One Concacaf League match has been postponed due to COVID-19 positive tests, while a participant has dropped out of the competition.
As part of Concacaf’s testing conducted prior to the Concacaf League preliminary round match between Arcahaie FC (Haiti) and Verdes FC (Belize), four players and four staff members from Verdes tested positive for COVID-19.
Due to the high proportion of positive tests from one club, Concacaf decided to postpone the match. Further information came to light that suggested Concacaf protocols were not fully followed by Verdes in its preparations for this match, the confederation said.
In further discussions with Verdes to consider rescheduling options, the club has informed Concacaf that it has made the decision to withdraw from the competition, according to Concacaf.
Per competition regulations, Arcahaie FC will advance to the Round of 16 and face Waterhouse FC (Jamaica) on Thursday, Nov. 5.
Due to inconsistencies in the information Concacaf received regarding the application of the protocols in the build-up to LD Alajuelense (Costa Rica) vs. Cibao FC (Dominican Republic), a precautionary decision was taken to postpone this match.
Concacaf has rescheduled it to be played on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto.
This change means the Round of 16 matchup between the winner of this contest and San Francisco FC (Panama) will be rescheduled to a later date in November.