Brazil Champion of the I Junior Pan American Games

CALI, Colombia, November 30, 2021. - Brazil was crowned champion of the Men’s Volleyball Tournament at the I Junior Pan American Games defeating Mexico 3-0 (25-17, 25-21 , 25-17) on Tuesday night at the Evangelista Mora Coliseum.


Brazil´s blocking was too much for Mexico, leading with a huge 15-6 margin; they also held a 5-1 advantage in serves and committed fewer unforced errors, 14 against 23. Mexico led 37-32 in attacks.


Outside hitter Adriano Fernandes led Brazil’s scorers with 14 points on 11 kills, two blocks and two aces. Also contributing in Brazil’s victory was outside hitter and captain Joao Cordeiro with 12 points followed by opposite hitter Guilherme Sabino with 10 points.


Outside hitter Josué López alongside Isaias Aguirre were Mexico’s top scorers with 10 points each.


This was the second occasion in the tournament that Brazil beat Mexico, the first was for pool B top place in a five set thriller.


Brazil concludes the tournament undefeated with 5-0 record and Mexico with 3-2 for the silver medal.


Joao Cordeiro, outside hitter and captain Brazil: “We set the rhythm of the game and that’s how we won, we made history as the first champions of the Junior Pan-American Games. Mexico pushed us a little bit in the second set but we controlled them and that was crucial for our win”.