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Italy and Argentina are training together for the FIVB Grand Prix 2013

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jyly 29, 2013 - This next weekend starts a new edition of the FIVB Grand prix, the premiere competition for the best National Seniors' Women Team of the World. Argentina, that qualified to participate for third consecutive year will be facing the best teams of the Globe coached by Guillermo Orduna.

The team travelled last Friday to Italy to face their last week of training there, as the first weekend for the light blue - white team in Pool E will take place in Montichiari, facing first the powerful team of Italy and also Germany and Kazajistan on the first of the three weekends of the preliminary round.

As soon as they arrive to Europe with over 20 hours travelling they started training. They faced Italy in one of their friendly matches won by the host team 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 25-16) with Argentina fighting at times at the same level as Italy.

Argentina will face Italy at Palageorge from Montichiari on Friday, the same venue they will use for Saturday and Sunday matches.

This will be the first Gran Prix coached by Guillermo Orduna, that will have for Argentina in the preliminary round two more weekends. First in Hong Kong and then Wuhan (China) to complete the twelve matches that allow the team to improve their international experience and keep growing.

(FIVB Grand Prix 2013 - FIVB Officcial Website)