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The CONCACAF League of Nations is an announced international football (soccer) competition. The tournament would take place on dates that are currently allocated for international friendlies on the FIFA International Match Calendar. It is expected to begin in September 2018.
The tournament was announced in November 2017.

There will be divided three different leagues with a champion to be crowned at the end of each edition. The tournament will also determine which national teams qualify for the CONCACAF Gold Cup and will feature promotion and relegation between the leagues.

The format of the proposed competition has not yet been published, the proposals were first formally investigated at the XXXII CONCACAF Ordinary Congress in Oranjestad, Aruba on 8 April 2017. CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani stated that the purpose of the competition was to have a regular schedule of international fixtures for CONCACAF's national teams noting that some teams play fewer than 10 games in a four year period and needed more competitive games to assist the sport's development in those nations

AN EXAMPLE (NOT OFFICIAL) OF HOW THIS COULD LOOK



The League of Nations would divide CONCACAF's 41 member associations into three levels.

Level One would have two groups of six teams. Each group would play a 10-game round-robin, just like the current Hex. At the end of the round-robin, the top two nations in each group would advance to a single-game Final Four tournament, held in the same city over the course of a single week (Thurs./Sun). The bottom club in each group would be relegated to Level Two in the following League of Nations tournament.

Level Two would be identical to Level One, except the top two nations in each group would enter in a playoff with a nation from the opposite group. The winners would be promoted into Level One of the next cycle's League of Nations. The bottom club in each group would be relegated to Level Three in the following League of Nations tournament.

Level Three would have three groups of six, six, and five nations, playing a round-robin. The top two nations in each group would advance to a a promotion playoff (with a bye given to the two group winners with the highest points-per-game average). The winners of that playoff would be promoted into Level Two of the next cycle's League of Nations.
No national team would play more than 12 games in a League of Nations cycle. No national team would play fewer than 8 games.
 

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To formulate the groups of each division, each team will be placed in pots based on their respective rank.

In League-A Teams ranked 1-4 will be in pot 1, teams ranked 5-8 will make up pot 2 and teams ranked 9-12 will be in pot 3. Teams would be randomly distributed among the 3 groups. Each group requires one team from all 3 pots. The same rules apply to Leagues B & C.

In the third division, there will be two groups consisting of 4 teams to balance out the groups.

Here’s a version of the groups in the CONCACAF Nations League.

(Every set of groups would be different based on where the 2nd and 3rd placed teams were distributed)

1st Division:

Group A: Mexico (1), Curacao (8), Haiti (9)

Group B: USA (2), Trinidad (7), El Salvador (10)

Group C: Costa Rica (3), Jamaica (5), St. Kitts and Nevis (12)

Group D: Panama (4), Honduras (6), Canada (11)

2nd Division:

Group A: Nicaragua (13), Grenada (17), Belize (23)

Group B: Guatemala (14), Guyana (20), Dominica (22)

Group C: Antigua (15), Dominican Republic (19), Puerto Rico (21)

Group D: Barbados (16), Suriname (18), St. Vincent Grenadines (24)

3rd Division:

Group A: St. Lucia (25), Bermuda (28), Turk and Caicos (31), Anguilla (34)

Group B: Aruba (26), US Virgin Islands (29), Cayman Islands (32), Bahamas (35)

Group C: Cuba (27), Montserrat (30), British Virgin Islands (33)

https://www.mountroyalsoccer.com/2018/1/27/16935296/what-a-concacaf-nations-league-would-look-like
 
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