Cuba finishes with 2-1 record at Qualification Tournament in
January 12, 2020: Cuba recovered from its dramatic five-set
loss to Canada to defeat Mexico
3 -1 (26 -28, 25-20, 25-20, 25-21) today at the Men’s Tokyo
Qualification Tournament in Vancouver, Canada.
Miguel Lopez of Cuba topped all scoring with 21 points, as
Cuba capitalized on its strong serve and opponent errors.
Cuba did not get its ticket to Tokyo - Canada later defeated
Puerto Rico to win the tournament and the berth to the
Cuba #9 - Livan Osoria Rodriguez (captain)
“Yesterday was a sad day but the attitude of the team is
better and we did a great job today and got the win.
Yesterday we were very close to Tokyo but we regained our
focus and beat Mexico and I thought we did a great job
Cuba is very young team, so this was a great experience.
Qualifying for Tokyo is a very hard road and maybe in the
future we can qualify.”
Cuba #13 – Robertlandy Simon
“We played well today so we’re happy but a little bit sad
because of what happened yesterday, but life goes on.
I hope the rest of our team will go and play in Europe (in
pro leagues) because that’s the place to go and gain the
best experience and be ready for the future.”
Mexico Head Coach – Jorge Miguel Azair Lopez
“The tournament is finished, we had a good experience and
now the focus is on the next four years. It’s time to
develop for the future.”