil.
The ten National Associations of CONMEBOL has the right, mostly to send one representative to the competition. As a rule, these are the winners in each of the relevant national league. Moreover, an additional team defending and from the host country taking part. The participants will be divided into three groups of four teams who then compete against each other in the round-robin tournament. The top-ranked teams at the end of each group and the best runner-up reach the semi-finals and there will have the opportunity to move into the final. In the third place play the losers of the two semi-finals meet.
The tournaments at a glance
As with the male counterpart of the name of a commercial sponsor is part of the official tournament name. Since the Erstaustragung this is the Spanish universal bank Banco Santander. The screen logo, however, was changed several times.