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  • 03 / 11 / 2015

Football fans will enjoy the first week of June the arrival of New York Cosmos team to Havana. The club where plays the recognized Raul Gonzalez, former player of Real Madrid, will play a friendly against the national team of Cuba, as reported The New York Times.

Cosmos's visit is the first by a professional team after the announcement of the restoration of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba. After several attempts to confirm with the New York club the presence of Raúl González among the players that will be presented in Havana, this newspaper has only succeeded in response that "make a statement in due time."

According to the American newspaper The match is scheduled to take place on June 2, although Cuban official sites erroneously claimed that occur on April 2. Still, there has been no official announcement from the directors of the Cosmos. The Cuban national team, meanwhile, will take the opportunity to prepare for the Gold Cup.

The Cosmos also plays the Spanish-Brazilian Marcos Senna, although its most recognizable star of all time was the player Edson Arantes Do Nascimento, Pele, who spent his last three seasons with the New Yorkers.

The news has sparked comments football fans in Cuba, who in the last hours lectured on the topic in social networks and on the Facebook page of the Football Association of Cuba (AFC). Among the views over repeated by the followers of the sport, was the urgent need to repair the Pedro Marrero Stadium turf before the Cosmos players land on the island.

Source: 14ymedio

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