By Circles Robinson
HAVANA TIMES, Oct. 29 — The Cuban women’s volleyball team lost 3-0 on Friday to Croatia (23-25 32-34 21-25) in its opening match of the World Volleyball Championships taking place in Japan. The “Morenas del Caribe” play Germany on Saturday.
In other Group C play the United States defeated Thailand three sets to one (23-25 25-17 25-17 25-21) and Germany breezed by Kazakhstan in straight sets (25-21 25-14 25-16).
Four teams in each of the four pools will go on to the second round of the tournament. Each team plays five first round matches.
For more information see the official tournament website.