Nine Teams to compete at Men’s U23 Pan Am Cup
GUANAJUATO, Mexico, September 4, 2016 – The third edition of the
U23 Men’s Pan American Cup will take place in Guanajuato with a
record of nine teams competing for three spots to next year’s
FIVB World Championship.
The top two ranked NORCECA teams and the top ranked team from
South American Confederation will be granted of berths in the
world championship with the participation of a total of 12
teams. The hosting country is yet to be confirmed.
Hosts Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia will compete in Pool A,
Trinidad & Tobago, Dominican Republic and Cuba will play in Pool
B while St Lucia, Argentina and Chile will battle in Pool C.
The top two ranked teams among the pool winners will advance
directly to the semifinals and the lowest ranked pool winner
will compete in the quarterfinals with the three second place
Cuba is the current champion of the U23 Men’s Pan American Cup
having won the 2014 edition held at home in Havana with a
straight-set victory over Mexico. Brazil claimed the gold medal
in the inaugural event held in Langley, Canada with a victory in
consecutive sets over Argentina.
The Dominican Republic finished in third place in the first two
editions with victories over Canada and Guatemala, respectively.
The opening day schedule features a first match between St Lucia
and Argentina at 15:00 local time, followed by the match of
Trinidad & Tobago and Dominican Republic at 17:00. The contest
of Mexico and Guatemala closes the actions at 19:00.
Preliminary Round Schedule:
15:00 St Lucia v Argentina
17:00 Trinidad & Tobago v Dominican Republic
19:00 Mexico v Guatemala
15:00 Cuba v Trinidad & Tobago
17:00 Colombia v Guatemala
19:00 Chile v St. Lucia
15:00 Argentina v Chile
17:00 Dominican Republic v Cuba
19:00 Mexico v Colombia
Past Podium Postions
Year Gold Silver Bronze
2012 BRA ARG DOM
2014 CUB MEX DOM