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CONMEBOL in talks to bring Liga MX back to Copa Libertadores, add MLS teams — Report

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Internacional v Tigres - Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2015 Semi-Finals
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JULY 15: Valdivia of Internacional battles for the ball against Andre Pierre Gignac of Tigres during the match between Internacional v Tigres as part of Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2015 Semi-Finals at Estadio Beira-Rio on July 15, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Lucas Uebel/Getty Images)
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According to a report from Brazilian website Globo Esporte, CONMEBOL has opened up negotiations to bring back Liga MX teams to the Copa Libertadores and add Major League Soccer teams. The change would take place in 2020, and sponsors are already aware that talks are in place.

Evidently, negotiations are only in their infancy, but the next questions to tackle would be about the actual format of the tournament. Would this mean more teams in the tournament or would countries lose team allocation spots?

Mexican teams last participated in the tournament in 2015. One of the reasons Mexico decided to leave the Copa Libertadores in the first place was the new schedule, along with the fact that Liga MX only received three allocation spots while other countries like Brazil and Argentina got seven and six respectively.

On the other hand, MLS teams have never participated in a Copa Libertadores before.