Two Cuban football players ‘disappear’ in WashingtonOctober 11th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (DPA) Two players from Cuba’s national football team, here for a World Cup 2010 qualifying match, have gone missing, a team official confirmed.”It is always a problem for the Cuba team,” the team’s German coach Reinhold Fanz said late Friday. “We have security, but you can’t handcuff them to their rooms,” he was quoted as saying by the Washington Post website.
The report named the players - midfielder Pedro Faife, 24, and forward Reynier Alcantara, 26 - who also play for clubs in Cuba’s domestic league.
The two apparently disappeared from the team’s hotel and cannot be located, Fanz said.
Cuba is to play the US at the RFK Stadium later Saturday.