Canada will have a second men’s beach volleyball team at Rio 2016.

In the FIVB World Continental Cup Tournament semifinals on Sunday, the Canadian squads of Josh Binstock/Sam Schachter and Grant O’Gorman/Sam Pedlow needed a golden set after splitting their respective matches with the Venezuelan teams.

John Binstock and Sam Schachter were defeated by the Venezuelan duo / Photo via FIVB

John Binstock and Sam Schachter were defeated by the Venezuelan duo / Photo via FIVB

In the first match, Binstock/Schachter started strong but lost 2-1 (13-21, 21-19, 15-13) to Rolando ‘Peter’ Hernandez/Jose ‘Tigrito’ Gomez.

Pedlow/O’Gorman then defeated Jesus Villafane/Jackson Henriquez 2-0 (21-15, 21-12), setting up a deciding set. In the the golden set, Pedlow/O’Gorman edged Hernandez/Henriquez 15-11 to earn Canada a Rio spot.

“We knew this tournament was going to be a challenge with everyone hoping to book the last two spots to Rio,” Pedlow told Volleyball Canada. “We came in just trying to play steady and build momentum as the event went on. I thought we did a great job of playing free and just going for it when the opportunities presented themselves.”

Sam Pedlow, Grant O'Gorman celebrate the victory in the golden set / Photo via FIVB

Sam Pedlow, Grant O’Gorman celebrate the victory in the golden set / Photo via FIVB

The victory in the final qualifier means Canada will have a maximum four teams over the men’s and women’s competition, joining Brazil, the United States and the Netherlands as the only nations with the maximum player quota qualified.

Binstock/Schachter and O’Gorman/Pedlow will decide who will join Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk in Rio in a play-off in North Bay, Ontario on July 16. The winning team will complete in Pool A with Alison/Bruno (BRA), Carambula/Ranghieri (ITA) and Doppler/Horst (AUT) in Rio.

Sam Schachter, Josh Binstock, Sam Pedlow and Grant O'Gorman celebrate the Olympic berth at the FIVB World Continental Cup, July 10 / Photo via FIVB

Sam Schachter, Josh Binstock, Sam Pedlow and Grant O’Gorman celebrate the Olympic berth / Photo via FIVB