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Canada Soccer President Victor Montagliani elected CONCACAF President

Posted on 12 May 2016 in CONCACAF

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CONCACAF Member Associations Unanimously Pass Landmark Statutes Reforms

Posted on 25 February 2016 in CONCACAF

CONCACAF today announced that its Member Associations voted unanimously to approve a comprehensive package of reforms More

Canada to focus on Olympic development at 2015 Pan Am Games

Posted on 11 May 2015 in CONCACAF

As Canada’s Men’s and Women’s National Teams each face daunting summer challenges, another set of up-and-coming players will be just as busy as they take part in the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. More

CONCACAF Celebrates 30th Ordinary Congress

Posted on 17 April 2015 in CONCACAF

CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb Re-Elected Unopposed to Second Term More

Canada to host CONCACAF Gold Cup games for the first time

Posted on 16 December 2014 in CONCACAF

Toronto’s BMO Field is one of two 2014 venues that will host Gold Cup games for the first time. More

Montagliani Speaks at CONCACAF Summit

Posted on 22 October 2013 in CONCACAF

Canada Soccer President Victor Montagliani updates attendees on FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 and FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. More

President Montagliani to sit on CONCACAF Executive Committee

Posted on 19 April 2013 in CONCACAF

Montagliani has been named to the CONCACAF Executive Committee for the North Zone and will serve a four-year mandate. More

Morace elected to CONCACAF Executive Committee

Posted on 3 May 2011 in CONCACAF

Canadian Women's National Team Head Coach Carolina Morace has been elected to the CONCACAF Executive Committee. More

CONCACAF celebrates 50 years

Posted on 20 January 2011 in CONCACAF

CONCACAF, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, celebrates its 50th anniversary this calendar year of 2011. To celebrate the milestone, CONCACAF has announced plans for a year-long series of events commemorating 50 years. The 50th anniversary will be incorporated into all confederation activities, including a gala celebration during the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer. More

CONCACAF Women's World Cup broadcast information

Posted on 22 October 2010 in CONCACAF

Fans can follow Canada's national team on television and online via the internet as Canada competes for a spot in next year's FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011. CONCACAF has announced that all matches from the upcoming CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifier will be broadcast online via CONCACAF.com. It has also announced that the Canadian Broadcast Corporation will broadcast Canada's matches on CBC, CBC Bold and CBCSports.ca.
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CONCACAF executive report

Posted on 12 May 2009 in CONCACAF

CONCACAF, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, announced several decisions Monday night after its executive meeting. Of note, Guatemala (U-20) and Costa Rica (U-17) were approved as host nations for next year's women's youth championships while Honduras was awarded an additional spot within CONCACAF Champions League.

Belize loses its spot in 2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League because it failed to meet the minimum standards for an adequate stadium. According to tournament regulations, teams must be capable of playing their home games within their own country in facilities that meet minimum requirements with regard to field, lighting, changing rooms and fan amenities. CONCACAF had allowed for a one-year grace period for teams to meet the standards. More

Record number of Countries to compete in qualifying rounds

Posted on 12 November 2003 in CONCACAF

CONCACAF will have a record number of National Associations competing in next year's qualifying events for respective FIFA World Championships in Futsal and Women's Under-19 competitions.

In the Women's Under-19, 23 National Associations will participate in next year's CONCACAF qualifying stages that will advance two teams to the 2004 FIFA World Championship in Thailand.

This will be the second time in history that CONCACAF has staged a qualifying event for the U-19 World Championship. In 2001, 18 teams began the road, which culminated in an eight-team event for the Final Round in Trinidad & Tobago 2002. More

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Victor Montagliani has been elected President of CONCACAF. Montagliani’s successful campaign focused on four pillars: strategic planning for competitions and commercial enterprise, good governance, strong leadership and an increased investment in football first, through development and infrastructure.

CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) is the continental governing body for association football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. As President, Montagliani will lead the direction for the confederation, based on the four pillars outlined in his campaign platform for ONE CONCACAF.

“I am truly honoured to have the confidence of CONCACAF’s members as we move into a new football first era for our confederation,” said Montagliani after the election in Mexico City. “Our members have voted in favour of reform, and I am committed to ensuring CONCACAF rebuilds its credibility with the football world and to position and ready the organization to deal effectively with the evolving global game.”

CONCACAF President-Elect Montagliani faced Bermuda Football Association President Larry Mussenden.

“I would like to thank Larry Mussenden for his commitment to CONCACAF and his earnest desire to see this organisation achieve greatness,” said Montagliani. “Larry and I share many of the same values and I look forward to working with him in the coming months and years to achieve our shared goals.”

Montagliani was recently re-elected for his second term as President of Canada Soccer. Before being elected President in May of 2012, Montagliani served as President of the British Columbia Soccer Association and as Vice-President of Canada Soccer from 2005-2012. Over the years, he has served as a member of the National Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, CONCACAF Gold Cup Organising Committee, and FIFA’s Legal Committee, FIFA’s Reform Committee and chaired the National Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada2014 and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.

“Today, we have taken an important step towards the future of one, united CONCACAF,” said Montagliani. “I welcome all CONCACAF members to join me in building ONE CONCACAF for the players and fans of the world`s greatest game. It is time to put football first!”

Key elements of Montagliani’s vision for a united CONCACAF include:

Good Governance: A commitment to reforms and ensuring accountability and transparency within the organization through aligning governance best practices.

Strategic Planning (Competitions & Commercial Enterprise): Building a CONCACAF brand reflecting trust and integrity by reviewing all competitions and enhancing efficiencies, commercial enterprise, development and inclusiveness.

Invest in Football First (Development & Infrastructure): Strategic plan and vision to be implemented over two World Cup cycles with an infrastructure program focused on putting football first through leadership training, grassroots programming, and generating opportunities for league creation.

Strong Leadership: Based on the concept of leadership as service, the leadership must model the highest standards of ethical behaviour, acting honestly and in good faith, in the best interests of CONCACAF and its member associations at all times.
 

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced that its Member Associations voted unanimously to approve a comprehensive package of reforms, which were first outlined in the CONCACAF Reform Framework and later drafted by CONCACAF’s Statutes Reform Committee, at the Confederation’s XXII Extraordinary Congress. CONCACAF’s revised statutes will become effective immediately as the Confederation and its Member Associations begin implementing the reforms.

The reforms to CONCACAF’s statutes fundamentally change the governance structure of football in the region and set new standards for accountability and transparency within international sports organizations. Once fully implemented, CONCACAF’s new structure will ensure that decisions regarding the Confederation’s operations are made in the best interest of CONCACAF Member Associations, confirm that there is strong external oversight of the CONCACAF Council and General Secretariat, and affirm that CONCACAF’s resources are being utilized to achieve the Confederation’s mission of developing and promoting football in the region.

In a statement, CONCACAF said: “The reforms passed today go further than ever before to incorporate essential principles of good governance and compliance into CONCACAF’s statutes. However, it is only the beginning of the equally important process of changing the culture of how football is governed and administered by implementing these reforms in a meaningful and sustainable way. CONCACAF will pursue implementation and enforcement of the reforms with the same determination that led to this important day for football in the region.”

Details on the implementation of key reforms include:

- Governance: Sixty days after the Extraordinary Congress, the current CONCACAF Executive Committee will be transformed into the CONCACAF Council. The CONCACAF Council, led by CONCACAF’s President, will assume responsibility for setting and achieving the Confederation’s strategic objectives and for football-related decision making. The General Secretariat will manage the day-to-day business operations of the Confederation with strategic direction and oversight from the Council and independent committees.

- Independence: Independent committees will be created to oversee Compensation, Governance, Audit and Compliance, and Finance. The Audit and Compliance Committee will be comprised entirely of independent members. The Compensation, Governance, and Finance Committees will be chaired by and comprised of a majority of independent members. Additionally, the CONCACAF Council will include up to three independent, non-voting members, who will be elected by CONCACAF’s Member Associations at the Ordinary Congress on May 12, 2016.

- Ethics: All candidates for the CONCACAF Council, CONCACAF President, standing committee members, members of judicial bodies, and senior Confederation officials will undergo eligibility checks to be conducted by the independent Ethics Committee. Until the independent Ethics Committee is formed, the CONCACAF Council will engage a third-party vendor to conduct the eligibility checks.

- Term Limits: Term limits of twelve years (consecutive or non-consecutive) will be applied to CONCACAF Council members and members of independent committees. Should existing members of the Executive Committee be elected to the CONCACAF Council, they may complete their current term plus one additional term so long as the member is in the last two years of his or her current term.

- Transparency: The CONCACAF Congress will have the authority to review and approve on an annual basis, upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee, the remuneration and other compensation of CONCACAF Council members, CONCACAF representatives before FIFA, the chairpersons of the Audit and Compliance Committee, Finance Committee, Compensation Committee and the Governance Committee, and senior officials including the General Secretary, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer.

- Accountability: CONCACAF has the right to audit any Member Association or Union receiving CONCACAF funds for a specific purpose to ensure that such funds are being used for said purpose.

The revised statutes will be available on CONCACAF’s website in the coming days.

As Canada’s Men’s and Women’s National Teams each face daunting summer challenges, another set of up-and-coming players will be just as busy as they take part in the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games.

In the women’s competition, Canada will field an Olympic Developmental U-18/U-23 squad (#canW23). The group will look to gain experience in international competitions as they look to make the transition into more prominent roles at the senior level with the 2016 Olympic Games approaching and more tournaments like the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ on the horizon.

Coached by Canada’s Women’s EXCEL Program U-18/U-23 Director Danny Worthington, the team will play out of Group B with three other countries that will participate in this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.

They’ll open with a game against Ecuador on Saturday 11 July before further games against Costa Rica (15 July) and Brazil (19 July) as they look to defend the Gold Medal that was won four years ago at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, MEX.

On the men’s side, the Pan American competition is an Olympic Developmental U-22 event and will be a valuable chance for the team (#canM23) to prepare for qualifying for the 2016 Olympics, which should get underway in the fall.

As the tournament runs concurrently with the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the final selection for the Pan American Games will be made based on remaining available players that can also be released from their professional environments.

With Men’s National Team Head Coach Benito Floro otherwise occupied in what will hopefully be a fruitful CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament, assistant coach Antonio Floro will be at the helm of the Pan American Games team so that a similar training structure and tactical environment with the senior team is maintained.

Canada will open Group A play with a mouthwatering fixture against Brazil on Sunday 12 July. Next up will be a game against CONCACAF rivals Panama (16 July) before they wrap up the round robin with a game against Peru (20 July).

The last time Canada took part in a men’s tournament in the Pan American Games was when Canada last hosted the event in Winnipeg in 1999. They finished just outside the medals in fourth after a close 1:2 loss to the United States in the Bronze Medal Game.

That tournament launched the careers of many future Men’s National Team players like Dwayne De Rosario, Patrice Bernier, and Lars Hirschfeld.

All soccer matches will be played at Tim Horton’s Field in Hamilton, ON. It will be renamed the CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium for the duration of the event.

Canada’s final player selection for both Men’s and Women’s competitions is expected to be submitted and announced in early June.

Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games schedule is available at http://www.toronto2015.org/0/football-soccer-schedule.
 

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