CONCACAF Nations League

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CONCACAF Nations League
CONCACAF Nations League.svg
Founded2018;2 years ago (2018)
RegionNorth America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF)
Number of teams41
Qualifier for CONCACAF Gold Cup
Website Official website
Soccerball current event.svg 2019–20 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]

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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. [2]

The format proposals were first formally investigated at the XXXII CONCACAF Ordinary Congress in Oranjestad, Aruba on 8 April 2017 [4] [5] and confirmed by CONCACAF on 16 November 2017. [2] 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. [6] [7]

Results

SeasonHostFinalThird place play-off
WinnerScoreRunner-upThird placeScoreFourth place
2019–20
Details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Team performances by season

Team 2019–20 Next edition
LGF/P/RLGF/P/R
Flag of Anguilla.svg  Anguilla C Equals-sign-blue.gifC
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda B Equals-sign-blue.gifB
Flag of Aruba.svg  Aruba B Red Arrow Down.svgC
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas C Green Arrow Up Darker.svgB
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados C Green Arrow Up Darker.svgB
Flag of Belize.svg  Belize B Equals-sign-blue.gifB
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda A Red Arrow Down.svgB
Flag of Bonaire.svg  Bonaire C Equals-sign-blue.gifC
Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg  British Virgin Islands C Equals-sign-blue.gifC
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada A Equals-sign-blue.gifA
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands C Equals-sign-blue.gifC
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica A Q A
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba A Red Arrow Down.svgB
Flag of Curacao.svg  Curaçao A Equals-sign-blue.gifA
Flag of Dominica.svg  Dominica B Red Arrow Down.svgC
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic B Equals-sign-blue.gifB
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador B Green Arrow Up Darker.svgA
Flag of French Guiana.svg  French Guiana B Equals-sign-blue.gifB
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada B Green Arrow Up Darker.svgA
Flag of Guadeloupe (local).svg  Guadeloupe C Green Arrow Up Darker.svgB
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala C Green Arrow Up Darker.svgB
Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana B Equals-sign-blue.gifB
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti A Red Arrow Down.svgB
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras A Q A
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica B Green Arrow Up Darker.svgA
Flag of the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique.svg  Martinique A Equals-sign-blue.gifA
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico A Q A
Flag of Montserrat.svg  Montserrat B Equals-sign-blue.gifB
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua B Equals-sign-blue.gifB
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama A Equals-sign-blue.gifA
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico C Equals-sign-blue.gifC
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis B Red Arrow Down.svgC
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg  Saint Lucia B Red Arrow Down.svgC
Flag of France.svg  Saint Martin C Equals-sign-blue.gifC
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines B Equals-sign-blue.gifB
Flag of Sint Maarten.svg  Sint Maarten C Equals-sign-blue.gifC
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname B Green Arrow Up Darker.svgA
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago A Red Arrow Down.svgB
Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg  Turks and Caicos Islands C Equals-sign-blue.gifC
Flag of the United States.svg  United States A Q A
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  U.S. Virgin Islands C Equals-sign-blue.gifC

LG - league

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

Broadcaster

CONCACAF

Country/regionBroadcasterRef
FreePay
Flag of Aruba.svg  Aruba Telearuba
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada CTV OneSoccer (English) [8]
Ici Radio-Canada Télé TVA Sports (French)
Flag of CARICOM.svg  Caribbean Flow [8]
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador TCS Millicom [9]
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala RTVG
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua Viva Nicaragua
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras TVC
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Repretel
Teletica
Multimedios TV
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Multimedios TV
TV Azteca
Televisa
Flag of Curacao.svg  Curaçao TeleCuraçao
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica CVM (delayed)
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama RPC-TV
TVN
TVMax
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname ATV
STVS
Flag of the United States.svg  United States FOX FloFC (English, non USA matches)
ESPN (English, USA matches only)
Fox Sports
Univision (Spanish)

South America

Country/regionBroadcasterRef
FreePay
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina El Trece TyC Sports
Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia Bolivision Tigo Sports
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Rede Globo SporTV
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile TVN (Chile)
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Caracol TV
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador Gama TV, Ecuavisa
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay Paravisión Tigo Sports
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Latina Television
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Teledoce
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Venevision

International

All matches are streamed through CONCACAF's subscription streaming service CONCACAF GO

Country/regionBroadcasterRef
FreePay
Sport Klub
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Mola TV [10]
Flag of East Timor.svg  Timor-Leste
NENT

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