Cuba Loses to Honduras

7 players desert Fidel's soccer team

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    March 13: Cuba's Livan Vasconcelos, right, is comforted by a member of the coaching staff after their team's 2-0 loss to Honduras in a CONCACAF Olympic men's qualifying soccer match in Tampa, Fla.

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    March 13: Cuban goalkeeper Arael Arguelles (12) tries to stop a goal duirng a CONCACAF Olympic men's qualifying soccer match, which the Cuban team lost 2-0.

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    March 13: Cuba's Arael Arguelles, left, Livan Vasconcelos (7), and Raicel Mazqui Pozo, right, acknowledge their fans after a 2-0 loss to Honduras in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying men's soccer match in Tampa, Fla.

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    March 13: Ten players of the U23 Cuba soccer team gather for a photo before the start of a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying men's soccer match against Honduras, in Tampa, Fla. Seven Cuban players, who had not yet reported to authorities, disappeared after Cuba tied the United States 1-1 on March 11.

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    March 13: Cuba's Yasnier Rosales (18) fights to keep his balance against Honduras' Ramon Nunez (10) during the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying men's soccer match in Tampa, Fla.

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    March 13: Honduras defender Eric Norales (5) holds off Cuba's Yasnier Rosales during a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying men's soccer match in Tampa, Fla.

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    March 13: Honduras defender Rigoberto Padilla, left, fights for possession with Cuba midfielder Livan Vasconcelos during a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying men's soccer match in Tampa, Fla.

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    March 13: Cuba's soccer coach Raul Gonzalez works in front of an empty bench during a CONCACAF Olympic men's qualifying soccer match against Honduras, in Tampa, Fla. Cuban sports officials were stunned Thursday by the desertions of up to seven soccer players in Florida.

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