U20 Drawing of Lots ceremony held in Puerto Rico



CAROLINA, Puerto Rico, July 2, 2015 – The Drawing of Lots Ceremony for the FIVB U20 Women’s World Championship to be contested in four cities of Puerto Rico took place on Wednesday under the supervision of Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, First Executive Vice President of FIVB and President of NORCECA Confederation.


The attendees to the ceremony held at Hotel Verdanza of Carolina included Sara Rosario, President of The Puerto Rican Olympic Committee, Nelson Perez, President of the Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation, Juan Marquez, Mayor of Maunabo, one of the hosting cities, and Johan Estades, Secretary of Sports of Caguas, the main hosting city.


Hosts Puerto Rico will compete in Pool A along with teams from Russia, Bulgaria and Cuba, while reigning champions China will play in Pool B with the teams from Serbia, Peru and Mexico. Pool C consists of sides from Japan, Italy, Chinese Taipei and Egypt and Pool D is formed by Brazil, Turkey, Dominican Republic and Czech Republic.


“We have conducted a transparent drawing of lots and the different groups look very competitive and challenging,” Marte Hoffiz said. “We are looking forward to have a great world championship and I wish the best of luck to the 16 national teams taking part on it.”


“We are very proud of this opportunity to host the world championship and have obtained the full support of four great cities of Puerto Rico,” Perez said. “I am sure we will have a successful event.”


The FIVB U20 Women’s World Championship will be played in the cities of Caguas, Juncos, Gurabo and Maunabo from September 11 to 19.