(Photo: Luiza Moraes/Panam Aquatics)
Classification in the waters! In the match valid for the quarterfinals of men’s water polo at the Pan de Santiago, Brazil defeated Cuba by an elastic score of 16 to 6 and guaranteed its place in the semi-final of the tournament. Thus, the Brazilian team awaits the definition of the confrontation between Canada and Mexico.
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In the history of the Pan American Games, Brazil won a total of 13 medals in men’s water polo. The only title occurred in 1963, at the Pan held in the city of São Paulo-SP. In the last edition, in Lima-2019, the Brazilians took bronze. The duel between the Canadians and the Mexicans will take place this Thursday (2), at 7:30 pm, Brasília-DF time. In the other group, the winner of Argentina and Puerto Rico will play against the United States and Chile.
Right at the beginning of the match, Brazil managed to mount good attacks and took a 3-1 lead in the opening half. Then, another stage dominated by the Brazilians, who ended the first half of the game with an 8-2 advantage.
Unlike the other quarters, the third half was well balanced, with Cuba managing to score three goals. However, the Brazilians regained control in the final stretch and sealed their victory in the final numbers of 16 to 6. Furthermore, Brazil’s main scorer was the young Pedro Vergara, with four goals scored.
Journalist from Espírito Santo graduated from PUC-SP and lover of Olympic and Paralympic sports.