2014 World Cup qualifying

Sepp Blatter to speak with Cuba

October 15, 2012
By Associated Press
GENEVA -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter plans to speak with Cuban officials after three national team players defected in Canada ahead of a World Cup qualifier last week.

The players disappeared nine months after two players with the Cuba women's team fled to the United States following a match against Canada in Vancouver.

Blatter said Monday that the defections had become "a presidential question" for FIFA and not just an issue for the competitions department.

"This ...

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