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What is CONCACAF?
All you've ever wanted to know about CONCACAF

In an effort to bring more members from the other wonderful CONCACAF nations I thought this would be a helpful start, and also help people learn more about our confederation, and help people who are interested in CONCACAF to learn more about it.

I hope you find it informative. Also, feel free to add anything you'd like.

What is CONCACAF?

CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) is the continent-wide governing body for association football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Three South American entities, the independent nations of Guyana and Suriname, and the French département of French Guiana, are also members.

CONCACAF was founded in its current form in 1961 and is one of the six continental confederations affiliated with FIFA. Its primary administrative functions are to organize competitions for national teams and clubs, and to conduct World Cup qualifying tournaments.
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The CONCACAF Website: http://www.concacaf.com/

Who are the member nations of CONCACAF?

There are 40 member nations of CONCACAF and 35 of those are also FIFA members.

Here are the following nations that represent our region:
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Canada
Cayman Islands
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
French Guyana*
Grenada
Guadeloupe*
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Martinique*
Mexico
Montserrat
Netherlands Antilles
Nicaragua
Panama
Puerto Rico
Saint-Martin*
Sint Maarten*
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and The Grenadines
Surinam
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
US Virgin Islands
USA

*Not Full FIFA members

What tournaments are CONCACAF Involved in?

Men's FIFA World Cup Qualifying
Women's FIFA World Cup Qualifying
Men's and Women's CONCACAF Gold Cup - Premier international cup
Copa Caribe "The Carribean Cup" - International cup for the Caribbean; Winner qualifies for the Gold Cup
CONCACAF Champions' Cup - Premier club cup of North America
UNCAF Nations Cup - International cup for Central America; Top 5 qualify for the Gold Cup
Superliga - Club championship for North America between the Primera División de México and MLS
CONCACAF Beach Soccer
Men's and Women's Olympic qualifying
Pan American Games
CONCACAF Men's and Women's U20 and Men's U17 tournaments
CONCACAF Futsal Tournament

What CONCACAF nations have qualified for the World Cup before?

1930 - Mexico, USA
1934 - USA
1938 - Cuba
1950 - Mexico, USA
1954 - Mexico
1958 - Mexico
1962 - Mexico
1966 - Mexico
1970 - El Salvador, Mexico
1974 - Haiti
1978 - Mexico
1982 - El Salvador, Honduras
1986 - Canada, Mexico
1990 - Costa Rica, USA
1994 - Mexico, USA
1998 - Jamaica, Mexico, USA
2002 - Costa Rica, Mexico, USA
2006 - Costa Rica, Mexico, USA, Trinidad & Tobago

TOTAL (out of a possible 18)
13 - Mexico
8 - USA
3 - Costa Rica
2 - El Salvador
1 - Canada
1 - Cuba
1 - Haiti
1- Honduras
1- Jamaica
1 - Trinidad & Tobago
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Hi EPjr,
Thank you very much for sharing the information related to CONCACAF.
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RE: What is CONCACAF?
New CONCACAF Qualifying Proposal Levels Playing Field By going away from the six-team Hexagonal
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Under a new proposed qualifying format, the Hexagonal would go the way of the VCR. Instead of one six-team group, the final round would feature two four-team groups, each team playing their group rival home and away. Group winners would advance directly, runners-up would play each other with the winner claiming the third and final direct berth. Playoff loser would then play a team from another confederation for another World Cup spot.


http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/67/world-...ls-playing
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CONCACAF qualifying system news update
18 games to reach the 2014 World Cup, according to http://www.Diez.hn.

The info comes from Mr. Alfredo Hawit Banegas, member of CONCACAF's Executive Committee.

There's also this article in http://www.LaPrensa.hn, with the info provided by Mario Monterrosa, CONCACAF's deputy secretary.

The system
1. Preliminary round (if needed) to trim the number of teams to 32.
2. 8 groups of 4 teams. Top two in each group through to the next round.
3. 4 groups of 4 teams. Top two in each group through to the next round.
4. 2 groups of 4 teams.

- If CONCACAF will have 3.5 spots, the winners of the groups will qualify directly to the World Cup, while the second placed teams will play-off against each other first, then against a team from another confederation (CONMEBOL).

- If CONCACAF gets 4 spots as they hope, the top two teams in each group will qualify to the World Cup.

The system needs to be approved by FIFA's Executive Committee and I can't see why FIFA wouldn't approve it. Also according to Mr. Hawit, the allocation of places for the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be announced in October. Mr. Monterrosa, however, thinks the allocation will be known in December.

http://www.football-rankings.info/2010/0...pdate.html
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FIFA approve the new CONCACAF qualifying format

According to various articles in the Mexican and Central American press (see this Univision article (http://futbol.univision.com/centroameric...o-el-nuevo) for instance, FIFA have approved the new CONCACAF 2014 World Cup qualifying format (http://www.football-rankings.info/2010/0...pdate.html).

It's interesting to know the draw for CONCACAF will take place on May 31st, 2011 in Zurich and will use the May 2011 FIFA ranking to seed the teams.

The Brazilians have announced the main draw will take place on July 31st, 2010 in Brazil

Also, there some info regarding the spots - both CONCACAF and CONMEBOL will keep their quota (3.5 and 4.5).
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CONCACAF wants 4th World Cup spot

NEW YORK – CONCACAF wants another spot in the World Cup.

The executive committee of the confederation of North and Central America and Caribbean soccer on Sunday announced that it will fight for a guaranteed fourth place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

During a meeting in Panama City, Panama, site of the Copa Centroamericana, the executive committee said it felt that CONCACAF had earned the right to increase its allotment of slots at World Cup finals from the 3.5 it currently possesses.

“We believe that CONCACAF deserves another full place at the World Cup finals due to the performances of our teams on the field and the actions of our confederation off it,” CONCACAF president Jack Warner said in a statement. “We are unified in our efforts to make this happen.”

A decision on the subject is expected to be made at a meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee in March.

http://www.bigapplesoccer.com/article.ph...e_id=26308
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It is the main association football competition of the men's national football teams governed by CONCACAF, determining the regional champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.I think the most likely scenario for second place teams would be a play off against each other and the winner qualifies.
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No World Cup?
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There's always Copa Panamericana


Consensus is that the US was robbed of the 2022 World Cup. Well, here comes the next best thing. And it even comes six years earlier!

The president of the Ecuadorean soccer federation, whose brother is on the CONMEBOL executive committee, told Mexican media that the USA iis to host the special 2016 Copa América in celebration of the South American confederation's 100-year anniversary - Copa Panamericana.

Hopefully we can organize a big event, because we have 100 years and we want to celebrate big,". Hawit, however would prefer the competition to be hosted in United States for financial reasons stating that "the market is in the United States, the stadiums are in the United States, the people are in the United States. The study that we have made [shows] that everything’s in the United States."

CONCACAF officially commented on the competition in July 2012, CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb commented that there was much organizing to be done. Chiriboga noted that the special edition of the Copa América would feature 16 teams: 10 from South America and six from CONCACAF. Apparently there would be a qualification process to determine the six CONCACAF nations. If US fans thought that was big news, the Ecuadorean chief also mentioned that the US would likely get an inivitation to participate in the 2015 Copa América in Brazil.

Participants
10 CONMEBOL teams will participate along with six teams from the CONCACAF region.

CONMEBOL
1. Argentina
2. Bolivia
3. Brazil
4. Chile
5. Colombia
6. Ecuador
7. Paraguay
8. Peru
9. Uruguay
10. Venezuela

CONCACAF
1. United States (host)
2. Mexico (invitee)
3-6 Four other nations with best results in 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Canada
Guatemala
Belize
Honduras
El Salvador
Nicaragua
Costa Rica
Panama
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago
Guyana
Suriname
Bahamas
Puerto Rico
Guadeloupe
Bermuda
French Guiana
Haiti
Saint Lucia
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Curaçao
Dominica
Grenada
Martinique
Montserrat
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint-Martin
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sint Maarten
Turks and Caicos Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Pan_Am...ampionship
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(04-03-2017 05:58 AM)EPJr2 Wrote:  [Image: CFU2_small.jpg]

The Caribbean Football Union, who represent 31 of CONCACAF's 41 national associations, are considering breaking away and forming a seventh FIFA confederation.

Read more:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...ix...z4VTbtXB8z
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsn...CACAF.html
http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2017/...breakaway/
https://www.pressreader.com/uk/daily-mai...4378143326
https://thehomeofcaribbeanfootball.com/2...dependent/

That would be a horrible confederation. Top 5 in CONCACAF in rankings and qualifying are all not in CFU. That confederation at least for now would get 1/2 an entry into the World Cup
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