Fans of Managua FC congregated on a grass bank by the stadium's perimeter fence to watch their team, despite the game being closed to supporters.
"It's a bit of a head-scratcher, to be honest," Montagliani said of the decision to continue Nicaragua league play despite the pandemic.
Nicaragua's Liga Primera is alone among Latin American leagues in playing through the pandemic, creating a difficult choice for its players.
Nicaragua's football federation has confirmed it was left-back Manuel Rosas, and not captain Juan Barrera, whose vote was sent for The Best voting.
FIFA have denied allegations of foul play with regards to the voting as Lionel Messi was named Best Men's Player at the FIFA The Best awards.
Bermuda recorded its first-ever CONCACAF Gold Cup win, beating Nicaragua 2-0 on Monday in Harrison, N.J.
Haiti scored two goals on deflected shots 11 minutes apart in the first half and cruised to a 2-0 victory over Nicaragua.
A rampant first-half performance from Costa Rica set them up for a 4-0 win over Nicaragua in their Gold Cup opener in San Jose on Sunday.
Lionel Messi scored twice as Argentina thrashed Nicaragua 5-1 in a friendly in San Juan on Friday.
Need to get ready for the Gold Cup, CONCACAF's premier competition? Here's everything you need to know about the U.S., Mexico and the field.
Julio Rocha, the former Nicaraguan Football Federation president convicted in the United States in a corruption scandal at FIFA, died on Saturday.
The U.S. did enough to move ahead as Group B winners by beating Nicaragua 3-0, but it wasn't a complete performance, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The U.S. turned in its best performance of the Gold Cup so far in beating Nicaragua 3-0, but Bruce Arena's squad still needs to sharpen up.
Matt Miazga scored in the 88th minute to cap the United States' 3-0 win over Nicaragua on Saturday, ensuring the Americans topped the group.
The pressure of what's essentially a World Cup audition for many on the U.S. Gold Cup squad is threatening to derail the team's tournament chances.
Ismael Diaz and Gabriel Torres scored seven minutes apart as Panama leapt into the Group B lead at the 2017 Gold Cup with a 2-1 victory over Nicaragua
Martinique began their 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign in style, defeating Nicaragua 2-0 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Saturday.
With the CONCACAF Gold Cup set to kick off this weekend, Arch Bell breaks down each of the three groups headlined by the U.S., Mexico and Costa Rica.
Nicaragua have qualified for the Gold Cup after beating Haiti 4-3 on aggregate in dramatic fashion and will line up in the same group as the U.S.
The United States will face Panama, Martinique and either Haiti or Nicaragua in Group B of the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer.
The former head of the Nicaraguan football federation has pleaded guilty in New York in the corruption scandal that has engulfed FIFA.
Former FIFA staffer Julio Rocha was extradited to the United States on Wednesday to face racketeering charges in a sprawling bribery case.