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Monday, August 31, 2020
Countries Express Concerns with Travel & COVID-19

Bermuda’s final opponents in the World Cup Qualifying Group B, Cayman’s Islands may join several other countries in postponing their matches due to travel restrictions and other issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There will be some new dates,” said Cayman Islands Football Association president Alfredo Whittaker. “We are OK here in the Cayman Islands, but around the world, there are a lot of countries that are not OK.”

Cayman is slated to open qualifying on October 7th against Suriname, but travel to that country is closed apart from repatriation flights.

Cayman was also meant to host Canada on October 11th when the local borders will technically be open, but air arrivals will be available to only a small number of people who intend on staying in Cayman for an extended period of time, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin’s statements at a press conference on August 25th.

They are then expected to host Suriname, before traveling to Bermuda for their final match on November 17th at the National Sports Center.

Countries who have expressed concerns are expecting that a formal press release will be issued by CONCACAF on the games potentially being postponed is forthcoming in a matter of days.
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