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CONCACAF Expansion: How Much Could Change?

Back in February, on the eve of the Hexagonal, I briefly addressed news from the previous week involving a meeting between CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb and the Francophone associate members. Unsurprisingly, the representatives from the latter voiced their interest in becoming full members of both CONCACAF and FIFA; importantly, the …

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So, About Moving the Gold Cup…

When CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb acknowledged that the possibility of hosting a Gold Cup entirely outside of the United States (for the first time in its history) was under consideration, I suggested that only three countries could realistically hope to land the 2015 edition, given Canada’s unavailability: either Mexico, or …

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On the Potential Panamericana, Revisited

In the spirit of holiday-season sloth, let me simply begin with an earlier quote on the future of a joint CONMEBOL-CONCACAF tournament. The second drawback affects CONMEBOL in particular: the South Americans would have to decide whether to continue the Copa América or the Copa Panamericana, because European clubs would …

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Club World Cup 2011: The “Easiest” Path

Early this morning (here on the East coast), FIFA conducted the draw for the 2011 Club World Cup in Nagoya, Japan. Circumstances didn’t allow me to stay up and watch; as it turns out, I didn’t miss anything. There was no live coverage of the draw on FIFA’s website, and …

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Glass Half-Something: FIFA Ethics Committee Issues Temporary Bans, Fines for CFU Officials

In the aftermath of bin Hammam’s ill-fated campaign stop in Port-of-Spain, and the outright refusal of the majority of Caribbean Football Union (CFU) officials to corroborate the claims that bribery took place in spite of all the supporting evidence (including their own cameos in a certain video making rounds this …

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WC 2014 Elementary Round: Belize Crisis Resolved

Finally, the saga of the struggle between the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) and its own government will be given a rest here on The Regional Review. Following the discussions led by a FIFA delegation, the Belizean Ministry of Sports signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the FFB, under which …

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WC 2014 First Round: "New Dawn", Suspension for Belizean Football

It goes without saying that I did not expect to write so much about Belize on The Regional Review, but once again the smallest member of UNCAF has seized center-stage. The last time we discussed the showdown between the Belizean National Sports Council and the Football Federation of Belize (FFB), …

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"Governmental Interference" Threatening Start of 2014 World Cup

I was going to write about the disconnect between FIFA and the Belizean Sports Council regarding the Montserrat-Belize series that should start tomorrow night in Trinidad and Tobago. The Amandala newspaper, however, beat me to the punch, so I would like to encourage viewers of The Regional Review to read …