Football is exceptionally popular in South America and has been for many years. The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) is the oldest of the FIFA confederations, the smallest, and is widely considered as one of the most successful. With teams such as Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay falling into the CONMEBOL confederation it is clear to see why.
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The ten members of CONMEBOL are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Of twenty World Cup tournaments to date the trophy has been awarded to a South American national team on nine occasions. Brazil can lay claim to being the most successful nation with 5 trophies to date, Argentina and Uruguay have two each.
Many of the members of CONMEBOL can also lay claim to producing some of the best football players in the history of the game. Obviously Argentinean forward Lionel Messi springs to mind, and orders of Messi 10 emblazoned Argentina shirts are popular around the globe, and every year not just when the World Cup rolls around every four years.
Of course other names have ingrained the history of the game from Pele to Diego Maradona, Carlos Tevez to Neymar Jr. South America seems the place to look for exciting talent on the football field, and support for these player’s national teams spans the globe. You can order shirts for South American national teams right here at Soccer Box.
We stock jerseys for many of the CONMEBOL member nations. Brazil and Argentina are most popular, but Luis Suarez’ skill at Camp Nou is increasing demand for the Uruguay shirt. And exceptional performances with stand out players for both Chile and Colombia at recent tournaments has also ensured that those team jerseys are in high demand.
Whether you are supporting your home nation, or showing support for your favourite football player choosing to cheer on a South American team will always ensure excitement during every football tournament. But, it is not only at the World Cup that the talented footballers don their national team jerseys. There is also the qualifying tournament, which is viewed as the hardest of any of the FIFA confederations.
The CONMEBOL tournament is the Copa America. Initially participation at the Copa America was only for South American nations, but it has now expanded to include some North American and Asian teams. Copa America is a long running, prestigious tournament, and one of the most watched throughout the world. Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil are the most successful Copa America countries with 15, 14 and 8 titles respectively. Despite entrants from other confederations the only countries to win the Copa America all hail from CONMEBOL.
It is clear to see that passion for football throughout South America runs high, and passion for CONMEBOL national teams is worldwide. Here at Soccer Box we offer worldwide shipping options ensuring that wherever you are you can order South American shirts. So whether it’s a Brazil shirt, Argentina training top or Colombia jersey, take a look around our online store and pick up your official football jerseys today.