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Date: 10/23/2011

After their women’s teams qualified for the final clash of the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Friday night 21 October, the men from Brazil and Argentina will face eachother in the decisive match for the Olympics 2012 in London on Monday 24 October.

On Saturday night 22 October local time Brazil came over the Dominican Republic with an absolutely clear 41:17 (18:8) victory in the first semi-final, as the “Gauchos” were the lucky 26:25 winner against Chile. As the Argentines were clearly stronger before the break thanks to their brilliant goalkeeper Matias Schulz, they led 15:10 – but then Chile improved, scored a 7:1 series after  the break, equalized at the 17:17 and even turned the game completely, as they extended their lead to 21:18. But the roller coaster changed it’s direction again, as Argentina scored a 7:2 series in the final stage of this thrilling semi-final to decide the match at the score of 25:23 two minutes before the end. Top scorers of this high-tensioned match were Fernandez with eight goals for Brazil and Salinas, who scored seven times for Chile.

While Brazil and Argentina play for Gold and Silver – and the direct qualification for London 2012, Chile is the favourite in the Bronze medal match against the Dominican Republic.

Aside Canada (26:25 victory over USA) and host Mexico (30:25 against Venezuela) will play for the fifth place on Monday 24 October.