At Olmedo Solé Stadium in Los Santos province in Panama, the Venezuelan U-18 team will look to Cuba on Monday for their second win in the Premundial Championship that began on November 23 and will run until December 3.
The team led by David Brito fell in their first match 8-2 against their Canadian counterpart, but recovered on the following day by beating Bahamas 17 by 1. After the match with Cuba, the criollos will be measured to Colombia in the closure of the first phase.
Canada are in first place in Group B with two wins without defeats, followed by Colombia (2-1), Cuba (1-1), Venezuela (1-1) and Bahamas (0-3) respectively.
Group A is dominated by the United States (2-0), who is escorted by Dominican Republic (2-2), Brazil (1-1), Honduras (1-2) and Peru (0-3) , while Panama (3-0), Nicaragua (2-1), Argentina (1-1), Guatemala (0-2) and Mexico finish in the last place with no wins and two defeats.
The top four of the Super Round will rival medalists. Those who finish in first and second place will be the finalists who will fight for the gold, while those who finish in the rungs three and four will face the bronze.
The qualifying event will award four seats to the U-18 World Championship, to be held in the Republic of Korea in 2019. AVN