Players national selection together on Curacao
The players of the national selection employed at foreign clubs arrived on Curacao on September 4, together with coach Remko Bicentini, assistant Hubertson Pauletta and keeper trainer Etienne Stomp. They were joined by the local players selected for this match and are now together preparing for the upcoming match in the CONCACAF Nations League against Grenada on Spetember.
The national selection consists of: Eloy Room (PSV), Shanon ‘Cheese’ Carmelia (Ijsselmeervogels), Elson ‘Sontje’ Hooi (Ado Den Haag), Leandro Bacuna (Reading), Suently Alberto (Sparta), Rhu-Endly ‘Cuco’ Martina (Stoke City), Reangelo Janga (Astana), Ayrton Statie, Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic), Darryl Lachman (PEC Zwolle), Jarchino Antonia (Omonia Nicosia), Shermaine Martina (MVV), Shermar Martina (MVV), Bradley Martis (Sparta), Jafar Arias (FC Emmen), Jimbertson Vapor (Scherpenheuvel), Rowendy Sumter (Scherpenheuvel), Jarzinho Pieter (Centro Dominguito), Ruensly Leuteria (Undeba), Brandley Kuwas (Heracles), Quentin Martinus (Urawa Reds), Jurich Carolina (NAC) and Jeremy de Nooijer (Sherrif Tiraspol).
Tickets for the match are available at the FFK Headquaters during office hours, at Botika Mampuritu, Beep Beep, 4th of July snèk na Barber, gas station Santa Maria and Sport Spot Boutique & More in Santa Maria.
Curacao will play its first match in the qualification for the Concacaf Nations League home against Grenada on September 10, 2018. The inaugural tournament is expected to begin in September 2019. The qualifying phase of the 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League is a one-off tournament that will be played from 6 September 2018 to 26 March 2019. The qualifying will determine the seeding for the group phase of the tournament, as well as determining the remaining ten teams which will qualify for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Each team will play four matches, two home and two away. Based on their results, the teams will be divided into tiers for the group phase of the inaugural edition of the CONCACAF Nations League. The 34 teams were seeded into four pots based on their position in the March 2018 CONCACAF Ranking Index . Curacao holds position 18 in this ranking.
The other three matches for Curacao are planned on October 12 (away against the US Virgin Islands), November 19 (home against Guadeloupe) and March 25 (away against Antigua and Barbuda).