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  • Submitted by: Camila
  • 11 / 12 / 2014

On November 10 will begin the final phase of the Caribbean Cup in which Cuba try to keep his championship title, because if so classified for the Copa America Centennial, which in would compete for the first time against elite players.

Cubans are in Group A, where they share section with Curacao, French Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. Of the three teams Trinidadians are the main rivals for the Cuban team and if they emerge victorious will be one of the finalists of the Cup.

If finish second, Cubans qualify for the 2015 Gold Cup, but will only discuss the third by the second in the B group, consisting of Jamaica, Haiti, Antigua and Barbuda and Martinique.

The winners of both groups will contest on November 17 for the Copa America 2016 Centennial to be held in the United States, while the runners-up will contest the third place.

The main disadvantage of the Cuban team is that other countries compete with elite teams in the world, while Cubans, if they’re lucky, only play with rivals in the area.

Following the 2013 Gold Cup, Cuba has only played three official games, one against the selection of Indonesia with a 1-0 victory, and the other two against Panama and Guatemala, both visitors; the balance was two defeats, the first 4-0 and the second 1-0. Currently the team is ranked 112 in the FIFA rankings.

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