All you've ever wanted to know about CONCACAF
In an effort to bring more members from the other wonderful CONCACAF nations I thought this would be a helpful start, and also help people learn more about our confederation, and help people who are interested in CONCACAF to learn more about it.
I hope you find it informative. Also, feel free to add anything you'd like. What is CONCACAF?
CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) is the continent-wide governing body for association football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Three South American entities, the independent nations of Guyana and Suriname, and the French département of French Guiana, are also members.
CONCACAF was founded in its current form in 1961 and is one of the six continental confederations affiliated with FIFA. Its primary administrative functions are to organize competitions for national teams and clubs, and to conduct World Cup qualifying tournaments.
The CONCACAF Website: http://www.concacaf.com/Who are the member nations of CONCACAF?
There are 40 member nations of CONCACAF and 35 of those are also FIFA members.
Here are the following nations that represent our region:
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and The Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
US Virgin Islands
*Not Full FIFA membersWhat tournaments are CONCACAF Involved in?
Men's FIFA World Cup Qualifying
Women's FIFA World Cup Qualifying
Men's and Women's CONCACAF Gold Cup - Premier international cup
Copa Caribe "The Carribean Cup" - International cup for the Caribbean; Winner qualifies for the Gold Cup
CONCACAF Champions' Cup - Premier club cup of North America
UNCAF Nations Cup - International cup for Central America; Top 5 qualify for the Gold Cup
Superliga - Club championship for North America between the Primera División de México and MLS
CONCACAF Beach Soccer
Men's and Women's Olympic qualifying
Pan American Games
CONCACAF Men's and Women's U20 and Men's U17 tournaments
CONCACAF Futsal TournamentWhat CONCACAF nations have qualified for the World Cup before?
1930 - Mexico, USA
1934 - USA
1938 - Cuba
1950 - Mexico, USA
1954 - Mexico
1958 - Mexico
1962 - Mexico
1966 - Mexico
1970 - El Salvador, Mexico
1974 - Haiti
1978 - Mexico
1982 - El Salvador, Honduras
1986 - Canada, Mexico
1990 - Costa Rica, USA
1994 - Mexico, USA
1998 - Jamaica, Mexico, USA
2002 - Costa Rica, Mexico, USA
2006 - Costa Rica, Mexico, USA, Trinidad & Tobago
TOTAL (out of a possible 18)
13 - Mexico
8 - USA
3 - Costa Rica
2 - El Salvador
1 - Canada
1 - Cuba
1 - Haiti
1 - Trinidad & Tobago