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Good performance of Kukartsev with the light blue - white jersey

Kelibia, Tunisia, July 26, 2013 - The Argentine Seniors' are working hard towards their World Championship, that will take place in Turkey next August. The National Team, coached by Fabian Muraco, are participating of a friendly tour in Tunisia playing friendly matches with other national teams that also are getting ready for their most important international season competition.

After playing a series of friendly matches against different Tunisia teams, on Tuesday they started a friendly tournament that includes the host team, Argentina, India and Russia, all four teams that will be at the World engagement.

After a double victory in the first date by 3-0 v the Youth's of Tunisia and the Juniors' of India, on Wednesday Argentina played another two matches. On the first one they were defeated by the U 23 from Tunisia 1-2 (12-25, 18-25, 25-18). All Argentine players participated of the match to be evaluated by the coaching team with Gonzalo Quiroga topping the score with 10 rallies.

But on the second match, Argentina won its third match at this international friendly tournament, and the fourth in total inTunisia so far. They defeated the home Juniors' Team 2-1 (14--25, 25-21, 25-23) afterr a great come back with Pablo Kukartsev topping the score with 17 rallies, followed by Luciano Zornetta with 12, Miguel Liand with 11 and Quiroga again with 10.

This result qualified Argentina for the final match of the competition in their preparation for the World Championship. They also played friendly matches v Brazil and Chile in our country some months ago.

The World Championship, with Argentina sharing their pool with Iran, Japan, Mexico and Estonia in Pool B in Ankara, will take place August 22nd - September 1st.