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20-05-2014

FIRST EVER FRIENDLY MATCH WON BY ARGEENTINA'S VELASCCO TEAM

Overcrowded stadium for Julio Velasco debut in Tigre

Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 20, 2014 - Much excitement and emotion on the side of the Argentine Seniors' debut coached by the expertise Julio Velasco. Previously he had mentioned that after over 30 years it would be the first time to sit on Argentine side and hear his national anthem. Then, his first ever time coaching the light blue - white jersey and a perfect and clean victory over Tunisia that allowed him to try his Argentine players just four days prior to the start of the Premier FIVB World Competition, the FIVB World League with the first three weekends playing as host team v France, Germany and Japan.

The event took place at UTC Stadium in Pacheco (Tigre) overcoming his pair from Tunisia 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-14) in a crowded stadium and with Federico Pereyra and Facundo Conte topping the score and live broadcasted by TyC Sports to complete the party. This Tuesday, prior to Argentina delegation travelling this Wednesday for its first official engagement, both teams will play a second exhibition open doors match, also at 10.00 and live broadcast by TyC Sports in Almirante Brown.

Argentina players were very nervous and it took them sometime to play at their path while Tunisia that played two matches against the Argentine support team were more concentrated but the light blue - white team showed its pride and slowly started to grow and played to their utmost in a beautiful friendly match victory over the African Champion.

Velasco tried all his roster with a new starting line-up on his third set.

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