CONCACAF Gold Cup - Football
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In 1961 the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) was formed replacing the regional divisions. There were two major divisions which held their own competitions - Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Fútbol (CCCF) & North American Football Confederation (NAFC). The CCCF included Central America while the NAFC included the Canada, Cuba, Mexico, and the US. There was a championship for each.
Costa Rica won 7 of the 10 CCCF championships while El Salvador, Panama, and Haiti won the rest. Mexico won both of the NAFC championships.
CONCACAF merged CCCF & NAFC yielding a continental champion. El Salvador hosted the 1st hosting country in 1963. CONCACAF Campeonato de Naciones was a semi-annual competition from 1963-1971. The 2nd event was hosted in Guatemala where Mexico won. In 1973 the stakes were raised with a berth in the World Cup finals. Haiti hosted and pulled off a win in 1974 to claim a spot in he World Cup finals