Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Belize ready to play
San Jose, Costa Rica, July 26, 2012 – The national teams of
Costa Rica, Belize, Nicaragua and Guatemala are ready to compete
in the first qualifying round Group H of the NORCECA Men FIVB
Poland towards the World Cup 2014 from 27 to 29 July.
The event will be held at the National Gymnasium in San Jose and
three spots are at stake for the second round.
Good battles and close matches are expected in the tournament
which kicks off on Friday with a match between Guatemala and
Nicaragua followed by the clash of Costa Rica and Belize.
The aspirations of hosts Costa Rica is to finish on top. "The
expectation is of course to win the tournament. We have a good
working group, a young team with experience. We've had previous
experiences. So the work we've been doing is with the goal of
attaining the victory in this tournament, "Costa Rica’s coach,
Cesar Salas said.
Belize will try to surprise the opposition. "We want to win,
like all the other teams that are here to compete, but this
tournament is very important for Belize. For now we just want to
raise the level of our volleyball and try to prove it and, of
course, to qualify,” Coach Albert Humes was quoted saying.
In the case of Guatemala, his coach, Alvinzi Pelaez says: "It is
an uncertainty for us. I walked away from the volleyball since
2008. I played the qualification in 2005 and again I think Costa
Rica is the team to beat in the tournament, on spite of the
technical improvement Belize while Nicaragua seems to be above
El Salvador. "
The selection of Nicaragua is coached by Lester Martinez who
assures his players are ready to battle. “We come with every
intention of moving to the next round. We have strived for that
goal and believe that there is enough willingness from the boys
to achieve the goal. Games must be tight because we all want to
win and nobody wants to lose here.