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FIFA: 3 Cuban soccer players defected in Toronto

Updated: October 13, 2012, 2:11 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Soccer's governing body says the three Cuban soccer players who disappeared before a World Cup qualifier against Canada have defected.

FIFA said in an email the players defected Thursday, one day before the game. U.S. Customs and Border Protection would not confirm reports the men tried to cross into the United States at the Niagara Falls border point.

Tom Rusert, a spokesman for the customs and border protection agency, said no arrests were made in relation to this case. ...

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