St Lucia has withdrawn from FIFA World Cup qualifiers set to begin tomorrow - sources

By March 23, 2021

St Lucia has withdrawn from the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Even though there has been no official word from the St Lucia Football Association, official sources have said ‘the FIFA office’ has confirmed that SLFA will not take part in the qualifiers that are set to begin tomorrow.

No reason was given for the withdrawal. Phone calls to Ces Podd, the Technical Director of the St Lucia federation went unanswered.

Official sources also say that the CFU has been trying to get in contact with SLFA President Lydon Cooper on unrelated matters for some time and has been unable to do so.

Other sources indicate that logistic challenges are behind the decision to withdraw.

There has been no domestic competition in St Lucia since March 2020, when the global pandemic lockdowns came into effect. There were also reported challenges in pulling players from across the globe for training camps for the national team.

St Lucia were set to play Nicaragua tomorrow at the Nicaragua National Stadium in Group E action and then Haiti on March 28.

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