Pivotal USA – Puerto Rico Match likely to determine nonqualifier


The North American and Caribbean Men’s Handball Championships will qualify 4 teams for this summer’s Pan American Handball Championships in Uruguay.  With 5 nations participating this means only 1 nation won’t punch their ticket for Uruguay.  There’s still quite a few games to be played, but with Puerto Rico having lost their first two matches by large margins they appear to be the weakest team.  Mathematically, there best hope is a win today against the U.S. which is the only other team without a victory.  The U.S. lost 21-15 against Cuba in its only match so far.  Following a 13-5 deficit in the first half the U.S. played much better in the 2nd half, actually outscoring the Cubans 10-8.  Based on that performance the U.S. should be able to get a win and all but punch their ticket for Uruguay.

Match time is 5:00 PM (U.S. Eastern Time) and will be streamed live at the link below.

Tournament Standings: Link

Webstreaming website:  Link