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North American Football Union

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.

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

MembersEdit

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

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 resultsEdit

MenEdit

Team  
1930
 
1934
 
1938
 
1950
 
1954
 
1958
 
1962
 
1966
 
1970
 
1974
 
1978
 
1982
 
1986
 
1990
 
1994
 
1998
  
2002
 
2006
 
2010
 
2014
 
2018
 
2022
   
2026
Total 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

WomenEdit

Team  
1991
 
1995
 
1999
 
2003
 
2007
 
2011
 
2015
 
2019
Total 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
 
Total
  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
Legend

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 2007–2010. 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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CONCACAF Statutes" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2016-07-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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.

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