We are the North, Central, and Caribbean Football Confederation (Concacaf). A FIFA continental confederation, Concacaf serves 41 Member Associations from Canada to Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana in the south.
What Is Concacaf Games?
Football is the primary focus of Concacaf. To motivate involvement in the game, we have a common goal: Love Our Game, as well as a purpose that focuses on developing and promoting football in the area with honesty and integrity, as well as love.
The CONCACAF Nations League and the biannual Gold Cup for national teams, as well as club events such as the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, the Scotiabank Concacaf League, the Caribbean Club Championship, and the Caribbean Shield, help bring football closer to people all throughout the region.
Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, the Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao), Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, and the United States of America were among the organization’s first members.
The CONCACAF confederation is FIFA’s third-most successful. A CONCACAF men’s team that started strong and has won more gold cups than any other nation has dominated the competition from day one.
It is the first CONCACAF team to win an official FIFA competition, the 1999 Confederations Cup, which was won by the Mexico national football team. All bar one of the CONCACAF Gold Cups has been won by Mexico and the United States.
During the last few years, Costa Rica and Panama have emerged as major players in the CONCACAF area; in 2014, Costa Rica became the fourth CONCACAF team to go to the World Cup quarterfinals, while Panama became the eleventh CONCACAF team to compete in the World Cup in 2018.
United States of America is the only CONCACAF member to have won all three of the main international women’s football championships, including the World Cup, the Olympics, and the Algarve Cup. Algarve Cup in 2016 and Olympic Games in 2021 are the only two major tournaments Canada has won.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup, which has been contested annually since 1991, is the primary association football tournament for the CONCACAF men’s national teams.
The General secretary, executive committee, congress, and many standing committees comprise CONCACAF’s leadership structure. An eight-person executive committee is in place, with a female member joining the ranks of the other seven members.
Each of CONCACAF’s three regions is represented by a vice-president and a member of the executive committee. This body is responsible for enforcing all of the organization’s rules and regulations.
The Gold Cup is CONCACAF‘s premier tournament and a major source of money for the organization. Every two years, the Gold Cup is contested across North America, Central America, and the Caribbean to decide the regional champion.
Formerly known as the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup, it is an annual continental club association football tournament organized by CONCACAF for the region’s finest clubs. A premier international club football championship in North America.
The Champions League champion qualifies for the Club World Cup. The event runs from February through April. Since 2018, each Champions League has included 16 clubs, 9 from North America, 1 from the Caribbean, and 6 from CONCACAF nations.
The North American clubs (MLS and Liga MX) qualify via their national leagues or other national events, while the Caribbean team qualifies through the Caribbean Club Championship. 28 clubs have won the championship, and 13 of them have won it more than once. Mexican clubs have won the most championships, 36.
Costa Rica’s Primera División has won six championships. Mexico’s Club América has won the most championships with seven, followed by Cruz Azul with six.
Structure Of CONCACAF
Nassau, Bahamas-based CONCACAF is a non-profit organization. This organization’s headquarters are in Miami, USA. Jeffrey Webb’s home city of Cayman Islands was the Admiral Financial Center, George Town; before, they had been situated in Port of Spain under the President of Jack Warner.
Previously, CONCACAF’s administrative headquarters was situated in Trump Tower, New York, under Chuck Blazer’s leadership. A branch office was established in Kingston, Jamaica, in February 2017.
There was a second satellite office in Guatemala City, which is shared with UNCAF, and most recently another satellite office for the FIFA Caribbean Development Office established in Bridgetown, Barbados’ neighborhood of Welches.