HAVANA, Cuba, May 13 (acn) Cuba will face Guatemala today in the first day of the 2019 Women´s Pan American Volleyball Cup, which will run until next Saturday at the Manuel Bonilla Coliseum, in Lima, Peru.
According to the website of the contest, Cuba´s other rivals in this Group B are Honduras and Peru, whom they will face on Tuesday and Wednesday, in that order.
Today´s program also includes the matches Peru-Honduras (Pool B) and Chile-Dominican Republic (Pool A), while Puerto Rico, other member of the latter group, will have a resting day.
This is the last qualifying event to the World Women's Volleyball Championship to be held next July in Mexico.
Peru and the DR, due to their current position in the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Ranking, are already qualified to that major feast, so the dispute for the solo ticket to the WC will be between Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras and Puerto Rico.
In the previous edition of 2017, the medals went to the United States (gold), Argentina (silver) and Cuba (bronze).
The historic medal table of these tournaments, with editions in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017, has the DR as leader with one gold and two silver, followed by Peru, Mexico and USA (1-0-0), Argentina (0-2-0), Cuba (0-0-2) and Colombia and Chile (0-0-1) each.