In a shocking event in terms of clubs and international competitions, AS Cavaly withdrew from the Concacaf Champions League due to problems with their visas, so they will not be able to play against the New England Revolution. What will happen to the Revs?
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The news was released through the social networks of the Haitian soccer club, which also communicated that their decision has already been notified to Concacaf.
Through a statement posted on its social media accounts, the club informed that after notifying CONCACAF of its decision, the withdrawal will be studied by the CONCACAF Disciplinary Committee to determine what sanction the team will be subject to.
What happened to the visas of AS Cavaly, which withdraws from the Concacaf Champions League?
It was last Monday, February 13, when the Haitian club notified Concacaf that they needed to postpone the game against the New England Revolution, as they had not been able to accredit the visas of the players of the team in time.
The game was originally scheduled for February 15 at 18:00 ET, so the Haitian club asked Concacaf to postpone the match to Friday, February 18 at 17:30 ET, so that the team could complete the visa process.
At that time, the request was accepted by both the body and the New England Revolution, so the new date of the match was informed through the MLS club's social networks.
However, yesterday AS Cavaly notified Concacaf that because they were unable to solve the visa issue, the team would withdraw from the competition.
Upon receiving this notification, Concacaf issued a statement declaring that the Haitian team was out of the competition and that the Revs would automatically advance to the next round of the tournament.
The statement read, "AS Cavaly (HAI) has notified Concacaf that the club has been unable to obtain the necessary visas to travel to the United States for their SCCL matches against New England Revolution (USA), and have made the decision to formally withdraw from the competition."
What will happen to the New England Revolution now that AS Cavaly withdrew from the competition?
Through the same communiqué in which the Haitian club's exit from the tournament was reported, Concacaf explained that "New England Revolution will advance to the quarterfinals, where they will face the winner of the round of 16 series between Pumas UNAM (MEX) and Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)."
In addition, the body emphasized that the club's exit from the tournament would be reviewed by the Concacaf Disciplinary Committee.
Unlike Liga MX and MLS clubs that automatically enter the competition, AS Cavaly qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League after beating Inter Moengotapoe of Suriname to win the Flow Concacaf Club Caribbean Championship 2021.