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