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Curacao goalkeeper dies in team hotel


Tragedy has struck the Curacao national team, as goalkeeper Jarzinho Pieter died in their team hotel in Haiti.

Pieter, 31, was found dead at their hotel in Port-au-Prince on Monday, with Curacao to play Haiti on Tuesday in a CONCACAF Nations League qualifier.

The players have decided to go ahead with the game on Tuesday, as CONCACAF said they had consulted with them about playing the game.

A a minute of silence will be held before the game to pay homage to Pieter, who played 12 times for Curacao. The Centro Dominguito goalkeper was on the bench for their 1-0 win agains Haiti in Curacao on Saturday.

The tiny Caribbean island nation made a run to the 2019 Gold Cup quarterfinals this summer, losing 1-0 to the USMNT after an impressive tournament.

Fellow Curacao goalkeeper Eloy Room, who plays for the Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer, put up the following video of the squad paying tribute to Pieter.