The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has linked with Qatar Airways ahead of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
In addition to becoming the flagship men’s international tournament – which kicks off with the preliminary round on 2 July and concluding with the final on 1 August – Qatar Airways will also serve as the presenting partner of the next edition of the CONCACAF Nations League.
As part of the collaboration, Qatar Airways will benefit from extensive visibility at 11 Gold Cup stadiums in eight US metropolitan cities this summer, along with a presence at a range of other CONCACAF competitions, including the the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, the Scotiabank CONCACAF League, the Flow Caribbean Club Championship and all the confederation’s age-group World Cup qualification tournaments.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Qatar Airways as a confederation-wide partner of Concacaf,” noted CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President, Victor Montagliani. “Their extensive experience across global football and sport sponsorship will undoubtedly benefit our confederation.
“We look forward to working together to elevate this summer’s Gold Cup, the next edition of the CONCACAF Nations League and football across the entire region.”
Building on Qatar Airways’ existing presence in football, the airline serves as an official sponsor of the ongoing 2020 UEFA European Championships, a top-tier partner of FIFA and also maintains a deal which designates the company the global airline partner of CONMEBOL.
Qatar Airways has also partnered with European giants FC Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and AS Roma.
“This is a great partnership for CONCACAF that will see our flagship competitions benefit from the extensive global reach of Qatar Airways,” added CONCACAF General Secretary, Philippe Moggio.
“We also know that our Gold Cup and CONCACAF Nations League will provide them with great visibility in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, making this an agreement that will truly benefit both organisations.”