Mexico edges Brazil in friendly match


SAQUAREMA, Brazil, April 2, 2013 – The U-19 Mexico’s Boys National Team claimed an encouraging victory over Brazil 3-1 (22-25, 25-16, 27-25, 25-18) as both teams continue with their preparation towards the FIVB World Championship to be held in Tijuana and Mexicali from June 27 to July 7.


It was the first victory of Mexico against the national youth team of Brazil following losses in the two previous matches.


The Mexican team has been training at the Saquarema High Performance Center of Brazilian Volleyball Confederation (CBV) since March 24.


“It is a big day for our team with this win against a monster like Brazil,” said Ariel Acosta, one of the members of the team coached by Oscar Licea. "We made it clear that this is not just any team".


“I feel really proud to be part of this U-19 team,” added Acosta, who last September was one of the leading blockers at the U-23 Pan American Cup in Langley, Canada.