Caribbean Cup: Haiti-French Guiana postponed

Haiti (pictured) gathers for team photo prior to its Copa America Centenario game against Ecuador on June 12, 2016, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA. (Photo: Mexsport)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – In a statement released Wednesday, the Caribbean Football Union announced that the 2016/17 Caribbean Cup, third-round encounter scheduled for later in the day between host Haiti and French Guiana has been postponed due to circumstances resulting from Hurricane Matthew.

The match was to be played at the Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince.

A new date for the Group 2 game has not been determined.

The Caribbean Cup is a biennial competition that crowns the region’s champion and qualifies at least four teams to the CONCACAF Gold Cup.  In 2015, for the first-ever time, the Caribbean’s quartet of representatives – Cuba, Haiti Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago -- advanced past the Gold Cup’s group stage.