Chile and Canada played the first match of the daily program of President Cup at Jane Sandanski Arena. The South American team didn’t allow surprise and took the win, 46-24. With this victory, Chile will fight against Brazil for 21st place, and Canada will play against Nigeria for 23rd place.
The winner was decided in the first half. Canada made many technical faults in attack, so Chileans scored easy goals with fast breaks and they had 11 goals lead, 21-10.
In the second half the both head coaches gave chances for play to all of the players from the bench, but the lead of Chile increased until the end to 22 goals, 46-24.
The best scorer in Chile was Rodrigo Aedo with nine goals and the best scorer in Canada was Gaspard with five goals.
Sylvian Gaudet (Canada): We gave chances of the four players that weren’t in the squad. They did good job, especially in offense, but our defense wasn’t on good level today. We have to find a way to win against Nigeria tomorrow, the players should give 100%, otherwise the game will be same like previous.
Pablo Nunez (Chile): We use this game for preparation for tomorrow game. We rotated all the players and now they have more confidence before the match against Brazil. They are favorites, but this is World Championship and everything can happen.