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07-11-2011

THE ARGENTINE SENIOR'S MEN TEAM OFFICIAL ROSTER FOR THE FIVB WORLD CUP THAT STARTS IN JAPAN NOVEMBER 20 WAS GIVEN

Nicolás Bruno

Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 7, 2011 - The Argentine Senior's Men Team has already the 14 names to participate at the FIVB World Cup, first competition to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games. The competition, will take place in Japan from November 20th to December 4th in several cities of Japan, where the women's is taking place since November 4th.

The competition formula is round robin - all against all - with the three podium places qualifying directly for the next Olympic Games.

Javier Weber, who is already in Europe concentrating with the players that participate of different European Leagues, gave this Monday the official 14 players roster for the competition that faces the five continental champions, the best four second runners (as the FIVB World Ranking), Japan (as organizer) and two wild cards (Russia and Poland).

Some of the names in this roster will make their own history: Nicolás Bruno will travel for the first time with the Senior Team, while Maximiliano Gauna, that already travelled for the FIVB World League, could step onto the field for the first time.

OFFICIAL ROSTER:

Setters: Luciano De Cecco, Nicolás Uriarte

Opposite players: Federico Pereyra, Iván Castellani

Middle players: Pablo Crer, Sebastián Solé, Maximiliano Gauna

Wing spikers: Facundo Conte, Rodrigo Quiroga, Mariano Giustiniano, Nicolás Bruno, Cristian Poglajen

Liberos: Alexis González, Franco López

Coaching team:

Coach: Javier Weber
Assistant Coach: Flavio Leoni
Assistant Coach: Juan Manuel Barrial
Trainer: Ronaldo Finotti
Doctor: Gabriel Solari
Statistics: Genaro López
Statistics: Federico Fernández Mentaberry
Therapist: Carlos Trolla
Journalist: Martín De Rose

Team

Qualification

World Ranking 15-1-11

Japan

Organizer

14

Russia

Wild Card

2

Poland

Wild Card

10

Brazil

South American Champion

1

Serbia

European Champion

3

Cuba

NORCECA Champion

4

USA

NORCECA Second Runner up

5

Italy

European Second Runner up

6

Argentina

South American Second Runner up

8

China

Asian Second Runner up

11

Egypt

African Champion

13

Iran

Asian Champion

19

FIVB Official Website - Men World Cup

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