World League 2005 News
Garcia aiming for improvement for his Cuba
Cuba, May 5, 2005 – Cuba coach Roberto Garcia is
quietly confident of improving on his side’s
2004 World League seventh-place finish ahead of
this year’s edition which starts on May 27.
Garcia unveiled his 12-strong line up on
Thursday from the group of 18 previously named
with veteran middle blocker Pavel Pimienta
leading the way along with Yasser Portuondo,
Osmany Juantorena, Henry Bell, Odelvis Dominico
and setter Javier Gonzalez.
Pic: Henry Bell, watched by coach Roberto
Garcia, makes a superb save during last year's
World League Intercontinental Round
Completing the squad are Raydel Poey, Raidel
Corrales, Dariel Garcia, Sirianis Mendez,
Yoandry Diaz and Roberlandi Simon.
Talking about the preparation of the team,
Garcia said that the days spent in Russia were
very helpful, because in addition to training
they played four matches against two Russian
clubs and two against the Belarus team.
The team will travel to Argentina on Monday
where they will play four times against the
Argentinean national team before heading to
Greece with game time the primary objective
before their trip to Varna, where they start
their World League campaign against Bulgaria.