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Soccer: Goalie dies

Jairzinho Pieter, a backup goalkeeper for the national team of the Caribbean island of Curacao, has died ahead of a match. He was 31.

CONCACAF, the soccer confederation for the region, said Pieter died on Monday at his team’s hotel in Port-au-Prince where Curacao plays Haiti on Tuesday.

CONCACAF says Curacao will go ahead with the Nations League match against Haiti “following consultation with the players.”