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Curacao goalkeeper Jarzinho Pieter has died the day before his group were due to perform with Haiti body Concacaf has said.
Pieter, 31, died at the team hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Monday.
The players have decided to go ahead with the Concacaf Nations League game”in homage” to Pieter, who’d played 12 times for its Caribbean island.
A moment’s silence will be held before Tuesday’s game (23:00 BST) and until all other matches in the contest.
Pieter has been played for Curacao side Centro Dominguito and the back-up keeper to Eloy Room.
The Curacao squad includes Leandro Bacuna of both Cardiff along with also his younger brother Juninho of Huddersfield, as well as Oldham pair Zeus de la Paz and Gevaro Nepomuceno.
Leandro Bacuna paid tribute to his buddy and team-mate on Instagram describing him as having a”lovely heart” and”my brother from a different mother”.
“The Football Federation of Curacao informed the Confederation that, after consulting the players, they made a decision to play with tomorrow’s match against Haiti in homage for their team-mate,” Concacaf said in announcement.
“A minute of silence took place today in the games at the League of Nations Concacaf and will take place before the kick-off tomorrow, as a tribute to the Confederation and in memory of Jarzinho for his contributions to football.”
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