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.

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Members

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

  1. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
  2. Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
  3. Flag of the United States.svg United States

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

FIFA World Cup results

Men

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1930
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1934
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1938
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1950
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1954
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1958
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1962
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1966
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1970
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1974
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1978
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1982
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1986
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1990
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1994
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1998
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2002
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2006
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2010
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2014
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2018
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2022
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2026
Totalinclusive
WC Qual.
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada GS114
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico GSGSGSGSGSGSQFGSQF×R16R16R16R16R16R16R161619
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3rd1RGSGSR16GSQFGSR16R161020
Total210211111010212222221TBDTBD27

Women

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1991
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1995
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1999
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2003
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2007
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2011
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2015
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2019
Totalinclusive
WC Qual.
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada GSGS4thGSGSQFq67
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico GSGSGS37
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1st3rd1st3rd3rd2nd1stq77
Total1232333216

FIFA Confederations Cup

Team 1992
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1995
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1997
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1999
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2001
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2003
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2005
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2009
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2013
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2017
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2021
Total
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada ×GS1
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 3rdGS1stGS4thGS4th7
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3rd3rdGS2nd4
Total1112211111TBD12
Legend

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.

Clubs

The North American SuperLiga was a club tournament between two North American zone leagues that ran from 2007-2010. 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.

See also

References

  1. CONCACAF Statutes
  2. http://www.concacaf.com/member-associations
  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.