FIFA and Concacaf to jointly promote football tournaments

LaLiga Digital VirgoFootball organisations FIFA and Concacaf have agreed to take their cooperation to the next level by promoting and marketing all major upcoming official Concacaf national‑team competitions together with the FIFA World Cup 2026.

The pair says this initiative will provide brands and prospective partners with an opportunity to impact the global game at an important moment in its growth in North America and the Concacaf region over the next three years through national‑team football tournaments.

Included in the commercial opportunities that FIFA and Concacaf will be showcasing to global and regional brands in the coming months are opportunities to partner with the following competitions: Concacaf W Gold Cup (February – March 2024); Concacaf Nations League Finals (2023‑24 and 2024‑25); Concacaf Gold Cup (2023 and 2025); FIFA World Cup 2026.

The FIFA Partnerships and Media Division and Concacaf’s Commercial Department began working together in 2022 to develop a strategy to market unique joint commercial opportunities for Concacaf national competitions and the FIFA World Cup 2026. Brands will be given the opportunity to have a presence and integration at national‑team matches involving sides from across the region and the world.

The first FIFA and Concacaf Upfront event, held to engage further with brands on the partnership opportunities available to them, kicks off in Las Vegas, USA, on Thursday, 15 June 2023 during the Concacaf Nations League Finals.

FIFA Chief Business Officer Romy Gai said: “The FIFA World Cup 2026 will be unique in terms of the impact it’ll have not only on the host countries, but also on the entire Concacaf region and the whole world. Three countries, 16 cities, 48 teams and 104 matches will provide the biggest sporting platform yet, of a scale never seen before. This collaboration between FIFA and Concacaf will enrich the thrilling journey for North American fans, local communities and for football even further – as we build towards the FIFA World Cup 2026, the greatest show on earth.”

Concacaf Chief Commercial Officer Heidi Pellerano commented: “Over the next three years, Concacaf will deliver a compelling range of men’s and women’s international competitions and an entirely new club ecosystem, both of which will showcase the very best of football from across our wonderful region. We have Nations Leagues, Gold Cups, the new Champions Cup and more, and this presents a tremendous opportunity for brands and potential sponsors to be part of a series of major football events in the region ahead of the biggest World Cup ever in 2026. I want to thank FIFA for its cooperation in this groundbreaking partnership.”

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