After opening the World Championships against host Bulgaria on Sunday, Finland had a couple of days to regroup and bounced back with a sweep of No. 16 Cuba. Meanwhile, Bulgaria moved to moved to 2-1 and secured its place in the second round with a dominant blocking effort (12-0) in a sweep of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico will debut in the competition against Iran on September 12. It will then round off Pool D play against Poland, Bulgaria, Finland, and Cuba.
Brazil defeated Puerto Rico in the semifinals to set up a meeting with Argentina in the Pan Am Cup final.
On the opening day of the Men NORCECA Challenge Cup, tournament favorites Cuba and Puerto Rico earned sweeps.
The second round of the 2018 CEV Men’s Champions League has concluded their home and away matches.
The 2018 CEV Men’s Champions League is in full swing, with the first half of the second being completed on October 18.
After winning 14 straight sets, Argentina finally lost one in the gold medal match of the Pan American Cup, but bounced back to win the match in four sets.
Canada earned its spot in the Pan Am Cup semifinals with a four-set win over the Dominican Republic, while Puerto Rico grabbed the last spot in the final four.
Emerson Rodriguez scored 31 points, but it was not enough to complete Venezuela’s comeback effort in a five-set loss to Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Argentina continued on to a 3-0 Pan Am Cup start and semifinal berth with a 3-0 win over Canada.
Argentina remained undefeated in Pool B play with a sweep of Venezuela, while Puerto Rico earned its first win of the tournament with a 3-0 victory over the host Canadians on Wednesday.