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23-07-2013

THE ARGENTINE JUNIORS' WORKING IN TUNISIA

Two celebrations in two victories for the Juniors' in Tunisia

Kelibia, Tunisia, July 23, 2013 - In a new international training towards their World Championship, the Argentine Juniors' Men Team is working at an international friendly tour in Tunisia with their head on their most important competition of this year that will take place in Turkey next August. The Juniors' coached by Fabian Muraco already played four friendly matches in the north country of Africa.

The National team left Argentina last Wednesday, July 17th, travelling about 30 hours to reach Tunisia on Friday, evening local time. That same day at night, they trained for the first time there for about one hour and a half.

On the following three days, the Seniors' played friendly matches against different categories of the local national teams. First, v the Youth's when they won 1-2 (21-25, 25-22, 22-25) in a match already previously decided to three sets with 14 rallies of Gonzalo Quiroga and 13 of Pablo Kukartsev.

On Sunday, the victory was for the home team in the same formula match and by the same result 2-1 (25-22, 25-17, 222-25). Then, they played a short set won by Tunisia 15-13. On Monday, v the U 23 local team, it was once more 1-2 and the short set was also won by the Argentine Seniors (21-25, 22-25, 25-13, 10-15). On this last match Kukartsev was the top scorer with 23 rallies and over 60 per cent offensive.

On Tuesday, the Juniors' from Russia and India joint the friendly tour completing a four-team competition with Argentina and the host Tunisia playing all against all with the finals to be played next Friday. At the start the Argentine Seniors' defeated Tunisia 3-0 (18-25, 22-25, 18-25) with Kukartsev scoring 21 rallies and Luciano Zornetta, 12.

On the Juniors' Men World Championship Argentina shares Pool with Iran, Japan, Mexico and Estonia (Pool B in Ankara) taking place in Turkey, August 22nd - September 1st.

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