Brazil defeats Canada and plays the men’s water polo final with the United States

Santiago de Chile, November 3 (EFE). – Today, Friday, Brazil won in an exciting and close match over Canada by only one goal to reach the men’s water polo final at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games, in which it will face the United States, at the Aquatic Center in the National Stadium Park. , in the Chilean capital.

Brazil, which will play in the eighth Pan American Final, has won just one gold medal in 19 editions so far, while the United States has 13 titles, the last seven in a row.

A draw was imposed between Brazil and Canada from the beginning, although it was the Canadians who reached the end of the third period with an additional goal, after they had tied 3 for each team in the first and third quarters and won the second by three. -2.

In the fourth, Brazil took control with a 5-3 victory, but the decisive goal was scored by Gustavo Guimaraes to oust Canada, which competed in the 2019 Lima final to win the silver medal.

The United States, the favorite, defeated Argentina 22-7, achieving the difference from the beginning by 9 goals at the end of the first half, with a score of 6-1 in the first half and 4-0 in the second.

The Argentine team responded in the third period, losing more closely with a score of 6-4, as it lost in the previous period 6-2.

Argentina won four medals in the sport at the Pan American Games, including two gold, in the first two editions in Buenos Aires 1951 and Mexico 1955. Its last medal was a bronze 60 years ago.

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The women’s water polo final was within expectations, as the United States would face Canada, as has happened in all editions since the sport’s debut in Winnipeg 1999, while it would face Brazil, which has always won bronze with the exception of the Rio 2007 edition, fighting with Argentina to maintain its place.

The United States has won the last five editions in a row, with Canada only managing to win gold in the final at home, Winnipeg 1999.

The American team qualified for the final by defeating Argentina 27-1, winning the first and fourth halves 7-0 and the third 6-1.

The Canadians defeated the Brazilians 21-4, beating them in each half 7-3, 5-0, 3-1, 6-0.

The finals of the men’s and women’s competitions will be held next Saturday, as will the duels of both branches for bronze medals. Evie

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