Curacao is out of the Concacaf Gold Cup and Guatemala is in.

The Caribbean country’s national team was forced from the biennial competition because “a significant number” players and staff members had positive COVID-19 tests results, Concacaf said Friday night.

Concacaf and the Curaçao Football Federation mutually have agreed that the national side will not participate in the competition.

The Guatemalans won’t have much time to prepare as their first Group A match is against El Salvador at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas Sunday.

Prior to the start of the Gold Cup group stage, all national teams went through several rounds of testing.

After the tests came back, all individuals who tested positive were immediately isolated. Although several Curacao players returned a negative test result, local state guidelines require several of them to isolate due to being close contacts of those who tested positive.

“Concacaf and the Curacao Football Federation have made every effort to find a solution that would enable Curaçao to compete, however the health and safety of the Curacao players and staff, and all participants in the tournament, must be prioritized,” Concacaf statement read.

Since Guatemala was the next highest ranked team from the Gold Cup Preliminary Round (Prelims), the Central American country was tabbed to replace Curacao. This is based on performance on the field (wins, draws and goal difference) in the Prelims matches played at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. from July 2-6. On this basis and per the Gold Cup regulations, the Concacaf Council unanimously approved an emergency proposal for Guatemala to replace Curaçao in Group A.