The U23 World Champions fell 3-0 to Cuba in the final match of the Junior Pan American group stage. However, Brazil's 1-0 victory over Nicaragua had already qualified them for the semifinals.
Venezuela will now face the Dominican Republic next Wednesday, December 01 at 3:30 pm.
A victory would give them the opportunity to play for the gold medal against the winner of the game between Cuba and Colombia / Argentina.
"The first step of being in the semifinal was accomplished, the Dominican Republic is a balanced rival, but we are going to give everything to take the victory and be able to play in the final for the gold medal," said Carlos García.
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Venezuela's offense was off this time, but early qualifying and tomorrow's day off give Carlos Garcia the opportunity to go with all his pieces on pitching.
"We have pitchers Wikelman Ramírez and Jesús Vargas ready for the semifinal and we were also able to rest relievers Carlos Valero and Carlos Naveda," said the Admiral.