The cuban soccer team will play a friendly match against his similar Chili in the southern nation, as part of the preparation for the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup, confirmed authorities of that sport on the island.
Through its Twitter account, the Cuban Football Association (AFC) reported that the match will take place on June 11 at the Ester Roa Rebolledo stadium, in the city of Concepción, according to a note published by the sports portal Hit.
The Cuban Football Association officially communicates the first of two friendly matches that it will hold in preparation for the Gold Cup of @Concacaf 2023.#Let’s go Lions pic.twitter.com/IhfO0uRkfR
— Cuban Football Association (@AFCuba_Official) May 11, 2023
“We have worked together with the Chilean Football Federation to materialize the recently signed understanding and we are satisfied with the agreement reached“Oliet Rodríguez, president of the AFC, recognized the medium.
The manager considered that it will be an excellent opportunity to warm up Cuban soccer players against a world-class team, and that the match will leave a positive balance for the team in view of the upcoming incursion into the Gold Cup.
Remember Hit that the closest precedent of clashes between teams from both countries dates back to 2007 and was in a preparation journey for the Cubans, precisely for the Gold Cup of that year.
On that occasion, the cast of the island made four games: two with Chilean clubs and another two with the B team.
The publication highlights that this time both federations agreed to face their main teams, which becomes an unprecedented event.
The AFC did not mention a second friendly match agreed for this date by FIFA against the Uruguayan team, at the Centenario stadium in the city of Montevideo on June 20, and which the Uruguayan Football Association had confirmed a few days ago. (AFU) to the media of that nation.
According to these sources, the governing body for soccer in Uruguay had ensured that the corresponding contracts were signed for the local team to face the Cuban, six dates after playing on the same stage against the Nicaraguan squad.
The island selection He got his ticket to the Gold Cup, that will be played in the United States, after defeating the representation of Guadalupe at the end of March, in a match played in Santiago de Cuba and corresponding to the second level of the League of Nations of the North, Central American and Caribbean Confederation (Concacaf).
In addition to the classification, this result allowed him to ascend to the highest level for the next edition of that league that brings together the teams of the region.