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CONCACAF

CONCACAF (The Confederation of North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football) is one of FIFA's six intercontinental governing bodies for association football. Its 41 member associations primarily represent North American countries and regions, including the Caribbean, Central America, and North America.

On 18 September 1961, in its present form, CONCACAF was formed in Mexico City, Mexico, with the merger of NAFC and CCCF, making it one of the then five, and now six, FIFA-affiliated continental confederations. The founding members were Canada, Cuba, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, The Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao), Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Suriname, and the United States.

TThe third-most triumphant FIFA confederation is CONCACAF. Mexico dominated the men's CONCACAF competition early on and has won the most Gold Cups in its new arrangement since the beginning of the tournament. By winning the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, the Mexico national football team became the only CONCACAF team to obtain an official FIFA competition. Mexico and the United States usually have won everything except the CONCACAF Gold Cup edition. Costa Rica and Panama have become forces in the region in recent years, after the United States, Cuba, and Mexico, Costa Rica became the fourth CONCACAF country to reach the quarterfinals of the World Cup, while Panama became the eleventh Confederation country to compete in the 2018 World Cup.

There are 41 member associations of CONCACAF, including 28 from the Caribbean, 7 from Central America, 3 from North America, and the last 3 from South America.

Membership relation

With a one-member, one-vote rule, elections are mandated in the CONCACAF Congress. With just three members, the North American Football Union is the smallest association union in the country, but its nations have heavy commercial and marketing co-operation from sponsors and are the region's most populous nations. With less than half of its membership, the Caribbean Football Union has the potential to outvote the NAFU and UNCAF. However, there is a perverse relationship between the CFU, UNCAF, and NAFU participants. 

Jack Warner of Trinidad presided over CONCACAF for 21 years, and there was nothing that could be achieved by non-Caribbean nations to elect an alternative. Under Warner, as a team of Warner serving as a party whip, the CFU members voted together. It occurred with such regularity that the CFU votes were pointed to by sports political analysts as the "Caribbean bloc" vote.

Competitions

The two most visible and prestigious CONCACAF tournaments are the Gold Cup and the Champions League.

CONCACAF Gold Cup

Since 1991, the CONCACAF Gold Cup has been the primary association football competition for the national men's football teams guided by CONCACAF. The Gold Cup is the rated competition of CONCACAF, which produces a large portion of the profits of CONCACAF. 

The regional champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean is decided by the Gold Cup and is organized every two years. 16 teams are participating in the Gold Cup (up from 12) beginning with the 2019 edition.

CONCACAF Champions League

The CONCACAF Champions League is also originally known as the CONCACAF Champions Cup, a seasonal continental club association football tournament arranged by CONCACAF since 1962 for the region's top football clubs. It is North American football's most important and prestigious international club tournament. The Champions League winner qualifies for the FIFA Club World Cup. The knockout tournament usually continues from February to April.