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Argentina starts with Colombia and Paraguay in Chile

Santiago, Chile, November 1, 2012 - The Argentine Youth's Boys Team, whose next international engagement is the South American Championship knows already its pool and rivals of the preliminary phase. The competition to be held in the city of Santiago, next Wednesday, November 7th offers for the first time in the history three berths for the 2013 Mexican World Championship for South American teams. The boys coached by Julian Alvarez will be in Pool B together with Colombia and Paraguay in a competition of 9 teams divided in three pools of three teams each.

The presence of nine teams including for the first time the Bolivian Youth's team derived in a new playing formula decided by the South American Confederation, with Chile heading as home team Pool A together with Peru and Uruguay and Brazil, Venezuela and Bolivia as part of Pool C.

So, every team will have a day free in the preliminary three days' round and Argentina will start with its free day, facing Paraguay on Thursday, Nov. 8th and playing against Colombia on Friday, Nov. 9th.

Top teams on the three pools and best second will qualify directly for semi-finals. Semi-finals will take place next Saturday, Nov. 10th qualifying the first two places for Mexico while on Sunday at the bronze match, the third team will be qualified.

The competition will take place at the Olympic Training Centre in the capital of Chile, Santiago.