Concacaf Nations League FAQ
Posted on 6 September 2018 in Men's National Team
What is Concacaf Nations League?
- In 2018, Canada will participate in the new Concacaf Nations League begining with the Preliminary Competition which kicks off in September 2018.
- Concacaf Nations League has been created to provide an avenue for more meaningful and quality international soccer matches while uniting the Concacaf region through competition.
- Concacaf Nations League is a continental football competition that splits the confederation’s 40 eligible Member Associations into three Leagues that will crown an inaugural champion in March 2020.
- League A will feature four groups of three teams, League B will feature four groups of four teams, and League C will feature four groups of three teams.
- Concacaf Nations League will serve as qualifiers for future editions of the Concacaf Gold Cup as well as the FIFA World Cup™.
How will the League be formed?
- A preliminary competition consisting of matches in September, October, and November 2018 and March 2019 will determine the seeding for each of the three Leagues.
- Based on their place in the previous Hexagonal qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Russia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, United States, and Trinidad and Tobago will be placed automatically in League A.
- The top six teams will join Group A after the Concacaf Nations League Preliminary Competition based on a single table format.
How do Nations get promoted or relegated from their initial league placement?
- Starting in March 2019, League A will be comprised of four groups of three teams.
- The winners of each group will qualify to the Concacaf Nations League Final Championship consisting of two Semi Final matches and a Final.
- The four last placed teams of each group in League A will be relegated to League B for the next edition.
- League B will consist of four groups of four teams.
- The four group winners from League B will be promoted to League A for the next edition.
- The last placed team from each group League B will be relegated to Group C for the next edition.
- League C will consist of four groups of three teams. The top team from each League C group will be promoted to League B.
What is the tiebreaker process to determine qualification, promotion and relegation within the Leagues?
Ranking to determine seeding is as follows:
- Goal difference;
- Goals scored;
- Away Goals;
- Lowest number of yellow/red cards (Y=1, 2YR=3; R=4; Y+R=5);
- Drawing of lots.
How can I watch Canada’s matches in the Conacaf Nations League?
- Canada’s opening match vs U.S. Virgin Islands will be broadcast via OZ.com/concacafnationsleague
- It is important to note that fans will require a Concacaf Nations League account via OZ.com to view the stream.
Who are Canada’s Preliminary Competition opponents?
- Canada’s Men’s National Team will face U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Kitts & Nevis and French Guiana.
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How can I attend a Canadian Concacaf Nations League match?
- Tickets to the Canada v Dominica match on 16 October at BMO Field in Toronto, ON are available at www.canadasoccer.com/tickets.
- Ticket information for the March 2019 home match will be announced at a later date.
Who is on Canada’s Nations League roster?
- Canada’s roster for the opening round match v U.S. Virgin Islands can be viewed here: https://www.canadasoccer.com/index.php?t=project&sid=1247.
SUNDAY! Canada opens 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) September 5, 2018
: Bradenton USA
: 16.00 local / 16.00 ET / 13.00 PT
: US Virgin Islands
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