Cuba advances to semifinals in Uncaf Futsal Tournament

Edited by Ed Newman
2022-07-21 11:33:29


Cuban Futsal

Havana, July 21 (JIT)-- The Cuban national team finished as group A leaders in the Guatemala 2022 Uncaf Fifa Forward U-20 Futsal Tournament by defeating Costa Rica.

The 4-3 result ensured Cuba as first in the group and after that they will discuss next day 22 the cross semifinal against the second place of A, Nicaragua.

The match, as indicated by the scoreboard, was close from start to finish, in fact it was decided in the final stages with a touch of epic for the Cubans.

The tactical battle left a tight clash in the final zone with an iron defense of the representatives of the Greater of the Antilles that at the same time was the handicap to the attack.

Freddy Herrera, technical director of the Cuban national team, opted to leave a fixed lock and this reduced the rotation of the attack. Nonetheless, the Cubans tried to do it by speed or by breaking lines with individual talent, although the latter did not generate better dividends.

Their determination was fundamental in the outcome and they managed to overcome the 3-2 disadvantage when time was running out.

The 4-3 final score was a well-deserved and fair prize, even though the Ticos showed good manners and put the Leones in trouble with goals from captain Alexis Sosa, wings Leonel Tamayo and Jassael Herrera and center Christian Morejón.

Manager Herrera could not count on the services of Cristian Cabrera from Camagüey, who served a suspension for a red card on the previous day. 

Leonardo Peter and Christian Temprano did not line up either, who left the delegation, as confirmed by the Cuban Football Association (AFC), which constitutes a serious indiscipline. 


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