Handball News Summary (11 November 2013)

The Dominican Republic Men with the Caribbean Cup trophy.

The Dominican Republic Men with the Caribbean Cup trophy.

1) Caribbean Cup final results. This past weekend the Caribbean Cup ended with the Cuban women and Dominican Republic men taking first place. The Cuban women were particularly impressive with 2 wins over the host and World Championship bound Dominicans. The Cuban men were also competive, but lost to the hosts Dominicans 31-29.
Written summary at Handball-World: Link
Wiki page with results, match forms and video links (Mundo Handball): Link

2) Cuban player confirms desire to return to International Competition. In an interview on the Argentinian Handball podcast, Cuban Jorge Luis Pavan who currently plays for Naturhouse La Rioja in the Liga Asobal confirmed that Cuban players playing professionally in Europe who had previously defected are interested in again representing Cuba in international competition.
Handball de Primera (Spanish): Link

3) Cuban Rafael Capote to play in Qatar. Pavan’s club teammate, Rafael Capote, pending the results of a physical, will be transferred to Qatari club, El Jaish. Further speculation is that he may end up obtaining Qatari citizenship and playing for Qatar when that nation hosts the 2015 World Championship.
Mundo Handball (Spanish): Link