Concacaf will introduce expanded Champions League in 2023

The Concacaf Champions League, which has been played under three different formats in its first 12 seasons, will change again.

Concacaf will introduce an expanded Concacaf Champions League in 2023.

In recent years, the Concacaf Champions League has consisted of 16 teams -- nine from North America (United States, Canada and Mexico), the winner of the Caribbean Club Championship and six teams from the Concacaf League, which has had 22 entrants in 2019 and 2020.

The new format will qualify teams playing in Concacaf's three regions in the fall into the 16-team knockout stage played in the spring.

North America. Entrants: 20 teams (4 groups of 5). Qualifiers: 11.
Central America. Entrants: 20 teams (4 groups of 5). Qualifiers: 8.
Caribbean. Entrants: 10 teams (2 groups of 5). Qualifiers: 1.

The current format of the Concacaf Champions League will remain in place for the 2021, 2022 and 2023 editions. In 2023, the group stage of the new format will begin in the fall.
1 comment about "Concacaf will introduce expanded Champions League in 2023".
  1. R2 Dad, February 5, 2021 at 1:08 p.m.

    I think its a bad idea, watering down the competition.  More teams doesn't equate to a better event. Fans matter. Who pays for these events? I am not a cow to be milked, CONCACAF. Maybe they should focus on holding their end of the bargain, with MUCH better officiating, better fields for countries that insist on sustaining poor game surfaces for home advantage. The campaign against Puto in spanish-speaking countries proves CONCACAF can be effective--they just need the will to do so.

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