North American Football Union

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North American Football Union
AbbreviationNAFU
TypeSports organization
Membership
3 member associations
Members of NAFU (orange), members of CONCACAF (orange and camel). Members of NAFU.svg
Members of NAFU (orange), members of CONCACAF (orange and camel).

The North American Football Union (NAFU) is a regional grouping under CONCACAF of national football organizations in the North American Zone. [1] The NAFU has no organizational structure. The statutes say "CONCACAF shall recognize ... The North American Football Union (NAFU)" (emphasis added). The NAFU provide one of CONCACAF's representatives to the FIFA Executive Committee.

CONCACAF International sport governing body

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football is one of FIFA's 6 continental governing bodies for association football. Its 41 members include nations and territories in North America, including Central America and the Caribbean. Three geographically South American entities are also members — Guyana, Suriname, and the French overseas department of French Guiana and Martinique. 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 Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

North America Continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere. It is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea.

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Members

The North American Football Union has three members: [2]

The 2015 edition of the CONCACAF Statutes notes that "Notwithstanding their affiliation to NAFU, Bahamas and Bermuda will participate in the competitions of CFU."

Caribbean Football Union The nominal governing body for association football in the Caribbean as well as Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) is the representative organization for football associations in the Caribbean. It represents 25 FIFA member nations, as well as 6 territories that are not affiliated to FIFA. The Union was established in January 1978 and its Member Associations compete in the CONCACAF region.

FIFA World Cup results

Men

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1934
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1978
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Total210211111010212222221TBDTBD27

Women

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1995
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FIFA Confederations Cup

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Competitions

National teams

The national teams of Canada, Mexico, United States are always qualified to the final stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, so there is no qualifying tournament for this zone, unlike the tournaments for the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) and the Caribbean Football Union (CFU). However, as members of CONCACAF there were two tournaments previous to the Gold Cup.

CONCACAF Gold Cup The main association football competition of the mens national football teams governed by CONCACAF

The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the main association football competition of the men's national football teams governed by CONCACAF, determining the continental champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The Gold Cup is held every two years. It was previously referred to as the CONCACAF Championship before being renamed to the CONCACAF Gold Cup starting in 1991.

Central American Football Union sports governing body

The Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol, more commonly known by the acronym UNCAF, represents the national football teams of Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its member associations are part of CONCACAF.

Clubs

The North American SuperLiga was a club tournament between two North American zone leagues that ran from 20072010. It was an official tournament sanctioned by CONCACAF, but not organized by the federation. [5] When zone qualifiers were used for the CONCACAF Champions Cup, Bermudian clubs played against Mexican and/or American clubs.

North American SuperLiga

The SuperLiga was an official North American association football competition between teams from the Liga MX of Mexico and Major League Soccer of the United States and Canada, the top divisions in each country. The competition was sanctioned by CONCACAF, U.S. Soccer, the Canadian Soccer Association and Federación Mexicana de Fútbol and served as the sub-regional championship for the North American section of CONCACAF, much like its Central American and Caribbean counterparts, the Copa Interclubes UNCAF and CFU Club Championship respectively. The tournament was first held in 2007 and was cancelled in March 2011.

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References

  1. "CONCACAF Statutes" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2016-07-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. 1990 North American Championship [ permanent dead link ]
  4. 1991 North American Championship [ permanent dead link ]
  5. "SuperLiga Regulations" (PDF). Major League Soccer . Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-03.