Cuba eliminated from Gold Cup

Atlanta (US), July 21 (IANS/CMC) Caribbean Cup champions Cuba were eliminated from the CONCACAF Gold Cup Tournament with a 1-6 loss to Panama in a quarterfinal game.

Cuba opened the scoring in the 21st minute from Jose Ciprian but then conceded a goal through a penalty as Gabriel Torres was spot on in the 25th minute for Panama Saturday night, reports CMC.

Panama added a second goal through Torres before the interval.

The Cubans lost their discipline in defence after Ariel Martinez was red carded for a high tackle in the 58th minute.

Panama capitalised on the situation and Carlos Rodriguez (68th), Blas Perez (78th, 87th) and substitute Jairo Jimenez (84th) completed the rout of the Cubans.

–IANS/CMC

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