The president of Veracruz, Fidel Kuri, has rejected America’s request to reschedule the game between the two sides, which is planned for this Friday.
America president Ricardo Pelaez had asked Veracruz to reschedule the league game due to his side’s trip to Costa Rica for a game against Herediano in the semi-final of the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday.
Peleaz was furious about Veracruz’s decision, especially as America lent their facilities to Veracruz during the pre-season.
“We invited Veracruz to have their pre-season training in our facilities, I can’t believe it” he said. “But, they have their right to refuse and we will try to play a good game in Costa Rica and then again against Veracruz”.
There is no clear reason why Veracruz couldn’t reschedule the game, and it appears they are just trying to gain a competitive advantage.
Kick-off in Costa Rica on Wednesday is at 20:00 local time.