Honduras beats desertion-depleted Cuban team

March 13, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. -- Down to 10 players after seven players deserted and another was suspended for a red card, Cuba dropped a 2-0 decision to Honduras on Thursday night in Group A play in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.

Five players left the under-23 squad after a 1-1 draw with the United States on Tuesday night. Two more players disappeared Wednesday night, and Roberto Linares was automatically suspended a game for receiving a red card.

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