ChileGroup D / Presidents Cup

 

Normally their opponent should have had more power, but in the end the home advantage was the decisive factor for Chile at the Pan American Championships 2010, the qualification tournament for Sweden 2011. Chile took the victory in the Bronze final of this competition against Cuba and qualified for the first time ever for a World Championship.

When Cuba played in the semi-final against Argentina, one day before, the match had to be interrupted due to a bomb alert after 20 minutes – it was decided then that Argentina will go on to the finals as they led clearly at the moment when the game was interrupted. But in the Bronze final Chile played dominant.