Ricardo La Volpe will remain at the helm of America through the end of his contract in June of 2017, sporting director Ricardo Pelaez said.
Japanese champions Kashima Antlers beat Auckland City of New Zealand 2-1 in the opening game of the Club World Cup on Thursday.
Atletico Nacional head to the Club World Cup in Japan with the dreams of millions of Colombians and Brazilians, after the Chapecoense air crash.
Football history will be made on Thursday at the FIFA Club World Cup when video replays will be used for the first time by referees.
The 2016 Club World Cup begins on Dec. 8 with seven teams vying for the title. Nick Ames runs down what you need to know about the teams.
Kashima Antlers earned their eighth J-League title by beating Urawa Reds 2-1 in the second leg of the final on Saturday.