CONCACAF Champions League, known officially as the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League for sponsorship reasons, is an annual continental club football competition organized by CONCACAF.
Details CONCACAF Champions League
Current Champion: C.F. Monterrey (5th title)
Qualifier for: FIFA Club World Cup
Founded: 1962; 60 years ago; (rebranded in 2008)
Most successful club(s): América (7 titles)
Region: North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF)
This competition is played on a yearly basis, with the winner earning a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup every year. This tournament had its inaugural season in 1962 and has repeatedly changed its name and its format.▶️CONCACAF MATCH HERE
The CONCACAF Champions League TV schedule is for the cup competition featuring teams from across North America, Central America and the Caribbean, which includes games televised across a range of networks. These include FOX Sports, Univision and TUDN. Plus games are sometimes available via the CONCACAF app and/or website.
Matches from the Scotiabank Champions League will air live on FS1, FS2 and Fox Soccer Plus on TV, whereas FOX Sports’ apps and web platform will provide high-quality live streams to subscribers. Spanish-language broadcaster Univision has secured American rights to the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League.
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It allocates ten spots to the highest-ranked leagues in CONCACAF, while the remaining six spots are awarded to the CONCACAF League’s champion and runners-up. Added to those teams, the four best-ranked teams in that tournament earn a chance to play for the CONCACAF Champions League title.
This format was adopted in 2018 by the CONCACAF Champions League after groups were used in previous editions. The tournament kicks off in the Round of 16, where teams must play two-legged ties in all stages. Away goals are used as a tiebreaker in the event of a draw in the aggregate score. The final is played at the stadium owned by the best-ranked team playing for the trophy.
Unlike the practice in Europe and South America where the continental champions earn automatic qualification to the next edition of the competition, the winners of the CONCACAF Champions League do not automatically qualify for the following season’s tournament.
Did you know? Mexican side Club Azul is the first in the history of the CONCACAF Champions League to win the title three times in a row (1969, 1970 and 1971).
CONCACAF Champions League Fact
The winner of the CONCACAF Champions League automatically qualifies for the quarter-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup.
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The winner of this elite club competition will be crowned regional club champion and will represent the confederation at the following FIFA Club World Cup.
CONCACAF Champions League History
Historically, clubs from Major League Soccer have been outclassed by opposition, especially teams from Mexico’s Liga MX. But the competition is far more than just North American teams from the United States and Mexico. Teams also compete the club competition from Central America and the Caribbean.
Recently, CONCACAF announced a groundbreaking new format for its flagship club competition, the CONCACAF Champions League. From 2023 onwards a regionalized group stage will be introduced as part of a major revamp of the tournament that will boost club football across the confederation. The new CONCACAF Champions League group stage will be played in the fall each year and will include four groups of North American clubs, four groups of Central American clubs and two groups of Caribbean clubs.
It will be followed by a 16-team knockout stage played in the spring.
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