Cuba Headlines

Cuba News, Breaking News, Articles and Daily Information

The Cuban national soccer team defeated Deportes Temuco on Sunday in a tune-up game played 800 kilometers south of Santiago and with an average temperature of three degree Celsius.

The friendly match began with a Cuban goal in the first minute by Leonel Duarte, which provided instant tension for the local players.

Prensa Latina spoke with soccer experts from Radio Bio Bio of Temuco who said the Cubans had dominated most of the first period despite the cold.

In minute 37, Patricio Neira scored for Temuco to tie the score.

In the second half both teams played cautiously. There were no goals until minute 75 when Osvaldo Alonso put the Cubans ahead to stay at 2-1.

Three Cubans and two Chileans were expelled during the game, producing criticism of the referring.

Cubas coach, Raul Gonzalez, noted the progress of the team, which tied 1-1 Friday with Deportivo Osorno after having lost 3-0 to a team of prospects of the Chilean national team on Wednesday.

This Cubans will get a rematch against the Chilean national team this Wednesday in Temuco.

The Cuban soccer team is currently getting ready for the Gold Cup to be played in the United States starting June 8, where it will play in Group C along with Mexico, Honduras and Panama.

Related News