Concacaf Nations League finals pushed back to June 2020

Concacaf has pushed back the finals of the first Concacaf Nations League from the March 2020 FIFA window until June 2020.

Olympic qualifying in Concacaf has been scheduled for March 20-April 1, 2020, which would have conflicted with the Concacaf Nations League final four. The June 2020 window is the final window before World Cup qualifying begins in Concacaf with the Hexagonal for the USA and five other teams and the start of qualifying for the lower-seeded teams.

The Concacaf Nations League kicks off on Thursday with the start of group play. The USA doesn't begin play until October when it plays the first of two matches against Cuba and Canada.

Concacaf Nations League will also serve as the qualifying pathway for the 2021 Gold Cup. Until now, the USA and Mexico have qualified automatically for every tournament.

The Concacaf Nations League consists of three tiers with four groups in each tier.

-- The two top teams in each group in League A (8 teams) and the top team in each group in League B will qualify (4 teams) for the 16-team Gold Cup.

-- In a two-stage playoff involving the last-place teams in League A, the second-place teams in League B and the group winners in Group C, the remaining 2021 Gold Cup qualifiers will be determined (4 teams).

Next story loading loading..

Discover Our Publications