North and Central American football teams are registered with the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football referred to as CONCACAF. CONCACAF is a confederation of FIFA, and is the governing body for football covering both national and club teams it that area. Traditionally football or soccer as it is otherwise referred to isn’t one of the dominant sports of North and Central America but recent years has seen it’s popularity increasing.
Mexico was the founding country for CONCACAF in 1961, and subsequently Mexico has been the best performing country. Mexico, Cuba, United States of America and Costa Rica are the only members to have competed in World Cup finals. However, the growing support for the game, as well as increasing participation at grass roots level is seeing a fast changing environment for the game of football within the CONCACAF region, and we expect that these are teams to look out for in upcoming World Cup tournaments.
Not forgetting the Ladies in game, in which the United States of America is becoming a dominant force having won medals in women’s World Cup, Olympic and Algarve Cup tournaments. In fact, dominance in women’s football is pushing the entire sport to a new level throughout the USA.
We stock a selection of football shirts for CONCACAF registered national teams including Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, and USA. As interest in the North and Central American market increases, we will consider expanding the range on offer so don’t hesitate to ask if you are looking for a jersey that is currently unavailable.
Particularly during World Cup tournaments interest in the game and demand for supporter gear such as football shirts increases exponentially. But don’t wait for the next big competition CONCACAF national sides also participate in a qualifying tournament prior to each World Cup, which can produce some tense and exciting fixtures. Take a look at the jerseys we have available and order now, there are national team fixtures planned throughout the year so your next opportunity to cheer on the squad won’t be too far away.
The Gold Cup is the big CONCACAF national tournament; it is held every two years and generates significant interest within North and Central America as well as substantial revenue for CONCACAF. This competition is of course another opportunity to wear your team’s football shirt with pride and show patriotism to your country’s national football team.
The standout country in the Gold Cup to date is Mexico with 10 titles, followed by USA with 5, Costa Rica (3), Canada (2), and 1 title for each of Honduras, Guatemala and Haiti. As the popularity of football increases in this area, and the finances begin to catch up with other FIFA Confederations we would expect to see even fiercer competition in upcoming tournaments.
Whether you are a lifelong supporter of one of the North & Central American national teams, a follower of the Gold Cup or following the tidal wave of support for a World Cup contestant take a look at the football shirts available at Soccer Box. We offer worldwide shipping, and only stock official merchandise so place your order and get ready to cheer on your team at the next big match.