Finnish police say they have released two members of Cuba's national men's volleyball team but are holding six others on suspicion of aggravated rape.

The eight men were detained over the weekend in Finland's second city, Tampere, after regional police on Saturday morning received a report that a woman had been raped at a local hotel.

Joni Lansipuro from the Central Finland Police Department said Monday they will request that a regional court order the six men to be remanded in custody.

The Cuban team was playing in the Volleyball World League tournament in Tampere where they lost 3-1 against Finland on Saturday without three of their players, who had been detained.

Police declined to give further information pending the outcome of the investigation.