If it wasn’t for this I wouldn’t be playing football anymore. It’s changed my life. I’ve found my love for football again.”
The collapse of the USSR could have financially bankrupted Cuba, but the intelligence and the creativity of their sporting institute had other ideas.
After many of the England World Cup squad came from Football League academies, are the Premier League academies producing enough top flight players?
Sporting history of Cuba: Despite its success, why is the state-driven Cuban sports module severely unknown?
This is the first of a two-article series of the rise and growth of Cuban sport development as well an insight into the elite sporting athletes that the country consistently create.
Sport Examined takes a look at the Pacific Island’s hopeful rise to power.