New name and new look for CONCACAF: The Football Confederation
THE FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION New name and new look for CONCACAF A new name, logo and web site were introduced Monday 27th October by the controlling body for football in the regions of North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Known since its formation in 1961 by the acronym CONCACAF, the Continental Confederation of FIFA which oversees the activities of 38 member associations will now be known as The Football Confederation. The new logo shows a pentagon, split into three blocks by the figure of a soccer player. The three blocks represent the three regions of The Football Confederation. The new web site can be reached at http://footballconfederation.com/. Jack Warner, President of The Football Confederation, said: We thought it was time to make a change, to present a more vibrant and modern image to a part of the world which is making such headway in the game. Now, instead of an awkward acronym, we have three simple and appropriate words. General Secretary Chuck Blazer said: " Our official name remains the same Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football but the new name is easier to say and easier to understand. It also takes the two most important words of our full title Football and Confederation and uses them as our new name, brand and address on the web, the communication tool which, over time, will mean so much to all our members and their respective public. While the web site will continue to be expanded over the coming months, the media and fans will find updated information on important tournaments of The Football Confederation and its members, as well as previously unavailable historical information on competitions and other activities. The hat-trick of new images comes on the eve of the first games of the Champions' Cup at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, where DC United of the USA will defend their title against seven other finalists. The winners in Las Vegas will move on to compete in the inaugural FIFA World Club Championship in Brazil next January, competing with the best clubs in the world.