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Cuba completes quarterfinal field
July 16th, 2013 9:15PM

TAGS:  gold cup


[GOLD CUP: Group C] Needing a four-goal win to overtake Martinique for the second third-place berth in the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup, Cuba beat Belize, 4-0, to complete the quarterfinal field. Cuba got a hat trick from Ariel Martinez with goals in the 38th, 63rd and 84th minutes and Jeniel Molina's goal in stoppage time to end a string of 13 games without a defeat.

Molina slotted home a shot from close range after Liban Perez -- in an offside position -- headed a cross back into the middle in the 93rd minute.

The 4-0 win allowed Cuba to eat away at most of its minus-six goal margin and finish with a 5-7 goal margin and beat out Martinique, whose goal margin was 2-4, on total goals.

The result sent Cuba into the quarterfinals for only the second time in seven appearances. It will play Panama in Atlanta on Saturday.

Quarterfinals Schedule:
July 20 in Atlanta
Panama vs. Cuba
Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago
July 21 in Baltimore
USA vs. El Salvador
Honduras vs. Costa Rica

Group C Results:
July 13 in Sandy, Utah
USA 4 (Donovan pen. 46+, Corona 57, Wondolowski 66, 85) Cuba 1 (Ciprian 36).
Costa Rica 1 (own goal 49) Belize 0.

July 9 in Portland, Ore.
Costa Rica 3 (Barrantes 51, 77, Arrieta 67) Cuba 0.
USA 6 (Wondolowski 12, 39, 43, Holden 58, Orozco-Fiscal 73, Donovan pen. 76) Belize 1 (Gaynair 42).

July 16 in East Hartford, Conn.
Cuba 4 (Martinez 38, 63, 84, Molina 93+) Belize 0.
USA 1 (Shea 82) Costa Rica 0.

Group C Standings:
9 USA 3-0-0 11/2
6 Costa Rica 2-0-1 4/1
3 Cuba 1-0-2 5/7
0 Belize 0-0-3 1/11

Group A Final Standings:
7 Panama 2-1-0 3/1
6 Mexico 2-0-1 6/3
3 Martinique 1-0-2 2/4
1 Canada 0-1-2 0/3

Gold Cup B Final Standings:
6 Honduras 2-0-1 3/2
4 Trin. & Tobago 1-1-1 4/4
4 El Salvador 1-1-1 3/3
3 Haiti 1-0-2 2-3

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