2020 CONCACAF Nations League Finals

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2020 CONCACAF Nations League Finals
2020 CONCACAF Nations League Finals.svg
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesTBD
Teams4 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 2 host cities)

The 2020 CONCACAF Nations League Finals will be the final tournament of the 2019–20 edition of the CONCACAF Nations League, the inaugural season of the international football competition involving the men's national teams of the member associations of CONCACAF. The tournament was to be held in United States from 4 to 7 June 2020, and was to be contested by the four group winners of Nations League A. The tournament will consist of two semi-finals, a third place play-off, and final to determine the inaugural champions of the CONCACAF Nations League. On April 3, 2020 the tournament was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

Format[edit]

The Nations League Finals will take place in June 2020 and will be contested by the four group winners of League A. The semi-final pairings, were determined by the group stage rankings (1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3) and the administrative home teams for the third place play-off and final, were announced on 9 March 2020.[2]

The tournament will take place over four days, with the first semi-final (which features the host team) on 6 June, the second semi-final also on 6 June, and the third place play-off and final on 9 June.[2]

The Nations League Finals were played in single-leg knockout matches. In the semi-finals and third place game, extra time is not played if tied after regulation, and the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out. In the final, extra time is played if tied after regulation, and if still tied after extra time, the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out (Regulations Article 12.11).[3]

Qualified teams[edit]

The four group winners of League A qualified for the Nations League Finals.

Group Winners Date of
qualification
CONCACAF Rankings
August 2018[4]
FIFA Rankings
TBD
A  United States (hosts) 19 November 2019 2 TBD
B  Mexico 15 November 2019 1 TBD
C  Honduras 13 October 2019 4 TBD
D  Costa Rica 17 November 2019 3 TBD

Seeding[edit]

The four teams are ranked based on their results in the group stage to determine the semi-final matchups.

Seed Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 B  Mexico 4 4 0 0 13 3 +10 12
2 C  Honduras 4 3 1 0 8 1 +7 10
3 A  United States 4 3 0 1 15 3 +12 9
4 D  Costa Rica 4 1 3 0 4 3 +1 6
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) away goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) drawing of lots (Regulations Article 12.9).[3]

Venues[edit]

The United States were officially confirmed as the tournament hosts on 9 March 2020. Matches will be played at three venues in two cities in Texas.[2]

Houston Arlington
BBVA Stadium NRG Stadium AT&T Stadium
Capacity: 22,039 Capacity: 72,220 Capacity: 105,000
BBVA Compass Stadium, Skyline View.JPG
Reliantstadium.jpg
Cowboys Stadium exterior, 2010 NBA All-Star Game.jpg

Squads[edit]

Bracket[edit]

In the semi-finals and third place game, extra time is not played if tied after regulation, and the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out. In the final, extra time is played if tied after regulation, and if still tied after extra time, the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out (Regulations Article 12.11).[3]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
TBD – Houston (BBVA)
 
 
 Honduras
 
TBD – Arlington
 
 United States
 
Winner match 1
 
TBD – Houston (NRG)
 
Winner match 2
 
 Mexico
 
 
 Costa Rica
 
Third place play-off
 
 
TBD – Arlington
 
 
Loser match 1
 
 
Loser match 2

All times are local, CDT (UTC−5).[5]

Semi-finals[edit]

Honduras vs United States[edit]

Honduras Match 1 United States
Report
TBD

Mexico vs Costa Rica[edit]

Mexico Match 2 Costa Rica
Report
TBD

Third place play-off[edit]

Loser match 1Match 3Loser match 2
Report
TBD

Final[edit]

Winner match 1Match 4Winner match 2
Report
TBD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suspension of the CONCACAF Nations League Finals in June 2020". CONCACAF. 3 April 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Texas to host first-ever CONCACAF Nations League Finals in June 2020". CONCACAF. 9 March 2020. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Regulations CONCACAF Nations League 2018/20 Edition" (PDF). res.cloudinary.com. CONCACAF.
  4. ^ https://www.concacaf.com/en/article/concacaf-announces-updated-september-ranking-and-gold-cup-seeded-nations
  5. ^ "2020 CONCACAF Nations League Finals Schedule" (PDF). CONCACAF.

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