CONCACAF Nations League
|Region||North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF)|
|Number of teams||41|
|Qualifier for||CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|Current champions||United States (1st title)|
|Most successful team(s)||United States (1 title)|
|2022–23 CONCACAF Nations League|
The CONCACAF Nations League (Spanish: Liga de Naciones CONCACAF, French: Ligue des Nations de la CONCACAF) is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the member associations of CONCACAF, the regional governing body of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The tournament takes place on dates allocated for international friendlies on the FIFA International Match Calendar. A one-time qualifying tournament took place from September 2018 to March 2019 and the inaugural tournament began in September 2019.
History and format
The tournament was announced in November 2017. It is divided into three tiered leagues, A, B, and C, of four groups each, with promotion and relegation between the leagues based on finishing position within groups. The group winners of League A enter a four-team knockout competition to be crowned champion, while the group-winners of Leagues B and C are promoted to the next tier. In Leagues A and B, the four teams at the bottom of the groups are relegated to the next-lower tier. The tournament also determines which national teams qualify for the next edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
The format proposals were first formally investigated at the XXXII CONCACAF Ordinary Congress in Oranjestad, Aruba on 8 April 2017 and confirmed by CONCACAF on 16 November 2017. CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani stated that the purpose of the competition is to have a regular schedule of international fixtures for CONCACAF's national teams, noting that some teams play fewer than 10 games in a four-year period and needed more competitive games to assist the sport's development in those nations.
The CONCACAF Nations League trophy was unveiled eight days before the inaugural Nations League Finals. The trophy represents all 41 CONCACAF national associations and is made of silver-plated brass metal and raw stone. The trophy weighs 8 kg and is 52 cm tall.
The official anthem of the CONCACAF Nations League is 3 minutes and 54 seconds long, and is played when the players are entering the field of play, in television sequences and for ceremonial purposes.
Each season of the CONCACAF Nations League is typically played from September to November of an odd-numbered year (league phase), and June of the following even-numbered year (Nations League Finals of League A), meaning a CONCACAF Nations League champion is crowned every two years. An exception will be made in the 2022–23 season when the league phase will be played in May to September 2022, due to the 2022 FIFA World Cup played in Qatar at the end of the year.
Results of Nations League finals
|Season||Host||Final||Third place play-off|
|Winners||Score||Runners-up||Third place||Score||Fourth place|
Performances by team
|Team||Winners||Runners-up||Third place||Fourth place|
|United States||1 (2020*)|
|Costa Rica||1 (2020)|
- * = hosts
Team performances by season
- 1 – Champions
- 2 – Runners-up
- 3 – Third place
- 4 – Fourth place
- – Promoted
- – No movement
- – Relegated
- Q – Qualified for upcoming CONCACAF Nations League Finals
- – Hosts of CONCACAF Nations League Finals
|Antigua and Barbuda||B||B|
|British Virgin Islands||C||C|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||B||C|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||B||B|
|Trinidad and Tobago||A||B|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||C||C|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||C||C|
|United States||Univision (Spanish)
CBS Sports Network (English, finals only)
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