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Orlando hosts its first Copa America Centenario tournament

Costa Rica-Paraguay game ends in scoreless tie

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando hosted its first of three Copa America Centenario tournament games Saturday.

Costa Rica and Paraguay battled to a scoreless tie.

This year's tournament is the first time the Copa tournament has been hosted outside of Central America.

The 2016 Copa America tournament consists of 16 teams from the Americas, competing in 32 matches. The final game will be held in New Jersey at the end of June.

The city of Orlando announced the tournament dates back in November. The city said at the time that the three tournament games in Orlando was expected to bring in a $30 million economic impact and fill 40,000 hotel rooms. Mayor Buddy Dyer compared it to the three bowl games in December.

There are nine other U.S. cities hosting tournament games.

There will be games played at Camping World Stadium on Monday and Wednesday.


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