CONCACAF Nations League

The CONCACAF Nations League is an international football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the member associations of CONCACAF, the regional governing body of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The tournament takes place on dates allocated for international friendlies on the FIFA International Match Calendar. A one-time qualifying tournament took place from September 2018 to March 2019 and the inaugural tournament began in September 2019.[1]

CONCACAF Nations League
Founded2018 (2018)
RegionNorth America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF)
Number of teams41
Qualifier forCONCACAF Gold Cup
WebsiteOfficial website
2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League

History and format

The tournament was announced in November 2017.[2] It is divided into three tiered leagues, A, B, and C, of four groups each, with promotion and relegation between the leagues based on finishing position within groups. The group-winners of League A enter a four-team knockout competition to be crowned champion, while the group-winners of Leagues B and C are promoted to the next tier. In Leagues A and B, the four teams at the bottom of the groups are relegated to the next-lower tier.[3] The tournament will also determine which national teams qualify for the next edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.[4]

The format proposals were first formally investigated at the XXXII CONCACAF Ordinary Congress in Oranjestad, Aruba on 8 April 2017[5][6] and confirmed by CONCACAF on 16 November 2017.[4] CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani stated that the purpose of the competition is to have a regular schedule of international fixtures for CONCACAF's national teams, noting that some teams play fewer than 10 games in a four-year period and needed more competitive games to assist the sport's development in those nations.[7][8]

Results of Nations League final championships

Season Host Final Third place play-off
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
2019–20
Details
  TBD

Team performances by season

  • 1st – Champion
  • 2nd – Runner-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • – Promoted
  • – No movement
  • – Relegated
  • Q – Qualified for upcoming CONCACAF Nations League Final Championship
  •    – Hosts of CONCACAF Nations League Final Championship
  • FIFA ranking updated 24 October 2019

–Countries with FIFA ranking listed as N/A are not FIFA members

Team FIFA
Ranking
2019–20 Next edition
LG F/P/R LG F/P/R
 Anguilla 209 C C
 Antigua and Barbuda 127 B B
 Aruba 195 B C
 Bahamas 201 C B
 Barbados 160 C B
 Belize 168 B B
 Bermuda 168 A B
 Bonaire N/A C C
 British Virgin Islands 208 C C
 Canada 69 A A
 Cayman Islands 193 C C
 Costa Rica 47 A Q A
 Cuba 179 A B
 Curaçao 76 A A
 Dominica 187 B C
 Dominican Republic 153 B B
 El Salvador 73 B A
 French Guiana N/A B B
 Grenada 160 B A
 Guadeloupe N/A C B
 Guatemala 131 C B
 Guyana 174 B B
 Haiti 88 A B
 Honduras 63 A Q A
 Jamaica 45 B A
 Martinique N/A A A
 Mexico 11 A Q A
 Montserrat 189 B B
 Nicaragua 137 B B
 Panama 80 A A
 Puerto Rico 178 C C
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 138 B C
 Saint Lucia 177 B C
 Saint Martin N/A C C
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 168 B B
 Sint Maarten N/A C C
 Suriname 150 B A
 Trinidad and Tobago 102 A B
 Turks and Caicos Islands 204 C C
 United States 23 A Q A
 U.S. Virgin Islands 206 C C

LG - league

F/P/R - final championship qualification / promotion / relegation

See also

References

  1. "CONCACAF Nations League to Kickoff this September with Qualifiers". CONCACAF.com. The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. 5 March 2018. Archived from the original on 6 March 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  2. "CONCACAF League of Nations Confirmed". CONCACAF.com. The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. 16 November 2017. Archived from the original on 25 December 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  3. "CONCACAF League of Nations – Frequently Asked Questions" (PDF). CONCACAF.com. The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. 16 November 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  4. "CONCACAF League of Nations Confirmed". CONCACAF.com. The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. 16 November 2017. Archived from the original on 25 December 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  5. "Agenda – XXXII CONCACAF Ordinary Congress" (PDF). CONCACAF.com. The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. 15 March 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 November 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  6. "CONCACAF Nations League Officially Launched". CONCACAFNationsLeague.com. The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  7. "CONCACAF Announces Gold Cup Expansion to 16 Teams, Opening Access for More Nations to Participate and Host". GoldCup.org. The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. 26 February 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  8. "Montagliani: CONCACAF Gold Cup expansion is additional fuel for the growth of the game". GoldCup.org. The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
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