CONCACAF is getting a makeover.
The federation unveiled a new logo and brand identity as well as a schedule for their new Nations Cup tournament. The competition will consist of three-tiered leagues that will crown a champion and serve as a qualification stage into the newly reformatted Gold Cup competition.
#LoveForOurGame, Unity / Football / Quality / Access and a dynamic visual system for the 21st century. Our @CONCACAF brand has been reset to drive forward the future of our Confederation and the exciting growth of football across our region. pic.twitter.com/4ZEgWbf8As— Concacaf (@Concacaf) March 7, 2018
The competition will begin in September with a qualification process before the league competition begins next year. Each league will be divided into groups with a home-and-away, round-robin format. The competition begins in Fall of 2019, with a championship taking place in March 2020.
League A will contain four groups of three teams with the winners of each group qualifying for the CONCACAF Nations League Final Championship. The teams at the bottom of each League A group will be relegated to League B for the next tournament. Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, the United States and Trinidad & Tobago have earned the right to be seeded directly into League A due to their placement in the CONCACAF Hexagonal.
Matchups have been set for the Concacaf Nations League Qualifying Phase, kicking off this September— Concacaf (@Concacaf) March 7, 2018
Definidos los emparejamientos para las eliminatorias de la Liga de Naciones de CONCACAF que empezarán en Septiembre #CNLQ2018 | @CNationsLeague pic.twitter.com/VeRPKCQRdi
League B will contain four groups of four teams with the winner of each group promoted to League A, and the bottom relegated to League C for the next edition. League C will consist of the remaining nations with the winners promoted to League B.