Arnold Peralta (white jersey) in action for Honduras during the 2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying tournament. (Photo: Mexsport)

CONCACAF is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Honduras international Arnold Peralta, whose life was taken in a shooting on Thursday in La Ceiba.

“Arnold Peralta’s death is a tragedy that touches us all and is a tremendous loss for so many people in and out of the sporting world,” said CONCACAF Acting General Secretary Ted Howard.  “CONCACAF conveys its condolences to Arnold’s family, his club Olimpia and the Honduran football community.” 

The 26-year-old, capped 27 times, competed in numerous international tournaments for club and country, including the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, FIFA U-20 World Cup, World Cup Qualifying and the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament.