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The Juniors' on their way to the Pan-American Cup

Kamloops, Canada, September 20, 2012 - The Argentine Juniors' Men team is already on its way to next week's U 23 Pan-American Cup and then the South American Championship - this last one - qualifying for the 2013 World Championship. The team coached by Fabian Muraco arrived to Canada to finish training and playing some friendly matches prior to the demanding international competitions that they will face in the near future.

They arrived to Kamloops last Tuesday, Sept. 18th and on Wednesday evening they played one friendly match winning over Thompson Rivers University team 3-1. The revenge will take place this Thursday.

On Friday, the light blue - white team will move to Kelowna, where they will play two more friendly matches, against another university team from British Columbia. They will take place the same on Friday and then, Saturday.

Then, there will be time for the U 23 Pan-American Cup in an only pool with six teams playing round robin - all against all - from Tuesday, September 25th to Saturday, Sept. 29th. in Vancouver. Argentina will face first Dominican Republic on the debut match to play afterwards with Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela and Canada. On Sunday, depending on the final ranking matches will be played for fifth, third and first place.

With most Juniors' that won the silver medal at the Seniors' Men Pan-American Cup held last July, this competition will be the final test for the South American Championship.

The Argentine roster includes:

1- LLANOS, Mauro - 04-May-93 - Bolívar
3- ARPAJOU, Fernando - 08-Nov-94 - River Plate
4- ARAYA, Alejandro - 21-Ago-94 - Ciudad de Buenos Aires
5- LAPERA, Gonzalo - 13-May-93 - Ciudad de Buenos Aires
6- NÚÑEZ, Ramiro - 15-Mar-93 - Rosario Sonder
7- LIAND, Miguel - 26-May-94 - Bolívar
9- QUIROGA, Gonzalo - 25-Feb-93 - Obras de San Juan
11- ZORNETTA, Luciano - 06-Mar-93 - Boca Juniors
12- WEBER, Martín - 07-Jun-94 - River Plate
13- GIRAUDO, Nicolás - 03-Ago-94 - Rivadavia Villa María
15- RODRÍGUEZ, Tomás - 21-Sep-94 - Municipalidad de Córdoba
16- ASSAF, Cristian - 26-Nov-94 - Mar Chiquita

Coach: MURACO, Fabián
Assistant Coach: MOINE, Daniel
Therapist: CRUPNIK, Javier
Trainer: BERTORELLO, Alejandro
Statistics: SAUCEDO, José
Manager: CELIA, Osvaldo

(U 23 Pan-American Cup- Official Canada Website)