In a key Group A match, Greenland and Canada played to a 20 – 20 draw. Greenland had a disastrous first half as they only managed 6 goals to Canada’s 11. Argentina, the prohibitive favorite in Group A beat Chile 36 – 25, but Chile played them close in the first half trailing only 13 – 11 at the break. Chile, Greenland, and Canada all have realistic expectations of finishing 2nd and advancing to the semifinals. The Canada – Greenland draw will add some additional suspense should both those sides beat Chile as overall goal differential will decide 2nd place, meaning every goal will count in their matches vs. Argentina and Chile.
In Group B, Brazil easily defeated Uruguay 38-13, while Cuba was idle due to the unexpected decision of the Dominican Republic to not participate at the last minute.
Link to standings: http://www.ligahand.com.br/confe/panmasc.html
Sportcom Quebec Article (French): http://www.sportcom.qc.ca/news/2008/news20080624-04.html