Football Americas

Gloves off, CONCACAF federations show their election colours

concacaf logo3By Paul Nicholson in the Bahamas
April 16 – If there was any lingering confusion as to where the CONCACAF federation votes were heading, in bulk, at the May election for FIFA president, no-one was left in any doubt after an extraordinary show of support from the floor for Sepp Blatter at the confederation's congress in the Bahamas today.

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Webb powers up CONCACAF with new goals and World Cup target

Webb5By Paul Nicholson in the Bahamas
April 16 – CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb used his opening remarks at the confederation's congress in the Bahamas to acknowledge the progress they have made as a group but to reset their goals for the next stages of reform and building.

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Blatter holds court and backs CONCACAF for 4th World Cup berth

Webb and BlatterBy Paul Nicholson in the Bahamas
April 16 - Speaking at the opening of the CONCACAF Congress in the Bahamas today (Thursday) FIFA president Sepp Blatter told his audience of national federations their confederation should have four automatic places at the FIFA World Cup.

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Caribbean federations have a hot day in the FIFA political sun

CFU CongressBy Paul Nicholson in the Bahamas
April 16 – For anyone taking the global annual football confederation congress tour, the Caribbean is the current stop on the schedule which will end in Zurich in May with the main event of the election of the FIFA president. And as in previous elections, the Caribbean is having its day in the FIFA political sun.

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CFU Club Championship kicks off with Champions League as the prize

CFU club championship logoApril 16 – While their federation presidents were in the Bahamas at the CONCACAF Congress, 15 clubs from nine Caribbean Football Union (CFU) member associations were starting their quest for qualification to the CONCACAF Champions League for the 2015/16 next season.

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Man Utd, Liverpool, Real, Inter and Roma return to US for pre-season match-ups

The Big HouseApril 16 - Manchester United are to return to the US for their pre-season tour this summer and will defend their 'International Champions Cup' title which they won last last year.

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Webb gathers his federations for congress as new era readies for new challenges

Jeffrey Webb7April 14 – This Thursday the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) will gather its national federations in Bahamas for what will be the third annual congress under the presidency of Jeffrey Webb. It has been a period of dramatic transformation and reform for the confederation and produced a regional governing body that is virtually unrecognisable in comparison to what had gone before.

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Gulati bangs drum for World Cup 2026, but cautious on bid process

Sunil GulatiApril 13 - The head of the United States Soccer Federation says handing the 2026 World Cup to his country would not only give the sport a further boost but also allow FIFA to put its flagship event back on safe territory in terms of its international image.

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May date set for first Women's Football Day

Womens footballApril 13 – CONCACAF has launched its first Women's Football Day as a celebration of women's football across the region. Planned as an annual event, the first will be held on Saturday, May 23.

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