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The Central American Games football tournament is a football competition organised by UNCAF and ORDECA. It is scheduled to be held every four years. The tournament is only open to players who are aged 21 and below. In 2001 a women's tournament was played for the first time.
The Central American Games are a multi-sport regional championships event, held quadrennial, typically in the first year after Summer Olympics. The Games are open for member federations of the Central American Sports Organization ORDECA in Central American countries.
The Central American Sports Organization is an international organization which represents the current 7 National Olympic Committees of the Central American region. It is affiliated with the Pan American Sports Organization.
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A men's football tournament is held at every Pan American Games since the first edition of the multi-sports event in 1951. A women's tournament was introduced in 1999.
Association football is one of the sports played at the Central American and Caribbean Games, a quadrennial multi-sports event for countries in those regions. The Games can involve eligible national teams from two football confederations, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL.
The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I collegiate athletic conference with a membership base in the Great Lakes region that stretches from Western New York to Illinois. Nine of the twelve full member schools are in Ohio and Michigan, with single members located in Illinois, Indiana, and New York. For football, the MAC participates in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision.
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is an American college athletic conference whose member institutions are located primarily in the Southern part of the United States. Its fourteen members include the flagship public universities of eleven states, two additional public land grant universities, and one private research university. The conference is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. The SEC participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I in sports competitions; for football, it is part of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly known as Division I-A.
The Patriot League is a collegiate athletic conference comprising private institutions of higher education and two United States service academies based in the Northeastern United States. Outside the Ivy League, it is among the most selective group of higher education institutions in NCAA Division I and has a very high student-athlete graduation rate for both the NCAA graduation success rate and the federal graduation rate.
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football is the continental governing body for association football in North America, which includes Central America and the Caribbean region. Three geographically South American entities — the independent nations of Guyana and Suriname and the French overseas department of French Guiana — are also members. CONCACAF's primary functions are to organize competitions for national teams and clubs, and to conduct World Cup and Women's World Cup qualifying tournaments.
Association football has been included in every Summer Olympic Games as a men's competition sport, except 1896 and 1932. Women's football was added to the official program in 1996.
College basketball today is governed by collegiate athletic bodies including the United States's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Governing bodies in Canada include U Sports and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Each of these various organizations are subdivided into from one to three divisions based on the number and level of scholarships that may be provided to the athletes.
Men's football has been a part of the Asian Games sporting events since the 1951 edition. Women's football competition began in 1990.
The CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament is an international football (soccer) event in the North America, Central America and the Caribbean region, and is the qualification tournament for the Olympic Games.
The UCF Knights are the athletic teams that represent the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. The Knights participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I as a member of the American Athletic Conference.
Football has been a regular event at the Pacific Games, the multi-sports event for Pacific nations, territories and dependencies, since 1963. Until 2011 the competition was known as the South Pacific Games.
The Northern Illinois Huskies are the athletic teams that represent Northern Illinois University (NIU). The Huskies are a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The athletic program is made up of seven men's sports and 10 women's sports. The football team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
Honduras sent a delegation to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
Argentina competed at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico from October 14 to 30, 2011.
The Mexico national under-23 football team, is controlled by the Mexican Football Federation and represents Mexico in competitions like the Pan American Games and the Olympic Games, and their respective qualification phases.
The association football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held from 3 to 20 August in Brazil.
The American Athletic Conference (AAC), also known as "the American", is an American collegiate athletic conference, featuring 12 member universities and six associate member universities that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Member universities represent a range of private and public universities of various enrollment sizes located primarily in urban metropolitan areas in the Northeastern, Midwestern, and Southern regions of the United States.
The association football tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held from 22 July to 8 August 2020 in Japan.
The 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games football tournament was the 21st edition of the competition at the 21st edition of the Central American and Caribbean Games.
Football competitions at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru are scheduled to be held from July 25 to August 9. The venue for the competition is the Estadio Universidad San Marcos, which seats up to 32,000 spectators.