The National Soccer Team will be out of the 2019 Gold Cup in the last match of the Nations League. The CONCACAF disciplinary committee changed Barbados’ 2-2 draw against Guyana to a loss for the former for improper formation of Hallam Hope and Krystian Pearce, star offensive players, on Sept. 6.
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The national team was ranked 10th in the Nations League, but this choice by the disciplinary committee took it out of the top 10, which will be the qualifiers for the 2019 Gold Cup in numerous U.S. locations.
The national team dropped to 11th place with six points, along with nine other teams, including Guyana, which moved from 21st to eighth place by having the second best goals scored in this group that will define the places for the 2019 Gold Cup in March.
They define everything
Bermuda (11 goals scored), Guyana (10), St. Kitts (10), Dominican Republic (7), Nicaragua (6), French Guiana (5), Belize (4), El Salvador (3) and Montserrat (2) are the other nine teams that in March will either celebrate their categorization or cry to be left out of CONCACAF’s most important tournament.
The Blue and Whites are still depending on themselves to make it to the Gold Cup. The Nicaraguan team closes against Barbados, a squad that could be demoralized on March 24 due to the sanction and may be without Hope and Pearce.
A victory for the Nicaraguan team, which seems possible due to the circumstances of the opponent and is considered attainable since they are in 23rd position out of 34 teams, gives them high chances of being among the top 10 because the other 4 teams that are facing them have complicated matches and at least one of them has a high chance of losing.
Supposedly, of the 4 teams facing the Blue and White, San Cristobal is the one that will present a practical opponent when they face Suriman (23rd ranked) on March 23 in Paramaribo. The other three teams will have tough games against opponents with the same ratio of points (6). Bermuda (7 position) visits Dominican Republic (10) on March 24, a day before Guyana (8) hosts Belize (13). Between them, some of them could take points off each other and become complicated.
The first six places in the CONCACAF Nations League will complete League A with the last qualifiers from the last Hexagonal.
The national team has minimal chances of making this group because it will need a surprising combination of results that will allow it to surpass the five teams that are in front of it, including one with nine points.