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

The North American Football Union (NAFU; French: Union Nord-Américaine de Football; Spanish: Unión Norteamericana de Fútbol) 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.

History

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Member associations

The North American Football Union has three member associations:[2]

Code Association
CAN Canada Canada
MEX Mexico Mexico
USA United States United States

The 2015 edition of the CONCACAF Statutes notes that "Notwithstanding their affiliation to (the) NAFU, (The) Bahamas and Bermuda will participate in the competitions of (the) CFU.".

Competitions

Main article: List of association football competitions

See also: 2021 in association football, 2021 in sports, and FIFA International Match Calendar

National teams

Until 2017, Canada, Mexico, and the United States automatically qualified to the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Now the CONCACAF Nations League serves as qualification to the Gold Cup.

Clubs

The North American SuperLiga was a club tournament between two North American zone leagues that ran from 2007 to 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.

The Campeones Cup is an annual match established in 2018, held between the winners of the previous Major League Soccer season and the winners of the Campeón de Campeones of Liga MX.[6]

The Leagues Cup is a single-elimination club tournament between teams from Major League Soccer and Liga MX that was established in 2019.[7]

Major tournament records

Legend

FIFA World Cup

Main article: FIFA World Cup

Team Uruguay
1930
Italy
1934
France
1938
Brazil
1950
Switzerland
1954
Sweden
1958
Chile
1962
England
1966
Mexico
1970
West Germany
1974
Argentina
1978
Spain
1982
Mexico
1986
Italy
1990
United States
1994
France
1998
South Korea
Japan
2002
Germany
2006
South Africa
2010
Brazil
2014
Russia
2018
Qatar
2022
Canada
Mexico
United States
2026
Years 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

FIFA Women's World Cup

Main article: FIFA Women's World Cup

Team China
1991
Sweden
1995
United States
1999
United States
2003
China
2007
Germany
2011
Canada
2015
France
2019
Years 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 Cup

Main article: FIFA Confederations Cup

Team 1992
Saudi Arabia
1995
Saudi Arabia
1997
Saudi Arabia
1999
Mexico
2001
South Korea
Japan
2003
France
2005
Germany
2009
South Africa
2013
Brazil
2017
Russia
Years
 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

See also

References

  1. ^ "CONCACAF Statutes" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Member Associations". concacaf.com. Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  3. ^ 1990 North American Championship[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ 1991 North American Championship[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "SuperLiga Regulations" (PDF). mlsnet.com. Major League Soccer. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 October 2008.
  6. ^ "Major League Soccer and Liga MX Fuel Rivalry with New Partnership". mlssoccer.com (Press release). Major League Soccer. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  7. ^ Marshall, Tom (29 May 2019). "MLS and Liga MX announce Leagues Cup". espn.com. ESPN. Retrieved 31 May 2019.