FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

Press release

U-20 Pan Am Cup sides ready for showdown in Havana

Cuba (pictured), Puerto Rico, Chile and Costa Rica will battle for one last place at to the FIVB U20 World Championship inthe Czech Republic

Havana, Cuba, March 14, 2013 – The sides taking part in the Women’s U-20 Pan American Cup are set to get the action underway at the Ciudad Deportiva Coliseum from March 18 to 23, knowing that there is one last ticket to the FIVB Junior World Championship available.

Colombia, Peru, Dominican Republic and Mexico are grouped in Pool A, while the non-qualified Chile, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and hosts Cuba compose Pool B.

The top team after the preliminary round in Pool B will win the place at the World Championship that takes place in the Czech Republic in June, following a decision of the Pan American Volleyball Union.

The top two ranked teams in Pool A will advance directly to the semifinals while the third and fourth placed sides will meet in the quarterfinals with the top two ranked teams in Pool B.

The members of the control committee are expected in Havana on Friday March 15, with teams and referees arriving one day later.

The first edition of the U-20 Pan American Cup was held in Lima, Peru in 2011. Hosts Peru won gold, the Dominican Republic silver and Cuba finished with the bronze.

Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica and El Salvador were the others participants.

The schedule for the preliminary round is the following:

March 18
14:00 Chile v Puerto Rico
16:00 Mexico v Colombia
18:00 Dominican Republic v Peru
20:00 Cuba v Costa Rica
March 19
14:00 Peru v Colombia
16:00 Dominican Republic v Mexico
18:00 Costa Rica v Puerto Rico
20:00 Cuba v Chile
March 20
14:00 Dominican Republic v Colombia
16:00 Costa Rica v Chile
18:00 Mexico v Peru
20:00 Cuba v Puerto Rico


Download highresolution


| More

More press releases

30.06.2013 23:37:05
China paint it red for second time in history
Brno, Czech Republic, June 30, 2013 – In front 4,000 thrilled spectators, world No. 1 China clinched their second FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship ... More...
30.06.2013 22:52:20
China coach Jiande Xu: There is no secret for China’s success in this age category. It is just hard work
Brno, Czech Republic, June 30, 2013 – China coach Jiande Xu and Japan coach Yasuhiro Fukuda shared their emotions at the press conference after Sunday... More...
30.06.2013 22:33:36
China win gold beating Japan 3-0 at Women’s U20 World Championship
Brno, Czech Republic, June 30, 2013 – The gold medal at the Women’s U20 World Championship goes to China, which was missing it since their first victo... More...
30.06.2013 22:03:25
Brasil Rosamaria Montibeller: We wanted the gold, but we are very happy for this bronze medal
... More...
30.06.2013 21:09:55
My team had the possibility to finish in the top eight, says Bulgaria coach
Brno, Czech Republic, June 30, 2013 – In today’s last match at Brno’s Vodova hall, it was Bulgaria who emerged victorious versus Chinese Taipei in str... More...
30.06.2013 20:26:34
Bulgaria sign off with 3-0 victory over Chinese Taipei
Brno, Czech Republic, June 30, 2013 – Bulgaria prevailed against Chinese Taipei in the fight for ninth spot at the 2013 FIVB Women's U20 World Champio... More...
30.06.2013 20:21:36
Bronze for Brazil, their 12th medal in 17 editions
Brno, Czech Republic, June 30, 2013 – Brazil, the only team to participate in every edition of the World Championship U20 so far, got the bronze on Su... More...
30.06.2013 18:30:30
Czech Republic captain Lucie Herbockova: For the first time in this tournament we could please our coach
... More...
30.06.2013 18:15:17
Czech Republic smile after the tie break with Peru
Brno, Czech Republic, June 30, 2013 – Czech Republic concluded their World Championship played in the home venue Kajot on Sunday and they wrote No. 11... More...
30.06.2013 17:48:29
The key point of the tournament was our loss against the Dominican Republic, says Colombia captain
Brno, Czech Republic, June 30, 2013 – Colombia prevailed 3-0 over a mild Egyptian team who could hardly find their rhythm. We won today but I do not f... More...