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11 Guatemala U15s denied travel visas to U.S.

Guatemala federation president Gerardo Paiz confirmed on Friday that the country won't skip the 2019 CONCACAF Boys' Under-15 Championship in Bradenton, Fla., despite the fact that 11 players were denied visas to travel to the United States.

CONCACAF is hosting the event Aug. 4-11 at the IMG Academy campus with the participation of 42 North, Central America and Caribbean nations as well as Israel.

"They have rejected 11 visas and the boys will not be able to participate, but Guatemala will be going to the CONCACAF [championship] and we will play, we'll change the players," said Paiz via telephone.