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Two celebrations for Argentina Youth's over Brazil

Mendoza, Argentina, June 30, 2014 - The Argentine Youth's Boys started with two victories over the Brazilian's in the friendly tour that is taking place in Mendoza province on their preparation towards the South American Championship, that will qualify for next year's World Championship. First on the "classical" clash between both South American teams on Saturday evening in Maipu and then on Sunday evening, too in San Carlos. The next two friendlies will take place on Tuesday and Thursday.

The opening match result at Ribosqui Stadium was 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-10, 25-19) with Jan Martínez topped the score with 15 rallies. The starting line-up included: Matias Giraudo (setter), Juan Bucciarelli (opposite player), Sergio Soria and Liam Arreche (middle player), Martínez and Felipe Benavidez (wing spikers) and Damian Zalcman (libero). From the bench were included Luciano Saetta and Luciano Cotto.

On Sunday, in San Carlos both teams played a very equal match very fought but finally Argentina could celebrate in a tie breaker that ended 3-2 (18-25, 27-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-8). Martinez was again the top scorer with 19 rallies.

The match showed three changes, Saetta (setter), Agustin Loser (as middle player replaced Soria) and Rodrigo Michelon (libero). Also made their debut at the friendlies Ignacio Roberts, Tomas Barisic and Ignacio Novas Ruiz.

This Monday the teams will train and rest and on Tuesday, again in San Carlos they will play their third match to move afterwards to close the tour on Thursday in Maipu.