Why was this January 2022 international friendly match suspended?

International friendly match January 2022

Nicaragua was scheduled to face Guatemala as part of one of the January 2022 international friendlies, however, that match has been suspended. Find here the reasons why it was decided to cancel this international friendly match.

Luis Fernando Tena new coach of Guatemala
© Oscar Meza/Getty ImagesLuis Fernando Tena new coach of Guatemala

Nicaragua and Guatemala were going to face each other Wednesday January 26 in Managuahowever, this game corresponding to the January 2022 International Friendly Games has been suspended. Find here all the information you need to know about the reasons why this game has been suspended.

It would be a perfect opportunity to have an activity for two national teams that are currently out of octagonal concacaf finalso they don’t fight for a place to go to each other World Cup in Qatar. However, a friendly match is always a good opportunity to prepare for upcoming competitions.

This game would score Luis Fernando Tenamade his debut as a coach in Guatemala, which will obviously have to wait. It was expected that these two teams with Belize would play a triangular. Guatemalans would play that Wednesday January 26vs Nicaraguathen against Belize to saturday 29 january. The two duels would be played at national stadiumin Managua.

What were the reasons given by Fedefut?

the Federation explained in a declaration that: “Due to the health situation currently prevailing in the world and the resurgence of Covid-19 pandemic that is crossing our region, coupled with the great inconvenience of the lack of availability of flights to Managuaboth commercial and private, has made it impossible to Guatemala national team schedule and play the matches already scheduled”.

Gerard Paizpresident of Fedefut, explained on another site: “No flights to Nicaragua were found and a charter (private flight) cost over $100,000. Belize will go to Honduras then overland to Nicaraguacorn Tena preferred not to do so so as not to “kill” the players and out of respect for the clubs to which they belong”.

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