USA will be playing Cuba for the gold medal, in a battle between the only 2 unbeaten teams in the AA Youth tourney. Japan and Australia are matched up in the bronze medal game. Taiwan is playing host Mexico for 5th place, after beating Brazil 9-0 in the loser's classification bracket.
Over in Italy, Taiwan's senior NT LOST to China 3-2. I know this is a tuneup for the World Cup, but 2 losses to Italy and China does not forbode well for Taiwan's chances of medaling in the September competition when it faces much tougher competition.