With most teams still yet to qualify the draw for the 52nd edition of the Copa Santader Libertadores took place at CONMEBOL headquarters in Asunción today. We'll bring you the draw as much as we can at the moment and try to fill in the blanks. It'll all become clearer in the next few weeks and of course we will bring you right up to date as soon as we can.
12 teams enter in the qualifying round with 26 teams going straight into the group phase. Brazil have six entries this year, with holders Internacional guaranteed the chance to defend their title. Argentina have five entries and the rest of the associations, plus invitees Mexico have three qualifiers each.
Qualifying Round Draw
Game 1: Brazil 5 v Colombia 3
Game 2: Jaguares (Mexico) v Peru 3
Game 3: Paraguay 3 v Deportivo Petare (Venezuela)
Game 4: Chile 3 v Bolivia 3
Game 5: Argentina 5* v Ecuador 3
Game 6: Brasil 6+ v Liverpool (Uruguay)
* if Independiente wins the 2010 Copa Sudamericana they will take this spot, if not the 3rd best 2010 aggregate among non-champions will.
+ if Goiás wins the 2010 Copa Sudamericana they will take this spot, if not the fourth placed team in Série A will.
We expect the qualifying competition to start week beginning 17th January.
Groups Stage Draw
San Luis (Mexico)
Winner Game 6
Argentinos Juniors (Argentina)
Deportivo Táchira (Venezuela)
Winner Game 4
Caracas FC (Venezuela)
Winner Game 3
Jorge Wilstermann (Bolivia)
Winner Game 2
Winner Game 1
Winner Game 5
Estudiantes (Argentina) has qualified but has yet to be allocated a berth
Oriente Petrolero (Bolivia) has qualified but has yet to be allocated a berth
Fluminense, Corinthians and Cruzeiro (Brazil) have qualified but yet to be allocated a berth
Colo Colo (Chile) has qualified but has yet to be allocated a berth
Emelec and LDU Quito (Ecuador) have qualified but have yet to be allocated a berth
Libertad and Cerro Porteño (Paraguay) have qualified but have yet to be allocated a berth
Universidad San Martin and León de Huánuco (Peru) have qualified but have yet to be allocated a berth
Fixtures and matchdays to be confirmed.
All will become a lot lot clearer in the next few weeks, I promise.