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Copa Sudamericana offering a chance at silverware for CONMEBOL's smaller nations

Jonathan Requena & Ariel Rojas
Jonathan Requena, left, played for Temuco in their win over San Lorenzo despite questions over his eligibility.

The Copa Libertadores, South America's Champions League, probably blundered last year when it gave out more places to clubs from Brazil and Argentina.

There is a real possibility that the two traditional nations will provide all eight of this year's quarterfinalists, which is hardly good news for the development of the game across the continent.

Thankfully there is more diversity to be found in the Copa Sudamericana, CONMEBOL's Europa League equivalent.

The final places in the last 16 are being...