The 2019-2020 CONCACAF Nations League Qualifying (CNCFNLQ) tournament determined the seedings for the Group Phase of the innaugural 2019-2020 CONCACAF Nations League (CNCFNL) and was only played once. This tournament also determined the 10 teams which qualified for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup (GOLDCUP). The CONCACAF teams that played in the 2018 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Hexagonal (Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, United States) had already qualified for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup (GOLDCUP).
Teams were seeded into pots based on their CONCACAF ranking. Pot A included teams ranked 6-15, Pot B included teams ranked 16-24, Pot C included teams ranked 25-33 and Pot D included teams ranked 27-34. Match pairings were made so that each team had 2 Home and 2 Away matches, and no teams faced each more than once.
This tournament applies the typical "WIN" = 3pts, "DRAW" = 1 pt to determine table positions. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) head-to-head goal difference, (2) head-to-head goals scored, (3) head-to-head away goals scored, (4) in-group goal difference, (5) in-group goals scored, (6) in-group away goals scored, then (7) a drawing.
|Match Day||Dates||Pot Pairings|
|1||6-11 September 2018||Pot A vs Pot D, Pot B vs Pot C|
|2||11-16 October 2018||Pot A vs Pot C, Pot B vs Pot D, 1 team from Pot B vs 1 team from Pot C|
|3||16-20 November 2018||Pot A vs Pot B, Pot C vs Pot D, 1 team from Pot B vs 1 team from Pot C|
|4||21-24 March 2019||Pot A vs Pot A, Pot B vs Pot B, Pot C vs Pot C, Pot D vs Pot D, 1 team from Pot B vs 1 team from Pot C|