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19-05-2014

ARGENTINA SENIORS' DEBUT UNDER VELASCO COACHING

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 19, 2014 - Julio Velasco, head coach of the Argentine Seniors' Men Team gave this Monday the roster of 14 players for the series of friendly matches v Tunisia that will take place this Monday and Tuesday, at 22.00.00 at UTC Pacheco Stadium and at Almirante Brown Stadium respectively live broadcast by TyC Sports. This Monday's match will be the first of the Olympic Cycle with Velasco as coach of the light blue - white jersey team.

The official complete roster that will include 12 players on each match is the following:

Setters: Luciano De Cecco, Nicolas Uriarte

Opposite players: Jose Luis Gonzalez, Federico Pereyra

Middle players: Gustavo Porporatto, Martin Ramos, Pablo Crer, Maximiliano Gauna

Wing spikers: Facundo Conte, Rodrigo Quiroga, Lucas Ocampo, Javier Filardi

Liberos : Sebastian Garroq, Sebastian Closter

Also, the coaching team decided that the new captain for this new cycle of working will be the wing spiker Javier Filardi, the player with more experience in the team as he has been part of the Argentine Seniors' since the year 2005 and he has just won the Bronze Medal at the World Clubs Championship and the crown of the Argentine League with his team, UPCN Voley de san Juan.

Tickets for both matches will be free with open doors for all the audience. These matches take place as an exhibition prior to the first demanding official international competition, the FIVB World League 2014 that starts for Argentina next Saturday in Mendoza v France.

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