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Cuba Not to Attend Baseball America Cup
    2008-09-25 09:34:39     Xinhua

President of the Cuban Baseball Federation Higinio Velez said on Wednesday that Cuba will not attend the Baseball America Cup in Venezuela, which offers five berths for the World Cup of 2009.


Velez said that it is not necessary the presence of Cuba during the America Cup in Venezuela to be held on Sept. 26 because the island already classified for the World Cup because it participated at the Olympics of Beijing.


Velez said that for the moment they were occupied on the organization of the coming 48 National Series.


Baseball America Cup will be held in the Venezuelan cities of Puerto Ordaz and El Tigre from Sept. 26 to Oct. 7.


In the Group A will compete Venezuela, Nicaragua, Colombia, Netherlands Antilles and Mexico, while in the B will compete Puerto Rico, Brazil, Aruba, Guatemala and Panama.


The first five teams will get a ticket for the world championship of Sept. 2009 in Barcelona (Spain), Prague (Czech Republic), Moscow (Russia) and Regensburg (Germany).



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