Global Nations League? UEFA proposes new worldwide competition

El Salvador Henry Romero and USMNT's Jozy Altidore - 7/19/17

The US and Canadian national teams – and their counterparts everywhere else on the globe – could see an end to most international friendlies under a proposal from UEFA to replace exhibition matches with a worldwide "Global Nations League" that would compete every odd-numbered year.

The proposed league, which would be structured in multiple tiers according to FIFA World Rankings, with promotion and relegation between the tiers.

The European confederation is already launching a continental league, the UEFA Nations League, which is set to begin play in Fall 2018.

For more on the proposal, including a proposed format that would include all 223 FIFA member nations and where CONCACAF teams would fit into the plan, click here for The Associated Press' story.