Havana to host NORCECA Women’s Final Four



HAVANA, Cuba, June 2, 2015 – The NORCECA Women’s Final Four Champions Cup will take place at Ciudad Deportiva Coliseum of Havana from June 5 to 7 with two tickets available for the FIVB World Cup, the first qualifying event to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.


The four non-qualified top ranked teams from NORCECA - Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Canada- will play under a single round-robin tournament for the two berths to the event in Japan next September.


United States, the confederation’s top ranked team, is already qualified to the World Cup as reigning women’s world champions.


NORCECA No. 2 Dominican Republic plays No. 5 Canada in the opening match on Friday at 13:30 (local time) followed by the match of No. 3 Cuba against No. 4 Puerto Rico at 15:30.


Teams are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday June 3 with the members of the control committee expected in Havana on Tuesday.


The matches of Friday and Saturday will be played as preliminary contests to the FIVB Men’s World League Intercontinental Round Pool C featuring Bulgaria v Cuba.


The NORCECA Men’s Final Four Champions Cup was held in Detroit, USA last month with Canada and United States earning the tickets to the FIVB World Cup also in Japan.


Competition Schedule


Friday June 5

13:30 Dominican Republic v Canada

15:30 Cuba v Puerto Rico


Saturday June 6

13:30 Puerto Rico v Dominican Republic

15:30 Cuba v Canada


Sunday June 7

15:30 Canada v Puerto Rico

18:00 Cuba v Dominican Republic