Cuban soccer player Dairon Blanco dies in a traffic accident

The Cuban footballer Dairon Alberto Blanco Joseph, a member of the Cuban National Soccer Team on several occasions, died this Monday in a traffic accident.

The news was confirmed on Facebook by sports journalist Dubler Vázquez Colomé, who in his publication specified that the soccer player -28 years old and a native of the Amancio Ortega municipality, in Las Tunas- He had returned to the country after spending some time outside of Cuba, and was preparing to represent the island in the next season.

“Cuban football is mourning the harsh news of the death of player from Las Tunas Dairon Blanco, who lost his life in a traffic accident. Dairon was one of the most talented footballers in the country and had been international with the National Team. After some time away from Cuba, he had returned to Las Tunas and was already getting ready to represent his homeland in the next season. Our condolences to your family and friends. Rest in peace, Dairon, ”wrote Vázquez Colomé.

“Very sad the news of the death of the Cuban soccer player of the National Team Dairon Blanco. Since I speak soccer We send all the strength and our support to his family, ”wrote Cuban sports blogger Daguito Valdés.

“A great loss for soccer in Las Tunas: Dairon Blanco has died in a traffic accident. A young life leaves and Amancio and Las Tunas are in mourning. EPD ”, also lamented the sports journalist from Tunera, Gretel Yanet Tamayo Velázquez.

The news has spread rapidly on social networks, although details of the tragic accident in which the young footballer lost his life are currently unknown.

However, various comments on social networks suggest that the accident occurred on the National Highway, in a section near the province of Cienfuegos.

Dairon was a midfielder for the Las Tunas provincial team and for the National Team. At just 19 years old he was already a regular in the Las Tunas team.

He was a three-time champion of the Caribbean with the youth team Cuba, participated in the Pan American Games in Guadalajara 2012, and also in the World Cup qualifying for over 19s in the United States.

In 2019, Dairon Blanco made his debut in a second division team in Uruguay, according to an interview he gave then to a local television in that country.


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