Cuba canceled...due to visa problems

As part of qualifying for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the match between Cuba and French Guiana on Saturday was cancelled. Blame it on visa problems that prevented travel for disqualified Cubans from competition

Cuba will not compete in the Gold Cup. The national team was eliminated from the qualifying stage, but without a game. And for good reason: I lost against French Guiana on Saturday (Sunday 2am Paris time). This decision came as a result of a visa problem for Cubans, who could not get to the United States, where the meeting was organized.

The Miami Herald She reported that the Cuban team was stranded in Nicaragua while trying to reach Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “Unfortunately, due to travel and visa issues related to Covid-19, as well as negative Covid-19 testing requirements, their match tonight against French Guiana will not take place,” CONCACAF said. Central America.

French Guiana vs Trinidad and Tobago

The authority concluded that “given the current state of public health and the continuing need to respect protocols, the health and safety of the participating teams cannot be compromised.”

With this, French Guiana reach the second round of qualifying. On Tuesday, Trinidad and Tobago will face a place in the Gold Cup.

CONCACAF uses a new format for Gold Cup qualifiers with a preliminary round in which twelve nations compete for three places in the group stage. The two preliminary rounds finish in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, and the Gold Cup kicks off next Saturday.


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