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    Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2014_15 Wraps up Season with New Champion and New Records

    Club America Lifts Trophy amidst New Attendance Records and High TV Ratings; Two-Leg Final Attendance a Historic 117,787

    Montreal, Canada (Wednesday, April 29, 2015) - The Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF) crowned tonight Club America from Mexico as the new champion of its premier regional competition, the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, and announced the highlights of the 2014/15 tournament, including new attendance records for both the group and championship stages.

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    Brazil Under-15 National Football Team Heading to Grand Cayman

    Three teams from outside the region to compete in this summer’s CONCACAF Boys’ Under-15 Championship in the Cayman Islands & Jamaica

    George Town, Cayman Islands (Tuesday, April 28, 2015) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that Brazil will participate in the 2015 CONCACAF Boys’ Under-15 Championship, scheduled to be contested August 11-23, in the Cayman Islands and Jamaica.

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    CONCACAF Disciplinary Committee Fines Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, Levies Provisional Stadium Ban

    Miami (Tuesday, April 28, 2015) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that its Disciplinary Committee has levied fines and issued a provisional stadium ban on Costa Rican club Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, for incidents of discrimination and breaches of safety protocol which occurred during the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League semifinal stage match played on April 7, 2015 at the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto in Alajuela.

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    CONCACAF Celebrates 30th Ordinary Congress

    CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb Re-Elected Unopposed to Second
    Term

    Nassau, Bahamas (Thursday, April 16, 2015) – The Confederation of North, Central
    America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) celebrated today its 30th Ordinary
    Congress and 21st Extra Ordinary Congress in the Bahamas, confirming President Jeffrey Webb to a second term in office while focusing on continuing reforms that have strengthened the organization. Other members of CONCACAF’s Executive Committee were also elected.

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    CONCACAF INTEGRITY COMMITTEE STATEMENT

    On April 18, 2013, at the request of the CONCACAF Executive Committee, the CONCACAF Integrity Committee released its Report of Investigation detailing organizational deficiencies within the Confederation. The Committee also issued subsequent recommendations to address and reform the issues outlined in its report. These recommendations were designed to supplement accountability and transparency initiatives already forethought by the Executive Committee.

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    CONCACAF to Organize First Annual Women’s Football Day in May

    The Confederation aims to unite all Member Associations to celebrate women’s football throughout the region

    Miami, FL (Friday, April 10, 2015)) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced the celebration of its first annual Women’s Football Day on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

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    CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal Schedule Amended

    First leg matchups involving Alajuelense-DC United and Olimpia-Herediano Switch Dates

    Miami, FL (Wednesday, December 3, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today issued an amended schedule for the quarterfinals of the 2014/15 edition of the CONCACAF Champions League, the region’s premier competition for clubs.

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    Official Draw Confirmed for the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship Honduras 2015

    Draw to take place Monday, December 8 in San Pedro Sula

    Miami (Tuesday, December 2, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) confirmed today the programming for the official draw for the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship Honduras 2015. The draw will take place on Monday, December 8 at 10 AM local time (11 ET), and will be streamed live via CONCACAF.com.

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    Field Set and Official Draw Confirmed for CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Jamaica 2015

    Draw to Take Place Thursday, October 30 in Montego Bay

    MIAMI (Tuesday, October 28, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) confirmed today the programming for the official draw for the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Jamaica 2015. The draw will take place on Thursday, October 30, at 1:30 PM EST, and will be streamed live via CONCACAF.com.

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    CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb welcomes Soccerex to Barbados

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb officially welcomed attendees to the Soccerex Americas Forum at the inaugural ceremony on Tuesday in the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Bridgetown, Barbados.

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    Semifinal Matchups Set for CONCACAF Women’s Championship USA 2014

    Three-and-a-half tickets for 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada on the line in Philadelphia

    Miami (Tuesday, October 21, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced the matchups and schedule for the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship USA 2014, to be played at Philadelphia’s PPL Park on Friday, October 24.

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    CONCACAF to Host “Let’s Develop Women’s Football” Seminar Alongside 2014 Women’s Championship Finale

    Development Focused Meeting to Convene Experts in Philadelphia on Final Weekend of Regional Championship

    MIAMI (Thursday, October 9, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced plans to host a top-level conference focusing on development in women’s football on October 25 and 26, 2014, in Philadelphia, coinciding with the semifinals and final of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship.

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    Coaches and Technical Directors of the Americas Gather in Panama to Gain Insight on Performances at FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014

    Focus on development takes center stage as CONCACAF and CONMEBOL review World Cup technical report

    Panama City, Panama (Thursday, September 11, 2014) – Representatives from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL met in Panama City today to review the FIFA World Cup Technical Report and gather valuable insights from the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 in a bid to furnish the region’s coaches and technical directors with the latest developments in the field.

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    Central American Cup Tigo 2014 USA Championship, Third- and Fifth-Place Matchups Set

    Bid to Centennial Cup America on the line in L.A. Grand Finale; Four 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup berths already set

    Guatemala City, Guatemala (Wednesday, September 10, 2014) – The Central American Football Union (UNCAF) today announced the matchups for the final day of play of the Central American Cup Tigo 2014 USA, set for this Saturday, September 13, at the historic Los Angeles Coliseum.

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    Final Roster Changes Announced for Central American Cup Tigo 2014 USA

    Final Group Round Tripleheader Kicks off at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston at 5 PM Local Time on Wednesday

    Guatemala City, Guatemala (Tuesday, September 09, 2014) – The Central American Football Union (UNCAF) today announced the final roster adjustments for teams contesting the Central American Cup Tigo 2014 USA. The third round of group play is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10, at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

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    Draw Yields Matchups for CONCACAF Women’s Championship USA 2014

    Three-and-a-half spots on the line for 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada

    Miami (Friday, September 5, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today conducted the draw for the CONCACAF Women’s Championship USA 2014, to be disputed from October 15-26 of this year.

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    Statement from CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb

    As Chairman of the FIFA Anti-Racism and Discrimination Task Force, I commend the landmark ruling by the disciplinary commission of the Superior Court of Sporting Justice in Brazil for banning football club Gremio from the Brazilian Cup over recent racist incidents against opposing team Santos.

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    Official Draw for 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship to Take Place Friday, September 5 at 10 AM EST

    MIAMI (Thursday, September 04, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is pleased to remind media that the official draw for the CONCACAF Women’s Championship USA 2014 will take place on Friday, September 5, at 10 AM EST.

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    Final Rosters Announced for Central American Cup Tigo 2014 USA

    Multiple World Cup veterans, MLS and Europe-based players highlight lists; Teams scheduled to arrive Monday in DC area for Wednesday triple header at RFK

    Guatemala City, Guatemala (Monday, September 01, 2014) – The Central American Football Union (UNCAF) today released the final rosters for the Central American Cup Tigo 2014 USA, set to kick off this Wednesday, September 3, with a triple-header at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. The final lists incorporate a number of compelling names from across Central America, including a large delegation of Costa Rican 2014 FIFA World Cup veterans, led by standout forward Joel Campbell.

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    Series Tickets for 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship in Kansas City Available Starting Friday, August 29 at 10 AM CT

    2015 FIFA World Cup Qualifying for CONCACAF Region Opens with Group A and Group B Doubleheaders on Oct. 15 and 16 at Sporting Park

    Miami (August 25, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and US Soccer announced today that tickets for first-round games in Kansas City for the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship, the tournament that will directly qualify three teams to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, go on sale to the public Friday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. CT.

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    Webb provides anti-discrimination update at FIFA Congress

    Chairman of FIFA Anti-Racism and Discrimination Task Force pledges Member Associations to join the battle for inclusion

    SAO PAULO, Brazil (Wednesday, June 11, 2014) – Addressing an audience of more than 1,200 delegates and guests at the 64th FIFA Congress in Sao Paulo, FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President, Jeffrey Webb, provided an update on the plan crafted to support the world of football in the fight against racism and discrimination.

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    Provisional Rosters Announced for Central American Cup Tigo 2014 USA

    Multiple World Cup veterans, MLS and Europe-based players highlight lists

    Guatemala City, Guatemala (Monday, August 18, 2014) – The Central American Football Union (UNCAF) today released the seven preliminary rosters for the Central American Cup Tigo 2014 USA, to be played September 3-13 in the United States.

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    TIGO Announced as Title Sponsor of Central American Cup 2014 USA

    Guatemala City, Guatemala (Tuesday, August 19, 2014) – The Central American Football Union (UNCAF) announced Tigo as the title sponsor of the Central American Cup, which will take place in the United States in 2014 from September 3-13, 2014.

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    Draw Held in Guatemala for Inaugural CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship

    Six-team event, to crown first-ever Confederation club champion, kicks off August 20 in Guatemala City

    Miami (Friday, August 01, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the results of the draw for the inaugural CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship, to be played August 20-24 in Guatemala City.

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    Honduras to Host CONCACAF Under-17 Championship in 2015

    Twelve nations will compete for regional title, tickets to FIFA Under-17 World Cup Chile 2015

    MIAMI (Tuesday, July 29, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced that Honduras will host next year’s CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, scheduled to kick off in February.

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    Webb statement on Tavecchio comments

    The football community is appalled by the recent racist comments made by the Italian Football Federation Vice President, Mr. Carlo Tavecchio, a year after FIFA Member Associations unanimously approved a resolution to fight against racism and discrimination.

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    Host Cities and Qualification Format Announced for CONCACAF Women’s Championship 2014

    Kansas City, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., to host Championship; eight finalist nations to battle for multiple berths in FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

    MIAMI (Thursday, July 24, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced that the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship will be played in four host cities in the United States: Chicago, Kansas City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

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    Jamaica Set to Host CONCACAF Under-20 Championships in January

    New format will see group action in Kingston and Montego Bay

    MIAMI (Wednesday, July 23, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced Jamaica as host of the upcoming CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, scheduled for January 2015.

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    Schedule Announced for Central American Cup 2014 to Be Played in the U.S. this September

    Tickets for Official UNCAF Tournament on sale to the general public this Tuesday, July 22

    GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (Thursday, July 17, 2014) – The Central American Football Union (UNCAF) today announced the groups, schedule and ticket information for the Central American Cup 2014 USA, to be played September 3-13 in the United States.

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    CONCACAF Sets Champions League Schedule for 2014/15 Season Group Phase

    Twenty-Four Teams to Compete for Regional Club Championship in Play Kicking Off August 5

    Miami, FL (Thursday, July 3, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today unveiled the group phase schedule for the 2014/15 edition of the CONCACAF Champions League, the region’s premier competition for clubs.

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    Webb provides anti-discrimination update at FIFA Congress

    Chairman of FIFA Anti-Racism and Discrimination Task Force pledges Member Associations to join the battle for inclusion

    SAO PAULO, Brazil (Wednesday, June 11, 2014) – Addressing an audience of more than 1,200 delegates and guests at the 64th FIFA Congress in Sao Paulo, FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President, Jeffrey Webb, provided an update on the plan crafted to support the world of football in the fight against racism and discrimination.

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    CONCACAF Focuses on Reform during its 29th Ordinary Congress and 20th Extraordinary Congress

    Bonaire Officially Welcomed As Full CONCACAF Member

    MIAMI (Monday, June 9, 2014) - SAO PAULO, Brazil (Tuesday, June 10, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) held today its 29th Ordinary and 20th Extraordinary Congresses in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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    Guatemala’s Mazariegos wins CONCACAF Interactive 2014 championship

    Regional championship to be contested outside Central America for first time

    MIAMI (Monday, June 9, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that Guatemala’s Fred Mazariegos has been crowned the CONCACAF Interactive 2014 (CI14) champion.

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    Central American Cup 2014 to Open in Washington, D.C. with Triple-Header

    Regional championship heads to RFK Stadium on September 3

    GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (Saturday, June 7, 2014) – The Central American Football Union (UNCAF) announced today that the Central American Cup USA 2014 will open with a triple-header at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, September 3.



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    CONCACAF Begins Single Point of Contacts (SPOC) Appointment Process for Integrity and Diversity Programs in all Member Associations

    Miami, FL (Thursday, June 5, 2014)- The Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced the beginning of the process of appointments for Single Point of Contacts (SPOC) in every Member Association. These individuals will assist the Confederation in extending the efficient and effective regional integrity network aimed at protecting the game of football by combatting match-manipulation, racism and discrimination.

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    Dallas to Host Group Stage of Central American Cup 2014 at Historic Cotton Bowl

    Regional championship heads to Cotton Bowl on September 10

    GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (Wednesday, June 4, 2014) – The Central American Football Union (UNCAF) today announced that the Cotton Bowl will be among the venues for the Central American Cup USA 2014, when Dallas, TX plays host to Central America’s national soccer teams on Sunday, September 7.



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    CONCACAF Announces Six Finalists for CI14

    Playoffs in Coming Days; Winner to Travel to Brazil this Summer

    Miami (Tuesday, June 3, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the six finalists of CONCACAF Interactive 2014 (CI14), with final Hexagonal action set to take place in the final days leading up to the FIFA World Cup.

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    CONCACAF Announces Groups and Reveals Logo for Inaugural Girls’ Under-15 Championship

    Sixteen teams will vie for Confederation title

    GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (Monday, June 2, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced the competitors, unveiled the logo and released the match schedule of the inaugural CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship, to be held in the Cayman Islands from August 6-17, 2014.

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    Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to Host Central American Cup 2014 USA Final on September 13

    Regional championship to be contested outside Central America for first time

    GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (Tuesday, May 27, 2014) – The Central American Football Union (UNCAF) today announced that the Final of the Central American Cup 2014 USA will be played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 13.

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    CONCACAF Completes First “Train the Trainers” Courses alongside FIFA and Interpol

    Miami (Wednesday, May 21, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today completed the first round of its “Train the Trainers” course, an undertaking facilitated by FIFA and the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), and aimed at intensifying the ongoing work to combat match-fixing in football.

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    Official Draw for 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League to Take Place on May 28 in Miami

    MIAMI (Wednesday, May 21, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is pleased to remind media that the official draw for the 2014-15 edition of the CONCACAF Champions League will take place on Wednesday, May 28.

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    UNCAF’s Central American Cup to be Held in the United States in Late Summer 2014

    In celebration of UNCAF’s 25th anniversary, tournament to be played Sept. 3-13, serves as qualifier for 2015 Gold Cup and Centennial Cup America 2016

    GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (Tuesday, May 20, 2014) – The Central American Football Union (UNCAF) today officially confirmed that it will play the Central American Cup in the United States from September 3-13, 2014. In addition to providing a series of berths in important international tournaments, the Central American Cup USA 2014 will serve to celebrate UNCAF’s upcoming 25th anniversary.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Monday, May 19, 2014

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    United States to Host CONCACAF Women’s Championship on Road to World Cup Canada 2015

    MIAMI (May 16, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced that the United States will host the CONCACAF Women’s Championship 2014, which also serves as the finals of the Confederation’s qualifying tournament for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.

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    Protecting Integrity of Football Remains a Priority for CONCACAF

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - Miami -- Protecting the integrity of the game was top of mind during a joint FIFA-INTERPOL Workshop, officially opened by CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President, Jeffrey Webb.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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    Centennial Cup America Logo Unveiled

    Official U.S. Spanish-Language Broadcast Partner Univision Serves as Host for Event

    MIAMI, FL (Tuesday, May 13, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) unveiled today the logo for the historic Centennial Cup America, to be played in the United States in the summer of 2016.



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    CONCACAF Signs Agreement with INTERPOL to Combat Match-Fixing

    MIAMI, FL (Monday, May 12, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), announced today the signing of a formal cooperation agreement with the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) aimed at intensifying the ongoing work to combat match-fixing in football.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Monday, May 5, 2014

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    CONCACAF and CONMEBOL Announce Agreement to Bring Copa America 2016 to the United States

    Centennial Cup America Will Be Most Important Sporting Event in U.S. in Decades

    MIAMI, FL (Thursday, May 1, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) revealed in a joint press conference today in Miami that the Centennial Edition of the Copa America will be played in the United States in 2016.

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    CONCACAF Announces the Official Twitter Account Launch of President Jeffrey Webb

    Through this account, the President will share his passion for football while engaging fans and stakeholders to encourage the love for the game. This new platform will allow the Confederation to build a stronger network that supports its mission to develop, promote and manage football throughout the region with integrity, transparency, and passion in order to inspire participation in the game.

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    CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb Statement on Recent Anti-Discrimination Reactions in Sport

    “I take great pride in seeing such demonstrations of solidarity in the fight against racism and discrimination across prominent sports industries. The recent overwhelmingly positive responses throughout the globe in support of a zero tolerance stance proves society is moving towards protecting the basic principle of respect and embracing diversity.”

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    CONCACAF Announces Deal Renewal with Traffic Sports for Sponsorship Rights

    Traffic’s vast history managing international soccer events deepens partnership in agreement running through 2022

    MIAMI (Monday, April 28, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that Traffic Sports has purchased the sponsorship rights to all of the Confederation’s properties, including the Gold Cup and the CONCACAF Champions League, to become its official Corporate Partnership Agency.

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    CONCACAF Names Award Winners for 2013-14 Champions League

    TOLUCA, Mexico (Wednesday, April 23, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced this evening award winners in four 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League categories after Cruz Azul captured the title on the away-goals rule over Toluca.

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    CONCACAF Appeals Committee Decision on Cruz Azul Case

    MIAMI, FL (Monday, April 21, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that its Appeals Committee has reduced by two matches the suspension to Cruz Azul Goalkeeper Jesus Corona, imposed for the player’s role in an on-field melee following the second leg of Cruz Azul’s CONCACAF Champions League semi-final victory over Club Tijuana on Wednesday, April 9 at the Estadio Azul in Mexico City.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Monday, April 21, 2014

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    CONCACAF Disciplinary Committee Renders Decisions on Club Tijuana Champions League Case

    MIAMI, FL (Thursday, April 17, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that its Disciplinary Committee has levied fines on Mexican club Club Tijuana, and suspended defender Hernan Pellerano and Coach Cesar Farias for their roles in an altercation following the CONCACAF Champions League semifinal return match on Wednesday, April 9 at the Estadio Azul in Mexico City.

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    CONCACAF Disciplinary Committee Renders Decisions on Cruz Azul Champions League Case

    MIAMI, FL (Tuesday, April 15, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that its Disciplinary Committee has levied fines on Mexican club Cruz Azul FC, and extended a suspension to goalkeeper Jesus Corona for his part in an altercation following the CONCACAF Champions League semifinal return match on Wednesday, April 9 at the Estadio Azul in Mexico City.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Monday, April 14, 2014

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    Media Weekly Update

    Monday, April 7, 2014

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    Television Broadcast Schedule Confirmed for CONCACAF Champions League Finals

    MIAMI (Thursday, April 10, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) released today the broadcast schedule for the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League Finals, which kick off next Tuesday, April 15.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Monday, April 7, 2014

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    CONCACAF, UEFA sign MOU of mutual commitment

    GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (Saturday, April 5, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for mutual co-operation towards the development of the game.

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    CONCACAF Disciplinary Committee Fines Deportivo Toluca for Unauthorized Video Taping

    MIAMI, FL (Tuesday, April 01, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that its Disciplinary Committee has fined Deportivo Toluca FC for infringement of the CONCACAF Champions League Team Media Guidelines and consequent breach of the FIFA Disciplinary Code unsporting behavior and Fair Play.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Monday, March 31, 2014

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    Television Broadcast Schedule Confirmed for CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals

    MIAMI (Monday, March 31, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) released today the broadcast schedule for the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League semifinals, which kick off on April 1.

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    CONCACAF Statement

    Thursday, March 27, 2014 – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that General Secretary Enrique Sanz will be undergoing treatment for leukemia.

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    Message of the Chairman of the FIFA Anti-Racism and Discrimination Task Force, Jeffrey Webb, on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

    On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the football family reinforces the importance to eradicate racism and discrimination from football and society and reiterates its assertion to promoting diversity within the world of football.

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    Schedule and Matchups Set for 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals

    Three Liga MX Teams and One Central American Side Alive in the Battle for Regional Club Supremacy and the Ticket to the FIFA World Club Championship

    Miami (Thursday, March 20, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) confirmed today the schedule and matchups for the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League semifinals.

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    CONCACAF appoints Diversity Officers

    Officials will play key role in implementing Protocol on Racist Incidents in Stadiums

    MIAMI (Wednesday, March 12, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that it has appointed a team of Diversity Officers to co-ordinate the monitoring and elimination of any racist or discriminatory behavior during matches as a component of its efforts to broaden its Embrace Diversity campaign.

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    MoneyGram Joins CONCACAF Champions League as the Global Money Transfer Sponsor

    MoneyGram Golden Boot to Be Awarded in April to the Tournament’s
    Leading Scorer

    Miami (Monday, March 10, 2014) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and its commercial partnership agency, Traffic Sports, announced today that MoneyGram, a leading money transfer company and payment services company, is a sponsor of the CONCACAF Champions League.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Monday, March 10, 2014

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    CONCACAF Launches Education-Based Protocol to Fight Match-Fixing

    Combatting Match Manipulation Head-on, New Integrity Training Initiative to Reach Players and Officials at All CONCACAF Championships

    MIAMI (March 7, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has introduced a blanket prevention initiative in the on-going fight against match manipulation, launching an education program for the benefit of players, coaches and officials participating in CONCACAF championships at all age levels.

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    Full Television Schedule Announced for CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal Matchups

    All Eight Quarterfinal Games Will be Televised across a Majority of the Confederation Market

    MIAMI (Thursday, March 6, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) released today the broadcast schedule for the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, with widespread TV coverage to include all eight quarterfinal matches.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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    CONCACAF Appoints Members of Caribbean Professional League Task Force

    Body of experts charged with examining feasibility of regional circuit

    Monday, March 3, 2014 (Miami) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the formation of a new task force to examine the feasibility of a potential Caribbean professional football league, as the Confederation deepens its commitment to the growth of the game across the region.

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    Positive Development for Women’s Soccer in Canada, Says CONCACAF President

    Praises Canadian Soccer for its development and improvement

    MONTREAL, Canada (Sunday, March 2, 2014) - Speaking after the Official Draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 today, FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President, Jeffrey Webb, congratulated the Canadian Soccer Association for successfully raising the profile of women’s soccer in Canada.

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    CONCACAF to Launch CONCACAF Interactive 2014 (#CI14)

    Fans from Across the Region Are Invited to Compete for All-Expenses-Paid Trip for Two to be guests at the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final in Brazil.

    MIAMI (February 26, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced the CONCACAF Interactive 2014 (#CI14), a competition in which sports fans and gamers from across the region will compete for the title of CONCACAF Interactive Champion, as well as an all-expenses-paid trip for two to be guests at the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) Grand Final 2014 this summer in Rio de Janeiro.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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    Webb urges business leaders to invest in youth and sports

    CONCACAF President tells conference sports is a tool for growth and social change

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (Thursday, February 20, 2014) -- FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb urged business leaders to invest in youth and sports during a speech at the Cayman Economic Outlook conference on Thursday.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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    Media Weekly Update

    Monday, February 10, 2014

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    Media Weekly Update

    Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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    Media Weekly Update

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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    Media Weekly Update

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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    Media Weekly Update

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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    CONCACAF Introduces Anti-Racism Protocol for Matches

    Protocol complements Embrace Diversity™ campaign to promote integration within the football community and society

    Miami, January 13, 2014 - CONCACAF’s Executive Committee has passed a comprehensive protocol for dealing with racist incidents during matches in CONCACAF tournaments which enters into force with immediate effect. The protocol outlines a three-stage method for dealing with any serious racist and/or discriminatory behavior in football stadiums, such as racist chants, insults, screams and banners.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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    2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals Schedule Set

    Eight teams will battle for a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014

    MIAMI (January 6, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the schedule for the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.

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    CONCACAF Approves U.S. Soccer’s / MLS Request to Amend Their Qualification Process to CONCACAF Champions League

    MIAMI (Friday, December 13, 2013)- The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that its Executive Committee reviewed and approved U.S. Soccer’s request to amend the qualification process for the Member Association’s four spots in the CONCACAF Champions League.

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    Inaugural CONCACAF Awards to Be Presented in December

    Miami (Tuesday, November 26, 2013) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is pleased to announce the first-annual CONCACAF Awards, to honor the year’s stand-out performers and achievements from across Confederation events.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Monday, November 18, 2013

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    CONCACAF Officials Attend Mexico and New Zealand Playoff and Hall of Fame Induction

    Mexico D.F., November 12, 2013 – FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb, Executive Committee member Eduardo Li, and General Secretary Enrique Sanz attended Wednesday’s first leg of the intercontinental play-off between Mexico and New Zealand at a vibrant Azteca Stadium.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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    Bien-Aime appointed to CONCACAF Executive Committee

    Miami, November 11, 2013 – The General Secretary of the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA), Sonia Bien-Aime, has been appointed a member of the CONCACAF Executive Committee on November 9. During the most recent ExCo meeting held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, members congratulated Bien-Aime for her treasured contribution to football as she accepted her new leadership role within the Confederation.

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    Draw Yields Enticing Matchups for CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship 2014 Cayman Islands

    Grand Cayman (Tuesday, November 5, 2013) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today conducted the draw for the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship 2014 Cayman Islands.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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    CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship Draw and Logo Unveiling Set for Tuesday, November 5

    MIAMI (Wednesday, October 30, 2013) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is pleased to announce the official draw and logo unveiling for the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship 2014 Cayman Islands, to take place on Tuesday, November 5. The draw will be conducted at 7 pm EST (6 pm Cayman) at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman.

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    Media Weekly Update

    Monday, October 28, 2013

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    CONCACAF Bids Farewell to Jill Fracisco

    Miami (Friday, October 25, 2013) -- The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the departure of Jill Fracisco from the organization after 20 years of service."

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    CONCACAF Announces Champions League Quarterfinal Match ups

    MIAMI (Friday, October 25, 2013) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has confirmed the quarterfinal pairings for the 2013-14 edition of the CONCACAF Champions League, the region’s premier competition for clubs, following the completion of Group Stage play last night."

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    Successful CONCACAF summit brings renewed commitment to cooperation

    George Town, Grand Cayman, October 22 - Leaders from the worlds of football, business and government came together at the first CONCACAF Sports Summit on Tuesday, pledging to forge new partnerships to further develop the game across North and Central America and the Caribbean.

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    CONCACAF Sports Summit 2013 Kicks Off with Powerful Messages

    Georgetown, Grand Cayman, October 21 2013 - CONCACAF’S landmark Sports Summit 2013 ‘Transformation through Partnership’ got under way on Monday with a gala dinner and welcome from President Jeffrey Webb and key guest speakers.

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    Weekly Media Update

    Monday, October 21, 2013

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    The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Names Webb First Recipient of the “Protect the Goal” Award for the Diaspora

    Cayman Islands, October 21, 2013 — (UNAIDS) will announce today, at the 2013 CONCACAF Sports Summit, that Jeffrey Webb, President of the North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), has been awarded the prestigious 2013 UNAIDS “Protect the Goal” Special Award for the Diaspora.

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    CONCACAF Appoints Director of Sports Integrity

    Miami (Friday, October 18, 2013) -- The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the appointment of Dr. Laila Mintas as Director of Sports Integrity, effective November 15th, 2013.

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    Weekly Media Update

    Monday, October 14, 2013

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    INSPIRATIONAL START TO CONCACAF SPORTS SUMMIT

    Miami (October 14, 2013) -- Key figures in football, business and government from across North and Central America and the Caribbean and beyond will gather in the Cayman Islands next week for a landmark summit under the theme of “Transformation through Partnership”.

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    CONCACAF and COMEX Celebrate First International Referee Symposium to Further Professionalize Labors between the Lines

    Mexico City, October 11, 2013 – The first International Referee Symposium 2013 kicked off Thursday, thanks to a partnership between CONCACAF and COMEX which aims to enhance the work of referees, as it demonstrates and reaffirms the interest of both institutions in promoting the development of professional refereeing in football in the region.

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    Weekly Media Update

    Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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    CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship Jamaica 2013 Draw Held in Montego Bay

    MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (Monday, October 7, 2013) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) conducted a draw today for the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship Jamaica 2013.

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    CONCACAF to Host Inaugural Sports Summit Highlighting Development through Football

    Prominent speakers and industry stakeholders to gather in Grand Cayman, present best practices and share experiences

    Miami, FL (October 1, 2013) -- The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announces the first 2013 Sports Summit, to be hosted on October 22nd in the Cayman Islands. The principal objective of the Sports Summit is to enrich the vital partnership between governments and football federations in order to further growth and develop the sport within the region. The theme of the summit, “Transformation through Partnership”, outlines and encourages social and economic development as well as sports tourism opportunities.

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    CONCACAF WEEKLY MEDIA UPDATE

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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    CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship Draw and Logo Unveiling Set for Monday, October 7

    MIAMI (Tuesday, October 1, 2013) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is pleased to announce the official draw and logo unveiling for the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship Jamaica 2013, to take place on Monday, October 7. The draw will be conducted at 11 am EST (10 am Jamaica) at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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    CONCACAF WEEKLY MEDIA UPDATE

    Monday, September 23, 2013

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    CONCACAF STATEMENT

    The El Salvador Football Federation (FESFUT) announced today sanctions to a number of Salvadoran players, including 14 life bans, as a result of an ongoing investigation into match manipulation allegations.

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    CONCACAF WEEKLY MEDIA UPDATE

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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    Anti-Racism and Discrimination Task Force Discusses Education and Implementation of Measures

    Miami, FL (September 12, 2013) - The FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination, chaired by FIFA Vice-President and CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb, held its second meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich today to discuss its education platform and measures.

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    CONCACAF WEEKLY MEDIA UPDATE

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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    CONCACAF Statement

    The Football Federation of El Salvador has recently announced that they have temporarily banned 22 players for a period of 30 days as a provisional disciplinary measure in order to provide the best environment to conduct an in-depth investigation on alleged match manipulation incidents.

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    CONCACAF Kicks Off First Under-15 Championship

    GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (Tuesday, August 13, 2013) -- The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) will kick off the inaugural CONCACAF Under-15 Championship on Tuesday in Grand Cayman. The tournament will be contested through August 25 among the national teams of twenty-three member associations, making it the largest CONCACAF competition of its kind to be played in a single country.

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    CONCACAF Kicks Off First D License Training Course

    Mexico City (Friday, August 9, 2013) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) launched its first D License coaching course today in Mexico City, serving to reinforce the governing body's vision and commitment to education, so that the standard of the game can be raised throughout the region. It is CONCACAF's first official licensing program for coaches and it will establish the foundation for the future proliferation of a comprehensive educational curriculum.

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    CONCACAF Statement

    CONCACAF unequivocally denies the allegation by Jack Warner that has been reported by the press that CONCACAF has given him permission to undertake or consented to any legal action by Mr. Warner against Sir David Simmons. CONCACAF has had no discussions with Mr. Warner regarding, nor does it consent to the undertaking of, any legal action against Sir David Simmons, any other member of the Integrity Committee, any member or executive of CONCACAF or any member of the Football community. CONCACAF fully supports the findings of the independent Integrity Committee.

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    CONCACAF Statement

    CHICAGO (Friday, July 26, 2013) - Following a review today by the CONCACAF Disciplinary Committee, in accordance with Article VI.1b of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Regulations, it was decided that United States national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been suspended for one match. This decision was reached in accordance with Articles 18.4, 19.1, 19.2 and 20 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

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    CONCACAF Secretary General Enrique Sanz: first-year anniversary

    CHICAGO, Illinois (Thursday, July 25, 2013) – One year out from the unanimous appointment of Secretary General Enrique Sanz by the CONCACAF Executive Committee, and through the vision of President Jeffrey Webb, the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) continues its work - in building a solid and sustainable development platform in the region, while adopting measures to stimulate the growth of the game.

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    2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinals Set

    MIAMI (Sunday, July 21, 2013)- The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the official pairings and kick-off times of the Semifinal matches in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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    CONCACAF GOLD CUP QUARTERFINALS IN BALTIMORE SOLD OUT

    MIAMI (Friday, July 19, 2013) – The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that the 2013 Gold Cup Quarterfinals featuring USA vs. El Salvador and Costa Rica vs. Honduras on Sunday, July 21, will be played before a sold out crowd of more than 71,000 fans at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

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    CONCACAF Disciplinary Committee Fines Costa Rica’s Head Coach

    MIAMI, FL (Saturday, July 20, 2013) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that its Gold Cup Disciplinary Committee has fined Costa Rica Head Coach Jorge Luis Pinto the amount of $5,000 (five thousand dollars), and has given him an official warning for future incidents.

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    CONCACAF Releases Names of Players Added to Gold Cup Rosters

    MIAMI (Wednesday, July 17, 2013) – The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the names of the players added to the rosters of teams participating in the knockout phase of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, in line with the tournament regulations changes communicated this past April.

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    2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinals Set

    MIAMI (Tuesday, July 16, 2013) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the official pairings and kick-off times of Quarterfinal matches in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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    CONCACAF Statement

    CONCACAF was notified of an attempt to bribe Belize national team players Woodrow West and Ian Gaynair on July 7th, two days ahead of their Group A, Gold Cup match against the United States that took place in Portland, OR.

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    CONCACAF unveils Embrace Diversity™ anti-racism and discrimination campaign

    LOS ANGELES (Sunday, July 7, 2013) – CONCACAF launched its Embrace Diversity™ campaign prior to the Gold Cup’s first game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. CONCACAF President and Chairman of FIFA’s Anti-Racism and Discrimination Task Force, Jeffrey Webb, and CONCACAF General Secretary, Enrique Sanz, presented the vision of this regional initiative created to provide a strong, recognized, effective and influential voice to promote integration within the football community and society.

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    CONCACAF Names DataFactory Official Statistical Service Provider for the Confederation

    Miami, FL (Saturday, July 6, 2013) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced a strategic partnership with DataFactory, naming the company the official provider of statistics for the Confederation.

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    CONCACAF Unveils New Website Designed to Maximize User Experience

    Miami, FL (Saturday, July 06, 2013) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has launched a new website engineered to maximize the virtual experience of fans across the Confederation, as well as a 2013 Gold Cup mobile application.

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    CONCACAF Selects Group of Elite Referees for 2013 Gold Cup

    Miami, FL (Friday, July 05, 2013) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) revealed today the list of referees set to officiate the matches of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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    CONCACAF Champions League Announces 2013-14 Schedule

    MIAMI, FL (Monday, July 1, 2013) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today unveiled the group stage schedule for the 2013-14 edition of the CONCACAF Champions League, the region’s premier competition for clubs.

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    CONCACAF Unveils Student-Designed U15 Championship Logo

    Miami, FL (Saturday, June 29, 2013)- The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today unveiled the logo designed by students for the inaugural CONCACAF Under-15 Championship, to be held in the Cayman Islands in August.

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    UPDATED: FINAL ROSTERS FOR CONCACAF GOLD CUP 2013 ANNOUNCED

    MIAMI, FL (Friday, June 28, 2013) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) unveiled today the final rosters submitted by the National Teams participating in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. This year’s competition for the regional crown promises to be an intense one, with established stars and emerging young players alike highlighting the twelve rosters announced today.

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    7UP Named Official Soft Drink of 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup

    MIAMI (March 20, 2013) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced an agreement with Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) that makes 7UP the Official Soft Drink of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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