Brazil looks confident in its U21 Pan Am Cup opener
FORT MCMURRAY, Canada, May 16, 2017 -
Brazil showed its technical superiority today in its opening
match at the U21 Pan American Cup in Alberta, Canada, beating
Barbados 3-0 (25-12, 25-8, 25-12) in less than an hour.
It was truly a team effort from the
Brazilian side, with opposite Felipe Roque leading scoring with
10 points, followed by teammate Victor Cardoso with seven.
“Brazil is always learning, every match we have to learn
something new,” said Brazil’s head coach
“We have to respect all our opponents and learn to be better.
Our next match is against Guatemala, and we haven’t seen them
play yet, so we will watch how they play in the next match
(tonight against Canada).”
Barbados’ top scorers were Carlos Cyrus and Jherard Morris-Sealy
with seven each.
“Coming from where we are from, I feel very satisfied with my
guys. They met my expectations. If I compare the score of the
previous game (Chile v. Cuba), we scored more points than
Chile,” said Julio Madrazo Alberto Caballero, head coach of Team
“So I feel very satisfied. Obviously there are some technical
aspects we need to improve but I am proud of them. We will work
on becoming better during this tournament, it’s a chance for us.
Tomorrow it will be hard too because we play Canada, but I feel
good because they played well, they want to play and they’re