Puerto Rico’s men’s volleyball team will play one last tournament before watching the action later this month at the World Championships in Poland and Slovenia.
Today, the Puerto Rican hexagonal opens its participation in the Pan American Cup, which is being held in Canada, by facing the Brazilian team in the match that begins at 4:00 pm (Puerto Rican time).
This event awards a place to the Pan American Games in Santiago 2023.
In addition, it will serve as a preparation and warm-up for the Puerto Rican national team ahead of the World Cup, which will run from August 26 to September 11.
The team, which arrived in Canada yesterday, is led by captain and officer Arturo Iglesias, veteran striker Libero Denis del Valle and striker Pellegrin Vargas.
In addition, forwards Clistan Lawrence, Jamal Ellis, Omar Hoyos, Pedro Molina and Kevin Lopez were included; Center backs Jonathan Rodriguez, Pedro Neves, Antonio Elias and Ismail Al-Ammar, Iscar Fiorentino and Libro Arnil Cabrera.
The team will be led by former player Ossi Antonetti.
“It’s a very difficult tournament, in Canada,” Antonetti said. “We will try to use the tournament as a preparation for the World Cup.” speaker.
Antonetti also specified that the aspirations were to lead a team that was “exactly the same” as the team they wanted at the World Cup.
After the event in Canada, the Puerto Rican team plans to train for a few more days in Puerto Rico before leaving for Poland.