Cuba will host the Pan American Cup men’s volleyball for players under 21 years of age, scheduled for next October 3 to 8, according to official media on the Island.
The tournament will take place at the Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva, in Havana, and the champion team will qualify directly for the World Championship of the category, scheduled for the coming year according to a note published in the sports portal Hit.
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As reported from the website of the North, Central American and Caribbean Confederation (Norceca) of this sport, group A of the contest will be made up of the teams from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, the United States and Chile, while in group B the teams from Canada, Nicaragua, Haiti and Cuba will be measured.
“For our federation and the Cuban sports movement, it is a great satisfaction to be able to take on Norceca events again on our main stage, which is the Ciudad Deportiva Coliseum,” said Ariel Sainz., holder of the Cuban Volleyball Federation.
“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 national team,” said the federation, quoted by Hit.
On October 3, 4 and 5, the preliminary group will take place. The winners of each one will advance directly to the semifinals and will be the only ones with a holiday date, the information specifies. On Thursday 6 the occupants of the second and third places will seek victory in the quarterfinals to continue opting for the medals.
For Saturday the eighth, the fight for the tournament title is agreed, as well as the bronze medal dispute, says the specialized site.
After several years with discreet results in top-level international competitions, Cuban men’s volleyball has experienced a rebirth thanks to a new generation that has had the opportunity to be hired by teams from the main professional leagues on the planet.
The FCV has also given the green light for the reintegration into the national team of important players who had decided to continue their sports careers without the protection of that body, among them Roberlandy Simon and Michael Sánchez, who shone in the professional leagues of Italy and Brazil, respectively.