CONCACAF


CONCACAF
Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football
CONCACAF.

CONCACAF member associations are in pink
Formation 1961
Type Sports organization
Headquarters United States New York City, United States
Membership 40 member associations
Secretary General Chuck Blazer
President

Lisle Austin, Acting President (suspended by CONCACAF executive committee)

Alfredo Hawit, Acting President
Website www.concacaf.com

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF; play /ˈkɒn.kəkæf/ kon-kə-kaf) is the continental 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 department of French Guiana, are also members.[1]

CONCACAF was founded in its current form on 18 September 1961 in Mexico City, Mexico by the fusion of the NAFC and the CCCF, and it became 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. In recent years, men's football in the region has been dominated by the United States and Mexico, who have won all but one of the editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The United States has been very successful in the women's game, being the only CONCACAF member to win any of the three major worldwide competitions in women's football—the World Cup (twice), the Olympics (three times), and the Algarve Cup (eight times).

Contents

Leadership

Since 1990 Jack Warner has been the President of CONCACAF. Warner was suspended as president on 30 May 2011 due to his temporary suspension from football related activity by FIFA following corruption allegations.[2] A power struggle developed at CONCACAF following the allegations against Warner. The allegations against Warner were reported to the FIFA ethics committee by Chuck Blazer, the secretary general of CONCACAF. The acting president of CONCACAF, Lisle Austin, sent Blazer a letter saying he was "terminated as general secretary with immediate effect".[3] Austin described Blazer's actions as "inexcusable and a gross misconduct of duty and judgement" and said the American was no longer fit to hold the post.[4] The executive committee of CONCACAF later issued a statement saying that Austin did not have the authority to fire Blazer, and the decision was unauthorised.[3] The vice-president of CONCACAF, Alfredo Hawit, is now the acting president.[5] On 20 June 2011, Jack Warner resigned the presidency of CONCACAF, all posts with FIFA, and removed himself from all participation in football, in the wake of the corruption investigation resulting from the 10 May 2011 meeting of the Caribbean Football Union.[6]

Member nations

National teams

North American Zone (NAFU)
Central American Zone (UNCAF)
Caribbean Zone (CFU)

1:Inside the North American zone, but CFU member.
2:South American country, but CONCACAF member.
3:Full CONCACAF member, but non-FIFA member.

Competitions

National teams

Confederation

Regional unions

  • Central American Cup – Central America, top 5 qualify for the Gold Cup.
  • Caribbean Cup – Caribbean, top 4 qualify for the Gold Cup.

Beach Soccer

  • CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship

Defunct

  • NAFC Championship (1947,1949).
  • CCCF Championship (1941–1961).
  • CONCACAF Championship (1963–1989).
  • CFU Championship (1978–1985).
  • North American Nations Cup (1990,1991).

Clubs

Confederation

Regional unions

Defunct

CONMEBOL tournaments with CONCACAF competitors

National teams

Clubs

World Cup Participation and Results

Legend
  • 1st – Champion
  • 2nd – Runner-up
  •  3rd  – Third Place[7]
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R16 – Round of 16 (since 1986: knockout round of 16)
  • GS – Group Stage (in the 1950, 1974, 1978 and 1982 tournaments, which had two group stages, this refers to the first group stage)
  • 1S – First Knockout Stage (1934–1938 Single-elimination tournament)
  •    — Hosts

World Cup Qualifiers

Only ten CONCACAF members have ever reached the FIFA World Cup since its inception in 1930, five of them accomplishing the feat only once. No team from the region has ever reached the final at the World Cup, but the United States has reached the semifinal in a FIFA World Cup in the first edition in 1930, where they were awarded third place, and they also reached the quarterfinal round in 2002. Mexico and Cuba have also reached the quarterfinal round. Cuba advanced to the quarterfinals in their only appearance, the 1938 FIFA World Cup. Mexico did so both times they hosted the World Cup, 1970 and 1986.

The following table shows the CONCACAF representatives at each edition of the World Cup, sorted by number of appearances:

Team Uruguay
1930
Italy
1934
France
1938
Brazil
1950
Switzerland
1954
Sweden
1958
Chile
1962
England
1966
Mexico
1970
Germany
1974
Argentina
1978
Spain
1982
Mexico
1986
Italy
1990
United States
1994
France
1998
South KoreaJapan
2002
Germany
2006
South Africa
2010
Brazil
2014
Total
 Mexico GS GS GS GS GS GS QF GS QF R16 R16 R16 R16 R16 14
 United States 3rd 1S GS GS R16 GS QF GS R16 9
 Costa Rica R16 GS GS 3
 Honduras GS GS 2
 El Salvador GS GS 2
 Cuba QF 1
 Haiti GS 1
 Canada GS 1
 Jamaica GS 1
 Trinidad and Tobago GS 1
Total 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 3 TBD 35

Women's World Cup Qualifiers

The following table shows the CONCACAF representatives at each edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, sorted by number of appearances.

Team China
1991
Sweden
1995
United States
1999
United States
2003
China
2007
Germany
2011
Total
 United States 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 6
 Canada GS GS 4th GS GS 5
 Mexico GS GS 2
Total 1 2 3 2 2 3 13

Confederations Cup Qualifiers

Team Saudi Arabia
1992
Saudi Arabia
1995
Saudi Arabia
1997
Mexico
1999
South KoreaJapan
2001
France
2003
Germany
2005
South Africa
2009
Brazil
2013
Total
 Mexico 3rd GS 1st GS 4th Q 5
 United States 3rd 3rd GS 2nd 4
 Canada GS 1
  • Q – Qualified for the 2013 FIFA Confederation's Cup

Rankings

  • Last updates:
    • Men's national teams: 19 October 2011
    • Women's national teams: 23 September 2011
    • Clubs: 31 October 2011
Top men's national teams
Rankings are calculated by FIFA.
Top women's national teams
Rankings are calculated by FIFA.
Top clubs
Rankings are calculated by the IFFHS based
on matches played over the last year.
C F Nation Pts Ch C F Nation Pts C I Club Pts
1 22  Mexico 860 decrease 1 1  United States 2151 1 63 Mexico Monterrey 145.5
2 34  United States 720 decrease 2 9  Canada 1964 2 96 Mexico Monarcas Morelia 124.5
3 50  Jamaica 592 decrease 3 22  Mexico 1792 3 103 Mexico UNAM 121.5
4 53  Panama 579 steady 4 44  Costa Rica 1533 4 120 Mexico Santos Laguna 115.5
5 57  Honduras 555 decrease 5 48  Trinidad and Tobago 1502 5 134 Mexico América 110.0
6 62  Costa Rica 522 decrease 6 61  Haiti 1396 6 143 United States Seattle Sounders 105.5
7 79  Trinidad and Tobago 433 increase 7 86  Guatemala 1288 7 162 Mexico Chiapas 98.5
8 82  El Salvador 426 increase 8 87  Dominican Republic 1256 8 177 Guatemala Comunicaciones 94.5
9 83  Canada 425 increase 8 87  Guyana 1256 Mexico Cruz Azul
10 90  Antigua and Barbuda 381 increase 10 94  Cuba 1200 10 179 Costa Rica Alajuelense 94.0
11 97  Guyana 346 increase 11 99  Honduras 1175 11 182 United States Los Angeles Galaxy 93.0
12 99  Guatemala 340 increase 12 102  Suriname 1159 12 194 United States FC Dallas 90.5
13 100  Cuba 332 increase 13 103  El Salvador 1148 13 209 Costa Rica Sport Herediano 86.5
14 104  Suriname 313 increase 14 104  Nicaragua 1135 14 214 El Salvador Isidro Metapan 84.0
15 107  Haiti 307 increase 15 110  Puerto Rico 1108 15 233 Canada Toronto FC 81.0
16 109  Saint Kitts and Nevis 289 increase 16 123  Bermuda 1008
17 116  Grenada 270 increase 17 127  Dominica 950
18 128  Dominican Republic 245 increase 18 130  Belize 908
19 132  Bermuda 225 increase 19 131  Antigua and Barbuda 756
20 137  Puerto Rico 199 increase
21 143  Belize 177 decrease
22 146  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 171 increase
23 148  Barbados 164 increase
24 152  Dominican Republic 151 increase
25 154  Bahamas 141 decrease
26 160  Nicaragua 115 decrease
27 169  U.S. Virgin Islands 104 decrease
28 171  Curaçao 99 increase
29 172  Aruba 92 decrease
30 179  Saint Lucia 78 increase
31 185  Cayman Islands 51 decrease
32 192  British Virgin Islands 23 decrease
33 194  Turks and Caicos Islands 13 increase
34 197  Anguilla 9 increase
35 203  Montserrat 0 steady

Titles by national team

North America

Mexico, the United States, and Canada have not participated in regional union tournaments since 1991

Canada

Men

Regional Honors

Winners (2): 1985, 2000
  • North American Nations Cup
Winners (1): 1990

International Honors

Gold Medal (1): 1904
Women

Regional Honors

Winners (2): 1998, 2010

Mexico

Men

International Honors

1999
Third Place (1): 1995

Regional Honors

Winners (9): 1965, 1971, 1977, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011
  • North American Nations Cup
Winners (1): 1991
Runners-Up (1): 1990
  • Pan Am Games Gold Medals
Winners (3): 1967, 1975, 1999
U-20 Men

International Honors

1977
Third Place (1): 2011
U-17 Men

International Honors

2005, 2011

United States

Men
Silver Medal (1): 1904
Bronze Medal (1): 1904
Third Place (1): 1930
Runners-Up (1): 2009
Third Place (2): 1992, 1999
Winners (4): 1991, 2002, 2005, 2007
  • North American Nations Cup
Runners-Up (1): 1991
Gold Medal (1): 1991
Women
International Honors
1991, 1999
1996, 2004, 2008
2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
Regional Honors
Winners (6): 1991, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2006
Gold Medal (1): 1999
U-20 Women
International Honors
2002, 2008

Central America

Costa Rica

Regional

Winners (3): 1963, 1969, 1989
Winners (6): 1991 Champions, 1997 Champions, 1999 Champions, 2003 Champions, 2005 Champions, 2007 Champions
  • World Cup qualification First place (2): 1990,2002:
Winners (7): 1941, 1946, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1960, 1961

Honduras

Guatemala

Regional

Winners (1): 2001 Champions

Panama

Regional

Winners (1): 2009 Champions

Caribbean

Haiti

Regional

Winners (1): 1973 Champions

See also

Regional Unions

Former Confederations

Related articles

  • IFFHS Central and North America's best clubs of the 20th century
  • List of CONCACAF competitions

References

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