It is a great satisfaction for the federation and the national sports movement to once again take on events from North, South, Central America and the Caribbean on our main stage, said the vice president of the Sports Institute, Ariel Sainz, in statements to the digital media Jit.
The western province of Pinar del Río held international tournaments (before the covid-19 pandemic and this year), he recalled and added that “adjusted to a plan for massification and generalization of venues in the country, but without a doubt our fundamental venue is the Colisseum”.
This Pan American Cup will give continuity to the preparation of future generations and will be an extension of the work that has been done for many years with the athletes who are consolidated in the Antillean team, said the also president of the Cuban Volleyball Federation.
Group A of the tournament, whose winner gets the ticket for the category world championship in 2023, is made up of Mexico, the Dominican Republic, the United States and Chile; while B is made up of Canada, Nicaragua, Haiti and the hosts, as disclosed by the Confederation in charge on its website.
The preliminary phase will take place on October 3, 4 and 5, the winners of each key will advance directly to the semifinals and will be the only ones with a rest day.
On Thursday the 6th, the occupants of the second and third places will seek victory in the quarterfinals to reach the penultimate date, while the two semifinal matches will take place on Friday the 7th.
Prior to these, that day, four groups will discuss the seats from fifth to eighth and on Saturday 8 the fair concludes with the discussion of the bronze and gold medals in that order.
The Cuban team, with a gold and a silver medal since 2011, lifted the trophy of the 2019 edition held in Peru, followed by Canada, Puerto Rico and Chile.