What is the CONCACAF?

CONCACAF stands for the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football. It is the governing organization for 40 countries in North and Central America as well as the Caribbean. Three South American countries are also members. They are Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

The CONCACAF was founded in 1961, combining the CCCF and NAFC, which governed Central American and North American soccer respectively. The CONCACAF is one of six continental organizations that is associated with FIFA. The organization’s primary function is to organize competitions for national teams and clubs, as well as to conduct World Cup qualifying tournaments for its member countries.

Some of the competitions it manages is the CONCACAF Gold Cup, pre-Olympic tournaments, CONCACAF Champions League and the SuperLiga.

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