North American Football Union

The North American Football Union (NAFU; French: Union Nord-Américaine de Football; Spanish: Unión Norteamericana de Fútbol) 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.

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

HistoryEdit

Member associationsEdit

The North American Football Union has three member associations:[2]

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

CompetitionsEdit

National teamsEdit

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.

ClubsEdit

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

The Campeones Cup is an annual match established in 2018, held between the winners of the previous Major League Soccer season and the winners of the Campeón de Campeones of Liga MX.[6]

The Leagues Cup is a single-elimination club tournament between teams from Major League Soccer and Liga MX that was established in 2019.[7]

Major tournament recordsEdit

Legend

FIFA World CupEdit

Team  
1930
 
1934
 
1938
 
1950
 
1954
 
1958
 
1962
 
1966
 
1970
 
1974
 
1978
 
1982
 
1986
 
1990
 
1994
 
1998
  
2002
 
2006
 
2010
 
2014
 
2018
 
2022
   
2026
Years Inclusive
WC Qual.
  Canada GS 1 14
  Mexico GS GS GS GS GS GS QF GS QF × R16 R16 R16 R16 R16 R16 R16 16 19
  United States 3rd 1R GS GS R16 GS QF GS R16 R16 10 20
Total 2 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 TBD TBD 27

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

Team  
1991
 
1995
 
1999
 
2003
 
2007
 
2011
 
2015
 
2019
Years Inclusive
WC Qual.
  Canada GS GS 4th GS GS QF R16 6 7
  Mexico GS GS GS 3 7
  United States 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 7 7
Total 1 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 16

FIFA Confederations CupEdit

Team 1992
 
1995
 
1997
 
1999
 
2001
 
 
2003
 
2005
 
2009
 
2013
 
2017
 
Years
  Canada × GS 1
  Mexico 3rd GS 1st GS 4th GS 4th 7
  United States 3rd 3rd GS 2nd 4
Total 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 12

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CONCACAF Statutes" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Member Associations". concacaf.com. Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  3. ^ 1990 North American Championship[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ 1991 North American Championship[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "SuperLiga Regulations" (PDF). mlsnet.com. Major League Soccer. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 October 2008.
  6. ^ "Major League Soccer and Liga MX Fuel Rivalry with New Partnership". mlssoccer.com (Press release). Major League Soccer. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  7. ^ Marshall, Tom (29 May 2019). "MLS and Liga MX announce Leagues Cup". espn.com. ESPN. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

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