U.S. game makes soccer king in Cuba

September 5, 2008
HAVANA -- Light on talent and with little soccer tradition, Cuba almost certainly won't make the 2010 World Cup. That means Saturday night's qualifier against the United States, with its political overtones, is the highlight of the Cubans' qualifying campaign.

The Americans, ranked 28th in the world and trying to earn a spot in its sixth straight World Cup, are making their first trip to the communist-run island since a 5-2 exhibition loss in 1947.

"Cuba-U.S. is always a classic ...

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