The Cuban soccer team just made history in the Concacaf Nations League. The islanders beat Suriname 1-0 to score their first goal and get their first win since being promoted to League A of the Nations League.
At 21 minutes the historic goal comes through Willian Pozo, who after a great play by Luis Paradela gave Pozo a great service so he took a powerful shot that fell into the Suriname goal, and thus way to give three points to those from. the island.
Despite this, it was not a good game for Cuba, who suffered especially in the second half. However, goalkeeper Raiko Arozarena, brother of the Tampa Bay Rays star, managed to keep a clean sheet with several saves.
The Copa América is not far away
Surprisingly, and without the battle between Jamaica and Haiti, Cuba would have been in first position in its sector with four units, this after reaching a historic point against Haiti. The schedule has kept them away from Jamaica, although they have a double duel against Honduras, where they will play for their ticket to the next round.
Cuba is not one of the favorites to be included in the next Copa América among the guests of Concacaf, but the islanders can dream thanks to a favorable calendar because the ‘catrachos’ did not have the best chance, after losing in Kingston against Jamaica.
Finishing in the top two of the group will give Cuba the chance to find a ticket to the Copa América, where it could face one of the giants of the area: Mexico, the United States or Canada, even a duel against Costa Rica, which lost now 4-1 with the United Arab Emirates, it will make them dream.
“We will play every game. So far we have achieved four points and we have not neglected the main goal which is to stay in League A. We hope to qualify for the next round and thus be able to compete -fight for the place in the Copa América “said Yulienis Castillo, Coach of Cuba.