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Cuba shock Guatemala to set up historic clash with USMNT

Cuba defeat Guatemala Minnows Cuba produced arguably the biggest shock of the 2015 Gold Cup by defeating Guatemala to secure their place in the quarter-final.

Having conceded eight goals in defeats to Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago, and also seeing several players defect to the United States, Leones del Caribe were expected to suffer the third straight loss at the tournament finals.

The likes of Keiler Garcia, Arael Arguellez, Dario Suarez and Aricheel Hernandez all left the squad after they arrived in the United States.

However, Cuba held their own against the more illustrious opponents, threatening a number of times through star player Ariel Hernandez.

And it was Maikel Reyes who ultimately broke the deadlock and scored the only goal of the game after another good play by the Cuban number 10.

Raul Gonzalez Triana’s charges thus surprised everyone by qualifying for the last eight, where they will face hosts United States in a historic clash.

Elsewhere, Trinidad and Tobago produced a valiant effort to hold Mexico to 4-4 draw, thus qualifying from the first place and setting up a clash against Panama.

In-form Jamaica are priced at 2.16 (29/25) to see off Haiti in the quarter-final, whereas Mexico take on Costa Rica in the clash of two teams that reached the Last 16 Stage at the 2014 World Cup.

2015 Gold Cup quarter-finals:

United States v Cuba
Haiti v Jamaica
Trinidad v Panama
Mexico v Costa Rica

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