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Cuban Squad Won’t Attend U20 Football World Cup

The 1-1 draw with Saint Lucia in their last match for Group B denied Cubans the possibility to earn one of the five berths to the CONCACAF finals, which grants tickets to the South Korea 2017 World Cup Opposite to what happened in the previous version; Cuba was eliminated in the group stage of the […] Continue reading

Joseph Blatter Resigns as FIFA President

Swiss Joseph Blatter, president of FIFA, today announced at a press conference that he tended his resignation to the Board of Directors. Despite having been supported in elections, not everybody shares it. So I put my resignation to the football’s world’s leaders. I take this decision of resigning in order to clean up the image […] Continue reading

Cuban Soccer Federation Opens to Contracts Abroad

National Soccer Commissioner of Cuba, Rene Perez, confirmed that the Cuban Federation of that sport is open to any proposal to hire players for foreign teams. Perez explained that still there is no regulation regarding contracts of Cuban soccer players for foreign teams, although they have unofficially received some proposals. In that regard he made […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Ariel Martinez Key in Cuba Advancing in CONCACAF Gold Cup (+video)

Ariel Martinez, one of the forgotten for a long time in Cuban football, was crucial in his team’s dream of moving to quarterfinals as one of the best third-placed. Ariel Martinez struck for a hat-trick and Jeniel Marquez Molina scored a dramatic stoppage-time goal to lift Cuba to a 4-0 victory over 10-man Belize in [...] Continue reading

Raul Castro Welcomes FIFA President

Army General Raul Castro, president of the Councils of State and Ministers welcomed Wednesday afternoon Joseph Blatter, president of the International Football Federation (FIFA). Castro and Battler talked about the development of football in Cuba, and about the FIFA-supported projects being fostered for several years now. The meeting was also atended by Fisrt Vice-President of [...] Continue reading

Cuba for the First Time to U-20 World Cup (+ Video Highlights)

Cuba made history Tuesday night, securing a place at a FIFA U-20 World Cup for the first time by beating Costa Rica, 2-1, in a quarterfinal dual at the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship. Forward Arichell Hernandez was the evening’s outstanding player, scoring both of Cuba’s goals. The Caribbean Lions got a measure of revenge after being [...] Continue reading

Brazil 2014 Qualifiers: Cuba for Goals vs. Canada

Cuban national soccer team faces Canada today in BMO Field, Toronto, in the fifth qualifying game for the World Cup Brazil 2014. Cuban squad led by coach Alexander Gonzalez, is just eliminated from next World Cup since the third round of this qualifying stage, because it is located in the bottom of Group C with [...] Continue reading
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