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The Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol (Central American Football Union), 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.

Central American Football Union
Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol
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Logo of UNCAF
AbbreviationUNCAF
Formation1990[1]
TypeSports organization
Membership
7 member associations
Rafael Tinoco
WebsiteOfficial website
The members of UNCAF (orange), with all members of CONCACAF (camel).

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OverviewEdit

The UNCAF organize various competitions, the Central American Cup is played every two years, starting in 1991, and usually feature the seven national teams. Costa Rica is the most successful team, winning the tournament eight times (1991, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2013, and 2014). Honduras have won the tournament four times (1993, 1995, 2011, and 2017). Guatemala won the tournament in 2001, and Panama won it in 2009. This tournament usually runs as a qualification round for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The UNCAF also ran the Copa Interclubes UNCAF, a competition for the champions and runners-up of the domestic leagues of the UNCAF members; C.D. Motagua (Honduras) was the last champion (2007). Similarly to the Central American Cup, this competition qualified three teams to the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. As it expanded into the CONCACAF Champions League in 2008, all of the Central American nations have at least one team and the Copa Interclubes UNCAF was disbanded.

CompetitionsEdit

National teamsEdit

Club teamsEdit

 
Older logo

National teams appearances in international tournamentsEdit

National team World Cup Women's World Cup Gold Cup Women's Gold Cup
  Costa Rica 5 1 11 2
  Honduras 3 0 11 0
  El Salvador 2 0 8 0
  Guatemala 0 0 9 1
  Panama 1 0 8 2
  Belize 0 0 1 0
  Nicaragua 0 0 2 0

Title holdersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Digicel and the Central American Union of Football (UNCAF) launch the Copa de Naciones Digicel 2009". Digicel Football. 11 December 2008. Archived from the original on 8 April 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013.

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