Mexican football team to play historic friendly match in Cuba

Posted: 26-Oct-15 16:45

Santos Laguna will be playing a historic match against Cuba's national football team next 14th November at the Pedro Marrero stadium in Havana, marking the first encounter between the two countries' football teams and the first ever encounter between a Mexican and Cuban team in the island.

Mexican football team to play historic friendly match in Cuba

A recent press release by Mexican football team Santos Laguna recently revealed that the current Liga MX champions will be battling it out against Cuba’s national team during a friendly match to be held in Havana’s legendary Pedro Marrero football stadium.

Both teams will be making history next month on 14th November 2015 when they play against each other in Cuba, an unprecedented move that is now generating much anticipation in the island as local football fans in Havana prepare ahead of welcoming the Mexican champions.

Vice President of Santos Laguna, Alberto Candeo said of the upcoming match:

"It really is historical. To go to Cuba to play a friendly match, given what we have seen in terms of its history, especially recently. We all know the latest political developments (with regard to) opening Cuba to all countries in this regard."

In the build-up to the event many are already trying to secure a seat while others gear up for what will be an exceptional international experience for Club Santos and Orlegi Deportes. It has also been revealed that among those travelling to Cuba for the match there are various representatives from Aeromexico, Club Santos’ long-time aviation partner and sponsor, and the game will be part of the Aeromexico Cup 2015.

The match between Santos Laguna and Cuba’s national team will be in the same line as the one held last year between Santos in Queretaro which took place in Houston and where Santos defeated Los Gallos Blancos in penalties.

Candeo added:

"We are going to be the first Mexican squad to play in Cuban territory, and the first Mexican team to play a friendly match against the national team. The fact we were able to achieve (this opportunity to play) in Cuba is already part of the image Santos has worldwide: opening doors elsewhere to go play and create beneficial relationships with other countries.

"We have always sought out the name and values of this club at different levels, in order to continue forging Guerreros Sin Fronteras (Warriors without borders), this is an important part of the vision and mission of the team."


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