News: CONCACAF Expands Number Of National Teams In Tournaments

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  1. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.concacaf.com/page/ConfederationDetail/0,,12813~2030435,00.html begins by saying "NEW YORK - The CONCACAF under-20 and under-17 championships will expand to 12 teams beginning in 2011, while the Women's Gold Cup and Olympic qualifying will increase to eight-team events beginning later this year, the confederation announced Tuesday."

    The Women's Gold Cup used to be a knockout tournament with six teams and no group stage. With eight teams I hope there will be two groups of four.

    Also of note is that a previous announcement that North American national teams would have to participate in qualifying with UNCAF national teams is no longer true due to the tournaments being expanded.
     
  2. ZeekLTK

    ZeekLTK Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    Still not giving us a 16 team Gold Cup? Grrr...
     
  3. Celtigo

    Celtigo Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    Great Lakes Region (The Other One)
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think we need 4 more Caribbean islets in the competition.
     
  4. 232106FIFA

    232106FIFA New Member

    Apr 25, 2010
    Club:
    Swansea City AFC
    Any news on the CONCACAF qaulifying format for FIFA World Cup 2014?
     
  5. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wouldn't count on finding out the qualifying format until 2011. How long after the World Cup does FIFA normally take to say how many teams each confederation will get in the next World Cup?
     
  6. themodelcitizen

    Jul 23, 2000
    BMO Field - Sec. 114
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Could probably have a fairly competitive tournament with 16 teams:

    Canada
    US
    Mexico
    T&T
    Jamaica
    Honduras
    Costa Rica
    El Salvador
    Panama
    Guatemala
    Cuba
    Bermuda
    Surinam
    Martinique
    Guadeloupe
    St Vincent
    St Kitts
    Haiti

    That's 18 there, so 2 have an off-year and miss out... small teams like Antigua maybe could sneak in. I admit I'm scraping the barrel a bit but it would be good for the confederations in the long run to have more competition than 2-4 competitive games every 4 years.
     
  7. chapinesROCK276

    Feb 12, 2009
    LA/Guatemala City
    Club:
    3 de Febrero
    Nat'l Team:
    Guatemala
    i seen on espn deportes earlier that this format of WCQ could take place for 2014:

    32 national teams (2 NT on the top 12 in the region rankings along with 2 NT from 13-32 in the region rankings for each group.....all games will be home-and-away)

    8 groups of 4 (top 2 NT advance) not so complicated
    example:
    USA
    Haiti
    Bahamas
    Dominica

    then: 4 groups of 4 (top 2 NT advance) a bit complicated..

    then: 2 goups of 4 (top team advance to the 2014 WC) more complicated..
    the best 3rd place team also advances to the WC which leaves the 4th place team for a playoff match against south america.....confusing??...lol...
     
  8. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd rather the old WCQ format than three group stages with four teams in each group.
     
  9. korsarz222

    korsarz222 New Member

    May 24, 2010
    This is fantastic news:) More games for the weaker teams and a better chance of development for them
     
  10. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    @_@...8 teams fighting for 3 1/2 spot?? more games :D

    Hexagonal...Octagonal...EL Octa :D
     

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