Cuba outplays Canada at U21 Worlds


MANAMA, Bahrain, July 26, 2019 – Cuba will play Czech Republic for ninth place in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship, following a 3-0 (25-19, 28-26, 25-19) victory over Canada on Friday.


Canada will play Poland, who lost to Czech Republic today in five sets, in the match for 11th and 12th places on Saturday.


Xander Ketrzynski (Canada) and Jose Carlos Romero Gonzalez (Cuba) were top scorers in today’s match with 16 apiece.


Meanwhile, Puerto Rico lost to Tunisia 3-2 (25-22, 25-18, 23-25, 26-18, 15- 12) and will play for the 15th and 16th places against Morocco, who lost to Egypt in four sets.


Yassine Abdelhedi and Hamdi Ben Taleb were the top scores for Tunisia with 31 and 23 points, respectively. Sebastian Negrón and Pedro Molina finished with 19 and 17 for Puerto Rico.