Haiti to play League of Nations in 2018

If everything goes as planned Haiti and all other CONCACAF countries may be looking forward to a busy 2018 when the region's League of Nations will debut. As if that is not enough football, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is also pushing for a Global League of Nations that will provide even more competitions for the national team.

In response to a proposal by UEFA to create a league between its associations that will last 2 years and literally wipe out the need and availability of European teams for friendlies with teams from outside the confederation, CONCACAF has decided to play its own League of Nations with all its 41 members. Smaller football teams such as Bahamas and Dominican Republic who rarely play 4 competitive matches a year will greatly profit from this year-long tournament.

Players from local leagues will be the biggest winners of this new tournament. Foreign clubs will find it hard to comply with the mandatory releases of players for national team duties on FIFA dates and we can expect some of them to sign less foreign players or request that their contracted players to reject national team's calls. Thus, more local players will be capped.

It is believed that the League of Nations will not benefit much the big three Mexico, USA, and Costa Rica who will miss out on playing high profile and competitive friendlies versus top European teams. However, as explained above, those friendlies will be gone anyway since the European teams will not be available. 

UEFA's proposal for a global league of nations will allow teams from a confederation to play competitively against their counterparts from the rest of the world, thus eliminating the need for friendlies and providing smaller teams a chance to participate and win international titles.

CONCACAF's League of Nations will closely ressemble that of UEFA with several divisions which will be determined based on FIFA ranking. In CONCACAF Haiti is highly ranked therefore we expect the country to be in the top division. This means that in 2018 Haiti may face Mexico, USA, Costa Rica and the like each twice. However, where Haiti will fall in the UEFA's 7 division league is everyone's guess.

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Boubounay 's Avatar
Boubounay replied the topic: #295 3 days 20 hours ago
Nan ki group oubyen divizyon Haiti ye?

M sonje nou pale sou lig sa . M te panse se te rimè.
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Jman replied the topic: #294 4 days 2 hours ago
It begins in September. Well know the format by March
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Tini_man replied the topic: #293 5 days 20 hours ago
When is this league of nation cup begins ..? after the world cup I am assuming or before?
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Exfootballer07 replied the topic: #292 5 days 23 hours ago
Pandan ke Nazon ap fe bell bagay en engleterre nan 3eme divizion mwen ta renmen nou cheke yon ti jamayikan yo rele Leon Bailey jwet sa fem pe pou haiti leu nou ap jwe avek jamayikan yo Leon Bailey se yon jwet pou nou sureveille misye jwe nan première divizion nan Bundesliga e konye pou collât ta komanse cherche yon formule pou Piti sa si se pa sa jamayik fink kare komanse bat nou .
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Jman replied the topic: #273 2 weeks 5 days ago
The Caribbean Cup is officially gone

http://rjrnewsonline.com/sports/concacaf-nations-league-to-replace-carib-cup
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80 replied the topic: #260 2 months 3 weeks ago
Nazon lacks the penetration power of Sanon and Peguero. Sanon and Peguero were way faster. We almost never saw Sanon or Peguero having to stop to dribble a defender who is coming from behind because the defender was closing the gap. We saw defenders outrun Nazon before. In fact Nazon is probably one of the slowest guys in the current team. That being said, Nazon is progressing at a fast pace. He is never going to be as fast or powerful as Peguero and Sanon were but he compensates his slowness with a good doses of dribbling skills and his own shooting power is decent. We don't know if what were seeing of Nazon is his prime but if he progresses just a bit more, we may soon be celebrating another Sanon in the team.

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