Volleyball: Mexico Makes Its Long Return By Winning Intercontinental Tournament

Mexico topped the group at the 2016 Men’s Volleyball Olympic Intercontinental Qualification Tournament. In total four teams (2 African, 1 North American and 1 South American) competed in a round robin tournament where the winner qualified to the Olympics. The Men’s Volleyball Olympic Intercontinental Qualification Tournament was held in Mexico City, Mexico from June 3rd to June 5th 2016.

The first set of matches saw Chile and Mexico defeat Tunisia and Algeria in straight sets. In the next set Mexico was placed in a strong position after they defeated Chile in a 3-1 match. In the other match Tunisia defeated Algeria 3-1. In the final set of matches Chile kept its hope alive by defeating Algeria in a 3-1 match. However, despite losing to Tunisia Mexico was able to force a fifth set Mexico and thus was able to grab the 12th and final Olympic spot. This will be Mexico first Olympic appearance since they themselves hosted the Olympics back in 1968.

 

Tournament Rankings

  1. Mexico
  2. Chile
  3. Tunisia
  4. Algeria

 

References

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