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01-08-2013

SOUTH AMERICAN SENIORS' MEN CHAM.: KUKARTSEV REPLACES CASTELLANI

Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2, 2013 - The Argentine Seniors' Men Team will travel next Sunday to Brazil to particiate of the 30th South American Seniors' Men Championship that will take place in the city of Cabo Frio, August 6th - 10th. The delegation including 14 players will have one change due to Ivan Castellani' injury that will be replaced by the Opposite Player Pablo Kukartsev. Castellani will go through a meniscus surgery as he injured himself on last Wednesday's afternoon training.

The opposite player that played last season for Puerto San Martin suffered an injure digging and the doctor of the Argentine Seniors', Dr. Solari decided on the need of the surgery.

Pablo Darío Kukartsev was born March 25, 1993 in the city of Buenos Aires and son of two very well known voleyball players that participated at Nautico Hacoaj team. It will be his international debut with the Argentine Seniors' at his first season in the country. When he returns from the South American participation he will travel for his last training period for the Juniors' World Championship in Turkey.

Therefore the official 14 players Roster travelling to Brazil includes:

Setters: Luciano De Cecco - Nicolas Uriarte

Opposite players: Bruno Romanutti - Pablo Kukartsev

Middle players: Pablo Crer - Sebastian Sole - Martin Ramos

Wing spikers: Rodrigo Quiroga - Federico Pereyra - Pablo Bengolea - Agustin Ramond -, Ezequiel Palacios

Liberos: Alexis Gonzalez - Facundo Santucci

The team coached by Javer Weber is part of Pool B together with Paraguay and Venezuela in the preliminary round that will take place, August 6th and 7th. On August 8th the team will rest and on the 9th start semi-finals and finals. This Continental championship gives the first two vacant places for South America for the Italian World Championship 2014.

30TH SOUTH AMERICAN SENIOR'S MEN CHAMPIONSHIP

AUGUST 6TH - 10TH, 2013

CABO FRIO - RIO DE JANEIRO - BRAZIL

Pool A: BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, CHILE

pool B: ARGENTINA, VENEZUELA, PARAGUAY

Preliminary Round

August 6, 2013

17.30 ARG v PAR

20.30 BRA v CHI

August 7th

17.30 ARG v VEN

20.30 BRA v COL

August 8th

17.30 VEN v PAR

20.30 COL v CHI

Semi-Finals and Final matches

August 9th

14.30 3º G A x 3º G B (7)

17.30 2º G A x 1º G B (8)

20:30 1º G A x 2º G B (9)

August 10th

18.45 Losers matches 8 & 9 (3rd place)

21.45 Winners matches 8 & 9 (Final)

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