Concacaf League start pushed back as nations stagger return to club competitions

June 24 – Concacaf has postponed the start of its 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf League, which was scheduled to begin on July 28.
The 22-team competition is the second tier of the confederation’s club competitions but qualifies six teams for the Concacaf Champions League.

In making the postponement Concacaf indicated it is giving calendar priority to the resumption of the club game in its member federations .

“We continue to work with our stakeholders to ensure we are well prepared to restart our competitions as soon as it is safe to do so. We are encouraged by the leagues across our confederation which have resumed play, or have firm plans to do so in the coming weeks,” said Concacaf in a statement.

“Our club competitions are dependent on the resumption of several domestic leagues and, as some remain in an uncertain position, we have made the decision to postpone the start of the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf League.”

No immediate date was given for the competition to start and it doesn’t look likely to be soon with Concacaf saying it will begin discussion on re-start dates with stakeholders “in the coming months”.

The annual Concacaf League was introduced as a 16-team competition in 2017 and expanded in 2019 to 22 teams. The structure of the competition sees 18 teams from Central America, three from the Caribbean and one from North America compete in a knock-out format.

Current champions are Costa Rica’s Deportivo Saprissa.

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