7 Cuban soccer players abandon free health care

Fox News:

Fidel Castro might be gone from power, but some things never change.

Seven members of Cuba's national soccer team, which tied the United States in an Olympic qualifying match Tuesday night, deserted the team before its match Thursday against Honduras.

Cuba, which could only field 10 players, lost the match, 2-0, in Group A play of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.

Five players left the under-23 squad after a 1-1 draw with the U.S. on Tuesday night. Officials have not identified the missing players....

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A Cuban team leader would not discuss details on Wednesday, and said he was most concerned about Thursday's match against Honduras.

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Imagine giving up free health care to leave a paradise like Cuba. How can this be? At least these guys did not have to brave the ocean to make their get away.

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