12 Facts About CONCACAF


Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football, abbreviated as CONCACAF, is one of FIFA's six continental governing bodies for association football.

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CONCACAF is led by a general secretary, executive committee, congress, and several standing committees.

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Each of the three geographic zones in CONCACAF is represented by one vice-president and one member.

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On 20 June 2011, Jack Warner resigned from the presidency of CONCACAF, and removed himself from all participation in football, in the wake of the corruption investigation resulting from 10 May 2011 meeting of the Caribbean Football Union.

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The administration office of CONCACAF was previously located in Trump Tower, New York when Chuck Blazer was the general secretary.

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Elections at the CONCACAF Congress are mandated with a one-member, one-vote rule.

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CONCACAF'sreasoning was that the nations were more powerful politically when separate than when together.

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Collins revealed that Jack Warner, the former CONCACAF President, had registered the $22 million 'Dr Joao Havelange Centre of Excellence' development in Port-of-Spain under the name of two companies that Warner owned.

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The executive committee of CONCACAF later issued a statement saying that Austin did not have the authority to fire Blazer, and the decision was unauthorized.

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Only eleven CONCACAF members have ever reached the FIFA World Cup since its inception in 1930, six of them accomplishing the feat only once.

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CONCACAF members have reached the quarterfinals five times: Cuba in 1938, Mexico as hosts in 1970 and 1986, the United States in 2002, and most recently, Costa Rica in 2014.

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CONCACAF nations have hosted the FIFA World Cup three times.

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