North American Football Union

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North American Football Union
Abbreviation NAFU
Type Sports organization
Membership
3 member associations
Members of NAFU (orange), members of CONCACAF (orange and camel).

The North American Football Union (NAFU) 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.

Members

The North American Football Union has three members:[2]

  1.  Canada
  2.  Mexico
  3.  United States

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

FIFA World Cup results

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 KoreaJapan
2002
Germany
2006
South Africa
2010
Brazil
2014
Russia
2018
Qatar
2022
Canada MexicoUnited States
2026
Total inclusive
WC Qual.
 Canada GS 1 14
 Mexico GS GS GS GS GS GS R16 GS QF × R16 R16 R16 R16 R16 R16 q 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
Legend

Competitions

National teams

The national teams of Canada, Mexico, United States are always qualified to the final stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, so there is no qualifying tournament for this zone, unlike the tournaments for the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) and the Caribbean Football Union (CFU). However, as members of CONCACAF there were two tournaments previous to the Gold Cup.

Clubs

The North American SuperLiga was a club tournament between two North American zone leagues that ran from 2007-2010. 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.

See also

References

  1. ^ CONCACAF Statutes
  2. ^ http://www.concacaf.com/member-associations
  3. ^ 1990 North American Championship[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ 1991 North American Championship[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "SuperLiga Regulations" (PDF). Major League Soccer. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-03. 

External links

  • NAFU - North American Football Union at Football Mywapblog
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