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Cuba presents its team for June FIFA dates

Cuba Presents Its Team For June Fifa Dates

The Cuban team will play friendlies against their Chilean and Uruguayan counterparts on June 11 and 20. Photo: Alejandro Floro Cebreco Duvergel.

This Sunday announced the list of 23 players who will represent Cuba in commitments corresponding to FIFA dates in June, Youth stands out in the selected squad, with several players from the U-20 squad participating in last year’s World Cup qualifiers.

However, it is a team with competitive experience, as most of its players play in professional clubs. Furthermore, Aadhaar is the one that managed to go up a level in the 2022-2023 CONCACAF Nations League and qualify for the Gold Cup.

On this occasion, coach Pablo Elior Sánchez called up Romário Torres from Artemisa, the champion of the 106th National Soccer League and was selected as the best player of the same without the age of 20.

Torres recently joined the National club discipline of the Uruguayan league and is listed as one of Cuba’s most talented players in midfield.

Another novelty in the squad is striker Eldair Ruiz, who has excelled in the Gibraltar League.

Once again, Sánchez relies on right-backs from Ávila, Grebel Palma and Santiago’s midfielder, Eduardo Hernández, who together with Niecer Sando and Roberto Caballero appear as the only players in the Cuban national championship.

“We must say that it is not necessary that these 23 players will participate in the Gold Cup later this month. Obviously, here is the base of the team. The friendlies will work to evaluate specific needs and individual performances”, the Cuban Football Association Secretary General Miguel Angel Diaz declared.

Full Cuba will play friendly matches against their teammates from Chile and Uruguay on 11 and 20 June.

“We will have the opportunity to evaluate specific performances to determine the players most likely to start in the coming season. CONCACAF Gold Cup And it will also serve to rehearse plans and combine tactically”, the team’s technical director said, referring to the friendly matches.

“We have taken this opportunity to say a heterogeneous group, but very talented. We are going to get the chance to test these players against two very tough teams And it will be an excellent prelude to the upcoming commitment”, said Sánchez.

The team includes goalkeepers Sandy Sanchez, Rico Arrozarena and Nelson Johnson. Among the defenders are, in addition to the aforementioned Palma, Mario Peñalvar, Modesto Mendez, Carlos Vazquez, Dariel Morjón, Yosel Piedra and Jorge Luis Corrales.

Captain Erich Hernandez leads the midfield along with juniors Yuri Perez, Carlos Denilson and the aforementioned Torres, Caballero and Sandow.
Finally, rookies Eldair Ruiz, Maykel Reyes, William Pozzo, Daniel Diaz, Yasnier Matos, and Luis Javier Paradela anchor the attack.

(taken from JIT)

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